NBC reveals the identities of the six "surprise" women joining 'Love in the Wild'
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 06/13/2012
NBC has revealed the identities of the six "surprise" ladies who appeared at the end of Tuesday night'sLove in the Wild broadcast and will compete in next week's episode.
After the eliminated Love in the Wild contestants left the Couples' Choice Ceremony during last night's show, six new single women entered the scene in the hopes of also finding love in the Dominican jungle.
The "surprise" women will join six already-established couples -- six men and six women -- who have gotten to know each other and plan to embark on the show's next adventure together. The upcoming episode will adopt a similar format to Love in the Wild's second-season premiere broadcast in which seven "surprise" men joined the original 14 contestants and had to compete as trios consisting of one woman and two guys.
Now it will be the men's choice in the season's third episode, which will feature each man selecting an additional woman to be part of his trio for the next adventure. The men must then determine whether to keep their existing relationships intact or give into temptation and choose one of the new female contestants to move forward with instead.
During next week's episode, the newly-formed trios will be required to complete the adventure's course through the jungle and a bat cave shackled together. The winning group will receive a sailboat cruise. The broadcast will end with six women going home.
The six new "surprise" women who will pair up with the existing Love in the Wild couples for the next adventure and their NBC-supplied descriptions are:
- Melissa Alatorre, a 23-year-old from San Diego, CA who currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.
NBC says, "Don't underestimate the pint-sized Alatorre. She is incredibly competitive and is not afraid to go after the guy she wants. This San Diego native is looking for a guy that is ready to commit. Her secret weapon is her piercing green eyes, which she says men have a hard time resisting."
- Lindsay Furman, a 29-year-old from Spring Lake, NJ who currently resides in Philadelphia, PA.
NBC says, "The incredibly competitive event planner and model seems to attract more male than female friends, which could be due to her love of football. Besides being afraid of scary movies, her greatest fear is growing old alone. She's searching for a witty man who can keep up with her."
- Jenna Gillund, a 23-year-old from Chicago who currently resides in Dallas, TX.
NBC says, "As a former NBA team dancer, Gillund is tired of the dating scene in Dallas. Originally from Chicago, she describes herself as a Midwest girl who prefers a real man and appreciates a little spontaneity. Gillund is a fierce competitor and keeps her eye on the prize -- finding herself a man and winning the show."
- Natalie Korzon, a 24-year-old from Ann Arbor, MI who currently resides in Santa Monica, CA.
NBC says, "One of four sisters, Korzon was introduced to sports by her dad who taught all his daughters to play ice hockey. A former member of Western Michigan University women's ice hockey team, Korzon is certain that she will dominate all of the challenges. This art teacher is sure to get creative in finding ways to lure Mr. Right."
- Vanessa Ramirez, a 30-year-old from Phoenix, AZ.
NBC says, "As a television host and in-game host for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Ramirez knows how a team should work and will bring that knowledge to her adventures in the wild. Other pluses for this extremely competitive lady are that she is in great shape and works out daily, which will help in navigating the wild terrain -- although her fear of bugs may cause some problems. As far as the dating jungle goes, her last serious relationship was seven-years long, and since then, she has yet to find 'the one.'"
- Michelle Sacco, a 26-year-old from Rome, GA who currently resides in Atlanta, GA
NBC says, "After Sacco's last relationship ended, she has been on the hunt to find Mr. Right. This super-confident girl believes in love at first sight and will do whatever it takes to get the guy she wants. Sacco is often unfairly judged by her appearance, but don't be fooled by her beauty, she has the brains and brawn as well. She grew up bass fishing in the Everglades and definitely knows her way in the wild."