As the U.S. economy teeters on the brink of collapse, VH1’s most unabashedly materialistic spin-off (until Megan’s show, that is) returns to the air. That’s right, I Love Money is coming back for a second season…and soon! Check the press release:
More of America’s favorite contestants from VH1’s hit series Rock of Love, I Love New York, Flavor of Love and Real Chance of Love are set to star in the network’s latest celebreality series, I Love Money 2 premiering on Monday, February 2. Hosted by Craig J. Jackson, the 12-episode series will pit 19 fan favorite contestants against one another for a chance to win a $250,000 grand prize.
Beginning today, Monday, December 8, VH1 will begin rolling-out specifics from I Love Money online on the VH1 Blog. Each day throughout the week the VH1 Blog will uncover the names of a few of the new cast members until all have been revealed. In addition, the Blog will also roll-out never-before-seen photos, biographies and even more exclusive details leading up to the premiere on Monday, January 26.
The new cast will travel to Mexico where they will participate in outrageous challenges to test their determination to get rich. For this group of men and women competing for a chance at love is nothing compared to competing for their true heart’s desire, money.
Below is the first batch of Celebreality all-stars (however loosely defined “stars” is): the guys who’ve appeared on multiple VH1 spin-offs, qualifying them as vets. We’ll roll out the cast members in similar categories all week long, so keep your eyes trained on this spot.
You may remember him from: I Love New York 2, I Love Money
You may remember him for: Sucking New York’s toes; Sucking at independent living (his tenure in his parents’ basement has been well documented); Sucking at hanging onto a stripper pole, which led to his elimination on last season’s I Love Money.
Our prediction: He was robbed of his chance at domestic freedom – expect him to come back with a vengeance. Oh, and don’t be surprised if he hooks up, like, immediately. Once a freak, always a freak!
You may remember him from: I Love New York, I Love Money
You may remember him for: Being the proud owner of a Ya-Ya; His fizzled bromance with 12 Pack; His fizzled romance with Destiney.
Our prediction: Without 12 Pack, we’ll finally get to see what Heat is like standing on his own. As far as his character arc goes, it’s sink-or-swim time. If that sounds like the premise of an I Love Money challenge, don’t be surprised if it turns out to be one.
You may remember him from: I Love New York 2, New York Goes to Hollywood
You may remember him for: Getting pounced on by Mr. Wise out of unresolved spitting-incident beef (our favorite kind of beef at VH1, since it carries extra bacteria!); Getting punched by Buddha; Getting dumped by New York on New York Goes To Hollywood after ultimately “winning” her heart on I Love New York 2. Tailor’s supposed fame addiction and workaholism caused New York to dismiss him from the restaurant table they were sharing. Oooh! Cold!
Our prediction: After so much emasculation, things can only get better for Tailor – even if he comes in dead last.
Check out more shots of the spin-off vets below and don’t forget to check back tomorrow when we unveil more I Love Money 2 cast members.