The Choice's Romeo Reveals His Cheat, Major Red Flag and Shutting Down DJ Pauly D
Romeo Miller | Photo Credits: Ray Mickshaw/FOX
Celebrities — they're just like us! They run errands. They hang out with friends. And sometimes they have a little trouble meeting "the one." Enter The Choice (premiering Thursday at 9/8c), Fox's new celebrity dating show that bears a striking resemblance to that NBC singing competition of, almost, the same name. However, instead of asking four celebrities to sit in chairs and press a button when they hear the voice of the next singing superstar, this time the four celebrities are asked to pull the "love handle" every time they hear the voice of their possible next paramour. But how do the bachelors and bachelorettes determine who to pick based on voice alone? And why would celebrities sign up for such a crazy blind-date scenario? TVGuide.com went straight to the source and talked with 22-year-old rapper/Dancing with the Stars contestant/ The Choice bachelor Romeo about how he was "kidnapped" for the show, why his cheating technique failed and what it took to get him to pull his love handle.
How were you approached for the show?
Romeo Miller: I was kidnapped, put in a little van and I was told I was going to find love. All the celebrities were like, "Wait, wait, wait! Where are we right now?" They kept it so secret. They didn't want anybody to know what we were doing. All they told us was that,"We're going to find you love. We're going to find you the perfect match. You're going to have a beautiful date." We didn't know that we weren't going to be able to see these girls. We didn't know we were just going to have base them off of what they tell us. It was definitely a fun thing to do for me because this show gives the viewers a chance to see how celebrities interact with these people. We're human just like everybody else. You get to see how we handle this blind-date situation.
How did they know it was OK to kidnap you for this? Did someone else sign you up?
Romeo: For me, somebody contacted me from Dancing with the Stars and they were like, "This will be really cool. We know you're single and you're looking for that Juliet," and that's kind of how it happened.
What was your first thought when you got to the set of The Choice?
Romeo: My first thought was, "Am I going to space right now?" Being able to do this show, I felt like a kid again. It's like going to the mall back when you're 14 years old and trying to find a girl to go out with you.
I think a lot of people are wondering why you haven't found your Juliet yet. What made you want to go on a celebrity dating show?
Romeo: For me, I think I'm a workaholic. I do love work and I have a big family and it's really hard for a lot of girls to really understand that. It's easier said than done. That's why this show was made for a person like me — somebody you think should have found his Juliet. I don't have a Juliet. The Choice allowed me the opportunity to find love and to find happiness. If I had to do it over again, I would definitely do it over again because we were the first guinea pigs. We didn't know what to expect. We didn't get to watch it on TV. We just had to go with our gut feelings and you're doing everything under a tough speed.