Tonight Nev cracks open an email from Rico (really?) who has been in an online relationship for three years with Ja’mari. I will give you one guess as to what Ja’mari does for a living. That’s right, brilliant readers, he’s a MODEL!!! An international model, no less. Because in case you haven’t noticed, models have a terrible time meeting people to date in real life and have to resort to the internet to find true love. All online romances involve at least one model. Rico is at a crossroads, you see. His mother has been taken ill and needs to return to the UK to be near her family. So Rico has to decide whether he wants to go with her or stay in the US and possibly find true love with Ja’mari. Well, as an international model, can’t Ja’mari relocate to England? Oh that’s right. Only ACTUAL international models can reasonably relocate internationally. Sorry, is my doubt emerging too soon?
“He said his passport expired.”
Nev and Max skype Rico to get things moving and Rico says that he and Ja’mari became friends online because of a common interest. Ja’mari is a model and Rico wants to get into modeling. Oh, so like Rose and Kari Ann they can maybe work on some modeling projects together? Nev asks why Rico and Ja’mari have never skyped and Rico says it’s because when they met Rico was in the military and he didn’t want any of his business “out there.” Okay, fair enough – that would be a concern in the military. But what about now? Why no skyping still? They never ask. They just head for Connecticut to meet Rico and launch a Google Image Search.
“Max, give me a quarter!”
Rico turns out to be a genuine cutie. Like cute enough to believe that a model would find him attractive. What an interesting turn. He tells the guys that his mother was in a car accident a few years ago and still suffers from complications of a brain injury. Ouch. But Ja’mari has always been very caring and sympathetic. By the way, Ja’mari drives a Mercedes and does very well for himself. But all of his modeling keeps him on the road a lot, so he and Rico just can’t find a time in both of their schedules to meet. Rico takes the guys through Ja’mari’s Facebook page and tells them he does print modeling. Nev asks if Rico has seen any of Ja’mari’s ads. Rico says no, and Nev points out that it’s odd that Ja’mari doesn’t have a bunch of his ads all over his Facebook page. Seriously. He’s the first “model” we’ve met on this show who doesn’t have almost EXCLUSIVELY modeling photos on Facebook.
But let’s not underestimate the bathroom photo.
They tell Rico to give Ja’mari a call so that they can get some footage of them interacting. He does and it’s all flirtatious. Ja’mari wants to know where Rico has been all morning, why he hasn’t answered his calls, and then wants Rico to take the phone to the shower with him. Ja’mari can tell that something isn’t normal because Rico isn’t as open as usual (because Nev and Max are there with their cameras in his face) so he keeps asking what’s going on.
Nev: “Ask him if his refrigerator is running!”