07:36 AM EDT 10/31/2014
Originally posted 07/03/2014 09:15AM
The waters of the web are still wriggling with new catfish; some are just harder to catch than others.
This is one of those extra tricky cases.
The story starts off the same as in many of these MTV tales. Jeff is an average guy who is enlisted in the Navy, and, as a result, doesn't have too much time to date. By accident he becomes Facebook friends with a girl named Megan, who shares his love for animals and has Dallas Cowboy cheerleader good looks, to boot.
Their online friendship blossoms into romance, complete with daily phone calls and the usual suspicious absence of videochatting. Now that things are getting serious, Jeff is contemplating whether to re-enlist in the Navy or take a step towards starting a life with Megan.
Originally posted 06/26/2014 09:00AM
Miranda didn't need to wait for Nev and Max to discover she had been Catfished. This Minnesota girl has already caught her slippery online boyfriend Cameryn in a big, sloppy lie. But instead of throwing him back to sea, she decided to hold onto her catch and give him another chance.
Originally posted 06/19/2014 09:15AM
It took seven episodes, but we finally have our first Catfish love triangle of the season.
Solana's story starts with Myspace, that's how long this love game has been going on. At only 14 years old she met Elijah on the social network, where the two teens struck up a friendship, which eventually turned into an online relationship. Then Elijah disappeared. With his Myspace page deactivated and no other way to contact him, Solana was forced to give up on her mystery man. Until ...
Originally posted 06/12/2014 11:30AM
"This is the kind of loser that gives our show a bad name," Max Joseph indignantly proclaims before storming off-camera in the most recent episode of Catfish. So yeah, this one was a doozy.
This season, Nev Schulman and his camera-claw buddy Max have encountered lying family members, talented schemers and scorned celebs, but they were still shocked by the web of lies they unraveled this time. The saga starts with John, a city boy born and raised in South Detroit, also known as Dearborn, Michigan. John comes to our Catfish connoisseurs with the usual tale of finding love online and wanting verification that this paramour is the real deal.
Originally posted 06/05/2014 11:45AM
Sometimes celebrities really are just like "normal people." Not only do they buy groceries and go to the park, they can also get caught up in the tangled web of a catfish, as Rent actress Tracie Thoms did in the latest episode of Catfish.
The star reached out to Nev Schulman and Max Joseph for help following up on a deceiving Twitter fan. By the time our boys arrived, Tracie had already discovered that one of her Twitter followers was pretending to be someone she was not. When the actress tried to confront her fan "Sammie" about the behavior, the mystery Tweeter pulled a vanishing act, leaving Tracie with plenty of unanswered questions.
Originally posted 05/29/2014 10:00AM
This Catfish isn't about love, it's all business.
Unlike previous season 3 episodes, number four doesn't involve a romance that began on the web. Lucille believes her online connection could be a key to finding a job in the music industry. Unfortunately, even before Nev Schulman and Max Joseph show up, Lucille has already discovered a few ... fishy details about her supposed "business parter," Kidd Cole. Worse yet, this Catfish is getting Mr. Kim Kardashian involved, claiming he is the youngest artist under Kanye West's record label GOOD Music.
Originally posted 05/22/2014 08:50AM
Catfish is officially a thing according to Merriam-Webster.
As this term swims over from colloquialism to certified word, Catfish: The TV Show presses on as well. In episode three, viewers are treated to another story of young love, this time blossoming between a bartender and rap hopeful through the alluring world of Instagram.
Originally posted 05/15/2014 08:45AM
MTV's Catfish: The TV Show is back for its third season, and it's not waiting to get weird.
During the show's premiere, viewers met the first "Catfish terrorist." In episode two, Catfish is giving us its first intervention. Nev Schulman and Max Joseph packed their bags for Cincinnati, Ohio, to explore this unusual request, and things only got stranger from there.
Originally posted 05/08/2014 09:15AM
Catfish, the TV show turned buzzword, is back to help love-struck young adults track down their Internet paramours IRL (in real life).
On Wednesday, the MTV show kicked off its third season with Nev Schulman and his camera-toting buddy Max Joseph attempting to hook an especially slippery "catfish" – a person who creates a fake social media account using someone else's photos to build online relationships.
Originally posted 05/07/2014 04:10PM
WARNING: The above video may encourage online dating profile deactivation
Before Manti Te'o's phony girlfriend scandal, there was Catfish to warn us about the dangers of online relationships.
On Wednesday, May 7, the TV show about young adults searching for the real person behind the online persona they fell in love with returns to MTV at 10/9c. PEOPLE has an exclusive look at all the shocking reveals, disturbing surprises and strange stories brewing in the show's third season.
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