90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days’ Stephanie Matto and Geoffrey Paschel both have acting backgrounds. And this isn’t the first time cast on TLC have been actors. Both Caesar Mack and Jesse Meester also have some acting experience. So, is TLC frauding in order to control their storylines, or is the romance real?
90 Day Fiance: Stephanie Matto Was on Nickelodeon
It turns out that Stephanie Matto didn’t just have a past as an exotic dancer. The 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days celeb also has experience in acting. Stephanie was an actor on the Nickelodeon hit show All That in the 90s. She also did a commercials and several other guest appearances.
Currently, Stephanie Matto is a moderately successful YouTuber with over 350,000 followers. That number has grown dramatically since her time on 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days. Her portfolio says she has an “extensive training background in acting techniques, dance, acting for camera, and voice production/speech”. So, did TLC pick Stephanie for the 90 Day Fiance spinoff for more than just her relationship with Erika Owens? Or did Stephanie want to be on the hit TLC show simply to increase her subscriber numbers.
Geoffrey Paschel Dabbles in Acting
It seems that Stephanie Matto isn’t the only one on this season that has some acting experience. Geoffrey Paschel also has an IMDB page that lists fourteen projects that he’s been apart of aside from the 90 Day Fiance franchise. It looks like he tends to prefer the crime genre because he’s had a guest spot on shows like Murder Chose Me and Murder Calls.
He’s also had a role in the 2019 film Crossword as Mr Drake. It probably didn’t hurt when he applied for 90 Day Fiance that he had some experience with acting. Being able to perform in front of a camera is crucial for reality show cast members.
90 Day Fiance: TLC Has Used Actors Before
This isn’t the first time that TLC has used people with acting careers in their franchise. Last season, fans found an acting profile for Caesar Mack and thought his whole storyline with Maria was fake. Plus, Darcey Silva’s ex Jesse Meester also did some acting back in his home country of The Netherlands. So, the company has definitely dealt with actors before. Yet, are they using them for more than just their love lives?
Every season, 90 Day Fiance fans dig up the acting past for cast members. The truth is, almost every reality show has cast members that have dabbled in acting. People that want to act, love to be in front of a camera. So the same people that are drawn towards acting are the same people that are drawn towards reality TV. There story lines are just as “real” as those of non-actors on the show.
Before the 90 Days airs Sundays at 8/7c on TLC
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