Warning: Spoilers for season 2 of Too Hot to Handle
Season 1 of Netflix’s much-welcomed 2020 pandemic binge, Too Hot to Handle, saw Harry Jowsey and Francesca Farago rise above a sea of hot singles to become the hottest to handle reality tv couple around. (They have since dated on and off and, at one point, were engaged. Current status: not together.) Season 2—featuring another batch of hot people told to keep hands to themselves or risk reducing the prize money—took similar shape behind Cam Holmes and Emily Miller. Though, we have to say, the biggest power couple to come out of paradise were Marvin Anthony and Melinda Melrose. Call them “Marlinda.” They make season 2 well worth the watch.
The season ended in episode 10 with the $55,000 of prize money being awarded to Marvin for being the contestant to take the show most seriously—or something like that. The other thirteen contestants went home with nothing, except for probably a lot more Instagram followers, a little cash for their vacation troubles, and hopefully... some kind of lesson? Did we learn a lesson ? Meaningful connections can’t be made through sex? Except for the most successful couple whose relationship instantly improved once they had sex? Yeah, that can’t be it.
Anyway, whether or not they won the big money, the season 2 cast of Too Hot to Handle hopefully won in some other way. Here’s what we know about their current statuses, months after they left the Island of No Sex, Unless You’re Marvin and Melinda.
Where is the Too Hot to Handle season 2 cast now?
Chase is a 25-year-old who plays football professionally. He went to Central Washington University, where he played defensive line. They talk about how he's one of the biggest guys on the show in Too Hot To Handle Season 2, but in case if you want an idea of just how big he is, he's listed on the CWU site at 6'5'' and 245 pounds. He's most recently signed with the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. He also has a million followers on his TikTok account. Casual.
Chase caused a bit of drama when he broke up with Carly. But he seemed pretty happy with Tabitha. Until she kinda broke up with him? Doesn't look like that lasted.
Peter—who goes by Pete most often in Too Hot To Handle—is a 21-year-old from Staten Island, NY, who has more than 2 million followers on his TikTok account, @peter_vigilante. He frequently posts workout and comedy videos, which he also posts on Instagram.
Since he was kicked out early on the show, he seems to be living his best half naked gym photoshoot life.
Cam is 24 years old, a model, and a self-proclaimed "sexy nerd." He formed an early bond with Emily in Season 2, but that bond was put to the test quite often and in a variety of different ways. He's a big Lord of the Rings fan, and even has a tattoo referencing it.
By the end of the season, he and Emily made their relationship official. Recently, Cam posted a shirtless photo on Instagram and responded to a comment asking about Emily's tattoo. He wrote "bottom of my foot..." We guess that means it's even more official?
Nathan is an English-born gentleman currently based out of Fort Worth, Texas, where he works as a stripper/dancer. He's really been embracing his new life as a Texan (complete with photos on his Instagram in a Mavericks jersey!), and also, as we see in the first episode, thinks his English/Texan hybrid makes him quite the catch.
Nathan didn't find the kind of connection he wanted on the island, but he seems to have made a strong friend in Larissa. The two have some healthy Instagram comment banter.
Hailing from Paris, France, Marvin is, at 6'4'', another of the biggest guys at the retreat in Season 2. He's a former basketball player and works in finance. According to his Instagram, he's a model and also maintains a TikTok account and a YouTube channel. He's also a big Oprah fan? Nice.
Marvin left the show a winner, taking home the cash prize and entering into an actual relationship with Melinda. From what we can tell, the two are still together.
Melinda is the breakout star of Too Hot To Handle Season 2. She's consistently funny and down to earth, and doesn't seem to take herself too seriously. She's 28 years old, is based out of NYC/Brooklyn, and grew up with 15 other siblings.
Melinda formed an early bond with Marvin, and despite some bumps along the way, totally made it work.
Emily Faye Miller
For much of the season Emily and Cam felt like the Harry and Francesca on/off couple of the season. But if Instagram tattoo comments don't lie, they seem to still be a thing.
Larissa is a 28-year-old New Zealand-born lawyer. As her Instagram bio says, "you can be intellectual & wear a bikini too!"
One of the more mature members of the cast, she chose not to be reckless with the prize money, making her the "mom" of the group. While she didn't get the sort of relationship she wanted from Nathan, the two seem to be good friends.
Carly is 24 years old and has some cool tattoos.
Carly had a difficult season, finding an emotionally unresponsive partner in Chase and then spiraling into a lot of self doubt. Her confidence development made her a favorite of the season and an almost-winner of the cash prize. She left the season in an unofficial relationship with Joey. She seemed to spend a lot of time in Miami earlier this year (where Joey lives). Make of that what you will.
Kayla is 26 years old, and a model, and a bartender. She says she had a strict upbringing, and as a result doesn't often follow the rules as an adult. She also specifically has a type—"a bad boy"—that she doesn't find easily with this batch.
Kayla left the show early and seems to have quickly returned to modeling.
Robert Van Tromp
One of the later arrivals designed to cause drama, Robert instead acted as something of a comic relief, making a lot of self-deprecating jokes and costing the group a moderate amount of money. He left the show in an unofficial relationship with fellow late arrival Christina, which doesn't seem to have lasted.
Joey arrived just in time for the Carly/Chase drama, and appeared to have handled the situation like a champ. Here's hoping Carly was visiting Miami for him.
As another late arrival, Tabitha appeared as the temptation Chase couldn't resist. One of the more chaotic contestants, Tabitha may have been the anti-Lana. She entered the island not looking for commitment and seems to have left the island the same way. No judgement.
Elle seemed to have had a spark with Nathan, but the show ended before the two could properly get to know one another. She recently appeared as the cover model for Playboy magazine.
Christina and Robert may have been the most no-drama couple (?) on the show. It's unclear if the two are still together, though Christina was recently in London, Robert's home city.
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