Netflix reality dating show “Love Is Blind” took America by storm when it premiered as a three-week event in February 2020. Due to the pandemic and stay-at-home orders, it quickly became an escape for viewers. According to Vulture, during the week of the finale, it was the No. 1 trending show on Netflix. Following its success, the series was renewed for a second season, which premiered on Feb. 11. If you’re intrigued by the opportunity to appear on reality TV, read on to learn about how to get cast on the next season.
- What is “Love Is Blind” about?
- Who is in the cast of “Love Is Blind”?
- How does the casting process work for “Love Is Blind”?
- Is “Love Is Blind” currently filming?
- Where can you find “Love Is Blind” casting calls and auditions?
- Who is the casting director for “Love Is Blind”?
- What are the best tips for landing a spot on “Love Is Blind”?
“Love Is Blind” has a unique premise: For 10 days, men and women go on speed dates—but the kicker is that they are unable to see one another. The contestants are put into pods where they can relax, drink wine, and chat—all while not being able to have any physical interactions with their date.
When a contestant decides they’ve found the one, they propose in the pod—still without seeing the person they’re popping the question to. Following the proposal, the pair finally get to meet one another, then are whisked away on a tropical vacation together. During this getaway, contestants also meet the other engaged couples. Afterward, the two move into an apartment together and meet each other’s families. On the day of the wedding, the couple meets at the altar and decides if they really want to go through with the marriage or call it quits.
The contestants on “Love Is Blind” Season 2 are:
- Abhishek “Shake” Chatterjee, veterinarian and DJ
- Aja Johnson, paralegal
- Brandon McGhee, insurance broker
- Brian Ngo, advertising strategist
- Caitlin McKee, medical software sales representative
- Chassidy Mickale, makeup artist, hairstylist, and image consultant
- Danielle Ruhl, associate marketing director
- Deepti Vempati, information data analyst
- Haseeb Hussain, lawyer
- Hope Antoniello, sales manager
- Iyanna McNeely, program coordinator
- James “Joey” Miller, business strategy consultant
- Jarrette Jones, project manager, sneaker dealer, and podcast host
- Jason Beaumont, flight attendant
- Jeremy Hartwell, director and entrepreneur
- Juhie Faheem, clinical therapist
- Julius Cacho, logistics manager
- Kara Williams, client service manager
- Kyle Abrams, glazier
- Mallory Zapata, communications manager
- Natalie Lee, consulting manager
- Nick Thompson, vice president of product marketing
- Olivia Harris, recruitment partner
- Rocky Smith, executive
- Salvador Pérez, executive assistant
- Shaina Hurley, freelance hairstylist
- Shayne Jansen, real estate broker
- Shea’na Grigsby, event partnership director
- Trisha Frame, real estate broker
- Vito Salamone, pizzeria owner
Kinetic Content looks for contestants to be on the show. Those who want to take their shot at finding love on the series should fill out an application on this website. All contestants must live in the city where the season is filming, so they can move in together following their experience in the pods and on the couples’ retreat. “Love Is Blind” Season 1 was filmed in Atlanta, and Season 2 was filmed in Chicago.
Series creator Chris Coelen opened up to Entertainment Weekly about what the team looks for when casting the show. “We have a great casting department, and they reached out to people who they felt would be genuinely interested in this kind of commitment,” he explained. “I think that’s really key; we want people who aren’t just doing it for the attention. There’s certainly plenty of places for people who want to do stuff for the attention. We wanted to be really dealing with people who were genuinely interested in it.”
Unfortunately, for those looking to get cast on Season 3 of “Love Is Blind,” co-host Nick Lachey told ET that the season has already been shot. However, if you’re looking to get cast on a future season, the casting website is active. The application is lengthy and asks for a lot of personal information, including relationship history, how your family and friends would describe you, and what marriage means to you, according to Distractify.
To get cast on “Love Is Blind,” you need to fill out an application here. For other reality show casting calls and auditions, check out this roundup of gigs hiring now, and keep your eye on our Casting Calls section for new opportunities.
Donna A. Driscoll is the head of casting at Kinetic Content. She has previously done casting for “Married at First Sight,” “Little Women: LA,” and “The Biggest Loser.” She was also in the casting department of “The Amazing Race” and “Shear Genius.”
Driscoll talked to Screen Rant about the casting process, noting that social media plays a big part in the decision-making process. “You can tell a lot about a person through the content on their social media, like their personality, their goals, and their interpersonal relationships,” she explained. “We look for a myriad of tells about who a person is on their social media, and we do outreach on a grassroots level everywhere.” Once her team finds someone to reach out to, the interview process begins. “The vetting consists of one phone call at the start, and then a casting producer interview via Skype. They would sometimes do two or three of those; it all depends on the person.”
Asked what she looks for in potential contestants, Driscoll added, “Well, for guys and girls alike, we're always looking for people who are marriage-minded; and we don’t want players. You can tell that about somebody from the first phone conversation, usually, especially if you’ve been in casting for a long time for a reality or docuseries. You just have a good sense. And we asked a lot of questions that were pretty good tells about that.”
Driscoll added that an ideal contestant should project earnestness. “I think that they’re genuine…and excited about the opportunity,” she explained. “If that can come across in some way, and if a lot of their answers lead with love.”
Coelen said that the key to choosing contestants is seeking out people who truly want to find love. “We picked participants, really, based on the feelings that they expressed and our judgment about whether or not they were really interested in exploring a lifelong relationship and/or getting married,” he explained to Express.
Driscoll echoed that sentiment when speaking to Screen Rant. “Personality is huge, especially in an experiment like this,” she said. “I know I sound repetitive, but I can’t say this enough: The most important detail to all of this is if they’re genuinely ready for a serious relationship and looking for a life partner.
“When I saw the success of the show, I was like, ‘Wow, we’re going to have to be really diligent about casting next season,’ ” she continued. “And I feel like we’re still having a lot of conversations about that; but I feel like, at that point, we’re going to have to incorporate people who are close to the candidates in their everyday life into the conversation at a certain point.”
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