Last week we got the chance to interview the host of “Are You The One?”, Ryan Devlin, before the big season premiere tonight on MTV. If you don’t know what AYTO then please fucking educate yourself with our recaps before watching season 4 tonight. It’s basically the trash reality TV that you never knew you needed for the summer- I mean, besides the bachelorette of course #obvi.
Check out what our guy RyDev (literally no one calls him that) had to say about this coming season, how to subject yourself to the fresh hell that is auditioning for this show, and the required booze for tonight.
Forget the wine and duct tape a bottle of Grey Goose to your palm, because we’re starting this season hard and fast. A $250,000 twist, love at first sight, and some instant chemistry!
When I’m not with the cast I’m usually working on the script, memorizing lines, or drinking my body weight in Mai Tais in order to get the liquid courage to ask the hard questions at the Match Up Ceremonies. Things can (and you’ll see this season) do get a little intense on that stage!
I want these guys to win. I really do. But they sure as hell don’t make it easy on themselves do they? If you look really closely, particularly as the seasons go on, you can see the look on my face when someone makes an idiotic pick. Last season I had that look on my face a lot. I hope this season they aren’t as dumb.
I am. Which I like, as it puts me there as a representative of the audience. I try to ask the questions that I think the viewers would want to ask. I have my guesses of who the matches are… but they’re just guesses.
Haha, yeah I’m not sure about Mike and Kiki. And Chuck and Britney from last season seem awesome together but they weren't a match. On the whole though, the matches really make sense. It’s not an exact science, but we put a lot of work into finding these matches. The entire show is built on the idea of a Perfect Match, so we take the casting process very seriously. Then you toss them into paradise with a swimming pool filled with vodka and see what happens.
It’s an EXHAUSTIVE process and the AYTO team does it amazingly. As for you and the readers, I’m hearing rumors of Season 5 casting soon, so get your video submissions ready!
Haha, they’ve called me a LOT of things… but never that. Usually it’s a bunch of expletives when they bone another Match Up Ceremony or Truth Booth. And when I get mad at them they call me Dad. Which I’m cool with.
I’m not in regular contact with any of them, aside from a few tweets here and there. I wish the best for them though — we go through an intense thing together on set and it brings us all close. The S1 cast has a special place in my heart so I’ll look forward to a reunion in like 10 years when they’re all old and boring like me ;)
As you’ll see this season — the surprises just keep on coming.
I do. This show is really unique — it’s way better than The Bachelor or any other dating show on TV. If they do it right, they all win. Nobody loses. And the show can end at ANY time. They could win in the first episode. That’s insane! Some find their perfect matches, some just learn a lot about what they need in life, but I don’t think there’s been a single person who hasn’t gotten something profound out of the experience. Except Dillan maybe ;).
I absolutely watch every episode. First off, the entire production team puts a lot of blood, sweat, and tears into making the show and I love to see how it all comes together. And second, I love seeing all the crazy shit that goes down when ‘dad’ is away from the house. My expectation is that this season may be among the craziest… but also among the most truly fulfilling in terms of emotional connection and raw heart.
Build a Truth Booth in your backyard.
Well, you heard it here first. Be sure to check out “Are You The One?” tonight at 10/9c on MTV and fasho come back tomorrow to see our hilarious recap of it all. You’re welcome.