We reported on Chad Ocho Cinco’s upcoming dating reality show “The Ultimate Catch” back in March: Will You Apply For A Spot On Ocho Cinco’s New Dating Show?
We hadn’t gotten any word on when filming began but, according to this letter sent in to TheYBF, it has – and not without a lot of drama!
According to a kicked-off contestant of the show who says she is of Caribbean descent, Chad Ocho Cinco is only requesting that light-skinned girls be included in his line-up.
Here’s the email she sent after being sent home early:
I was recently selected as one of the final 85 for Chad’s (OchoCinco) dating reality show. Long story short, Chad has identity issues and primarily chose Latinas and white girls (mostly brunette’s). Many of the black girls were eliminated right off the back (including Rabbit from “Real Chance of Love”)<– might I add Cali made a cameo, as well. I managed to make “Top 30” before getting eliminated.
The entire day was unorganized and Chad only wanted to do things his way; he wouldn’t listen to producers and all selections were made by him only. In the beginning, Chad walked the field and immediately began to dismiss girls.
He later called a group of ten girls (including myself) up to the front and told us to “Not worry. You’re not going anywhere.”
Shortly after, he directed us to do a quick warm-up lap (at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA). This warm-up lap turned into chaos; lap after lap producers were unsure of what to do next, so they directed girls to keep running. Luckily, I stay with a personal trainer, so I ran a total of 6 laps before I stopped for water. Some girls began to hyperventilate, while others began to walk.
One by one, Chad starting pulling black girls aside and telling them “bye.” During my stop for a cup of water, Chad called me over along with a group of six girls – 5 black and 1 white. He then said “Umm…you guys are eliminated…yeah…eliminated. Except for you.” And guess who he pulled out the group? The white girl.
Hm, this sounds a little reminiscent of this: Diddy: Dark Skinned Girls Need Not Apply
Another letter also came in, spilling all the behind-the-scenes dirty deets. But this time, it was from a member of the production staff.
When you watch the show it’s going to appear as if he had to narrow down 84 girls to 17. In reality. 17 girls were pre-selected by the producers and flown to LA a week prior to do interviews and photo shoots for the show. The other 67 girls on set were “extras” filling in.
When Chad arrived on set, he saw a mixed variety of nationalities that the producers had already pre-selected – five black girls, 5 Spanish girls, 6 white girls, and a girl of Middle Eastern decent. He seemed rather upset and acted irritated. The producer felt that he was unhappy and after talking to them off-air, Chad wanted to revise the list of the pre-selected girls. He wanted to send home all of the Black girls and replace them with some of the Caucasian and Hispanic “extras” that were already on set.
After not having picked any Black girls to remain on the show the producers pressured him into picking at least two. Chad, in turn, chooses the two most GHETTO girls there to represent the us. And by ghetto…you know the ones that cause black men to say that’s the reason they don’t date black women anymore.
It’s really sad to see a man who has an entirely black family, including beautiful black children, have such low regard for black women. I’ve heard stories about his preference in the past but never in a million years would I think he would make it that obvious, especially knowing that his TV show is not exactly catering to the white folks.
This is not a good look.
After all, we all know his “type”: COUPLE ALERT: Ocho Cinco Buys “DWTS” Partner $22K Ring