Spoilers for seasons 1 and 2 of Netflix's Too Hot to Handle ahead.
Too Hot to Handle season 2 is officially here for our viewing pleasure—and what an odd pleasure it is, watching a group of horny people do everything they can not to be horny. This time around, we're taking in this show (hopefully) from a status of vaccinated bliss, which means we can hug and touch and kiss all our crushes while these poor contestants aim to avoid it.
This season’s cast clearly keeps up to date with the latest on Netflix; when most of them found out they were on Too Hot to Handle rather than the show they'd signed up for—a fake reality program called Parties in Paradise, seriously—they knew what they were in for.
Most of this cast had clearly seen Harry and Francesca, one of last season’s standout couples, cost the cast the majority of the deductions. These two cost the group a few thousand here and there until they eventually went for it and lost $20,000 when they had sex.
In the first episodes of season 2, Emily Miller and Cam Holmes quickly establish themselves this year’s Harry and Francesca. Both from the U.K. and both attractive rule-breakers, Miller and Holmes are the first pair on the show to disobey the robotic overseer Lana and cost the cast money.
Holmes, from Newport, Wales, identifies as a “sexy nerd” who has a Lord of the Rings tattoo and likes to pull his Gollum impression out from time to time. Miller is multilingual and a professional model signed with Robert Wilson’s modeling agency, FOMO Models. She is from London.
Besides their home countries and equally toned bodies, these two don’t exactly seem like they have much in common. So, what's behind their spark—and does it last? Here's what we know.
They were definitely the sneakiest cast members early on.
Holmes and Miller coupled up fast. They kissed before they even knew they are on Too Hot to Handle, but when they found out kissing was against the rules, it didn't stop them. They broke the rules and tried to hide it right away, but Lana never lets anyone off the hook for long before exposing their transgressions.
The couple was also the first to be challenged with a retreat away together, and—here's a shocker—they cost the group money.
“I mean, at first I did feel slightly bad—kinda,” Miller told Radio Times in an interview. “But as the show went on, people were just breaking rules left, right and center. So I was like, ‘I’ve got nothing to feel bad about.’”
Holmes added: “Yeah, I didn’t feel bad. For me, if there was a reason behind it and if I thought, ‘I kind of want to do it,’ and if I thought, ‘I want to get to know this person,’ then I legitimized the rule break myself.”
By episode two (aka day two), Miller and Holmes were justifying the rule breaks before anyone else, though: “I'm not one to abide by rules,” Miller says to Holmes before they make out on the beach and cost the group their first monetary deduction. “You know when someone says don’t push a red button, all you gotta do is push the red button.”
They are both massive flirts.
Holmes, in particular, seemed to know from the start that he and Miller were going to disobey Lana, and he encouraged the other guys on the show to do the same.
There is a reason, too, that Marvin Anthony, the Parisian model, is drawn to Miller for a while. She is definitely one to flirt back. “Everyone is attracted to you, girl,” he says. “Really?” she asks, feigning innocence.
In the end, though, Anthony backed off, and Holmes and Miller kept working on their status as Harry and Francesca 2.0. They literally made out right in front of Lana (and fellow contestant Carly Lawrence).
Are they still together?
It is too early to determine if these two remained an item after escaping Lana's glare. They might not follow the rules on the show, but they do follow the well-known rules set for competition-show contestants: Don’t reveal the outcome of the finale too soon. These two are still only posting photos separately on their Instagram, but watch this space for more.
We know that, when the show ended, they'd gone official: They enjoyed a lovely final date where Cam asked Emily to be his girlfriend. Unless things have gone horribly wrong since then, we can guess we'll be seeing the two pop up on each other's feeds in the coming days.
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