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Catfish Season 1 Episodes

Season 1 Reunion Show

(Aired February 25, 2013)

  • SuChin


  • Nev

    Nev Schulman

  • Max

    Max Joseph

Hosted by SuChin Pak, Nev and Max, the reunion will bring viewers up to speed on where many of the couples from season one are today. Who stayed in contact? Who is still romantically involved? Who has remained friendly? Who can't stand being in the same room? All will be revealed in the hour-long special that promises to be filled with dramatic and unexpected moments.

Season 1, Episode 11 - Mike and Felicia

(First Aired February 18, 2013 - Season Finale)

  • Michael

    Michael Cooper, Clifton, NJ

  • Felicia

    Felicia "fefe" Clarke, Orlando, FL

Lovesick Mike has met Felicia on a dating website and has dreams of meeting his paramour in person. Unfortunately, when they finally make plans to meet, Felicia stands Mike up. Mike really cares about Felicia but is now nervous that she is keeping secrets and wonders if he should move on.

Season 1, Episode 10 - Rico and Ja'Mari

(First Aired January 28, 2013)

  • Rico

    Rico F Swaqq, Bridgeport, CT

  • Ja'Mari

    Ja'Mari Van De Kamp, Miami, FL

  • James

    James L. Harris

Ex-military guy Rico wants to care for his ailing mother in the U.K., but doesn't want to miss out on an opportunity with successful international model Ja'Mari. Turns out Ja'Mari is actually named James, is not a model, works as a bus driver and lives with his mom.

Follow Up Per MTV:
After learning the truth, Rico has slowly begun to forgive James and the two of them are now pursuing a relationship. Despite being in opposite states, they continue to talk everyday and plan on visiting each other very soon. James is happy that Rico was able to forgive him and he hopes that their relationship will continue to grow even stronger.

Season 1, Episode 9 - Rod and Ebony

(First Aired January 21, 2013)

  • KJ

    KJ Johnson

  • Rod

    Rod, Jackson, MS

  • Ebony


  • Sasha

    Sasha Ebony Love, Atlanta, GA

Rod fell in love with Ebony through a dating website, then discovered she is transgender. Rod has been lying about his identity (pretending to be his cousin KJ) and wants to know if Ebony is hiding anything as well. They've been involved for 4 years. Ebony?thought KJ was a gay man, but he's actually straight. And KJ (Rod) thought she was transgendered, but she is actually a lesbian with an 11-year-old daughter.

Follow Up Per MTV:
Since filming ended, Rod and Ebony remain friends, but say they are not as close as they used to be. Rod has taken a break from dating so he can figure out what he really wants. Ebony continues to enjoy her life in Atlanta and is now in a relationship, with a woman.

Season 1, Episode 8 - Tyler and "Amanda"

(First Aired January 14, 2013)

  • Tyler

    Tyler Hayden, Davidson, MI

  • Amanda

    Amanda Miller

  • Aaron

    Aaron Estes, Attica, MI

Tyler has fallen for "Amanda" when he asks Nev for help. When Tyler tells his friends about her, they are all surprised it was with a girl from online. "Amanda" turned out to be the online alias for Aaron, a young gay man searching to find who he really was. Aaron has since deleted his fake profiles.

Follow Up Per MTV:
Since filming ended, Tyler has forgiven Aaron for deceiving him, but the two have not remained in contact. Tyler is currently attending college in Kalamazoo, where he hopes to meet someone new. Aaron has since moved to New York City, where he is busy creating a new life and making new friends.

Season 1, Episode 7 - Joe and "Kari Ann"

(First Aired January 7, 2013)

  • Joe

    Joe Sumeriski, Warsaw, NY

  • Kari Ann

    Kari Ann Peniche

  • Rose

    Rose Chiauzzi, Warsaw, NY

After breaking up with his girlfriend, Joe from New York met who may be the girl of his dreams, Kari Ann from California, but worries that she is not being completely honest. They've been "dating" online for 3 months. She claims to have won Miss Teen USA in 2003. The profile turned out to be one of many by Rose, someone Joe had known for quite a while.

Follow Up Per MTV:
After learning the truth about Rose and the fake Kari Ann profile, Joe has moved on and is currently looking to meet someone new. He's forgiven Rose, but the two of them have not spoken since filming ended. Rose now lives in California with a man she recently met through the fake profile. At first. he was surprised to learn that she wasn't the real Kari Ann, but he has since forgiven her and the two are now dating.

Season 1, Episode 6 - Kya and "Alyx"

(First Aired December 17, 2012)

  • Kya

    Kya Manns, Mexico, MO

  • Ellie


  • Alyx

    "Alyx Dorian"

  • Dani

    Dani Irish Cullen, Pomona, CA

After Kya fell in love online with Alyx, she confessed that she had been using a fake name and pictures when communicating with him (as "Ellie"). Alyx forgave her immediately and accepted Kya without hesitation. The two had never met. Alyx turned out to be a female-to-male transgender named Dani. Kya and Dani decided to remain a couple even after Kya learned the truth and it was the first happy ending.

Follow Up Per MTV:
Since filming ended, Kya and Dani's relationship continues to blossom. They plan to visit each other soon and have even discussed the possibility of moving in together. Dani is continuing hormone replacement therapy and says he's saving up for gender reassignment surgery as well.** Further Update: it was reported in December 2012 the two had broken up.

Season 1, Episode 5 - Jarrod and "Abby"

(First Aired December 10, 2012)

  • Jarrod

    Jarrod Musselwhite, Vienna, GA

  • Abby

    Abigail "Abby" Johnson

  • Melissa

    Melissa Henderson, Gulfport, MS

Divorced father and musician Jarrod falls for someone named Abby on Facebook, but she is refusing to see him. Jarrod felt like Abby could be his soul mate but he needed to meet her face to face before their relationship could go any further. Abby" turns out to be a girl named Melissa that created the fake profile due to her low self esteem. Last we heard the two still talk every day, but are just friends. Melissa hopes something more will develop, but only time will tell.

Follow Up Per MTV:
After Melissa was revealed, Jarrod was hurt at first, but he was moved by Melissa's sincere apology. He's forgiven her and the two have remained friends.

Season 1, Episode 4 - Jasmine and "Mike"

(First Aired December 3, 2012)

  • Jasmine

    Jasmine Engelhardt, Atlanta, GA

  • Mike

    Mike Handston Davis

  • Mhissy

    Mhissy Banks, Atlanta, GA

While living 15 minutes apart and after two years of texting, two people prepare to meet for the first time. Mike turned out to be a fake profile using photos of Tyler Jackson, all created by Mhissy to sidetrack Jasmine away from another guy they'd both been interested in named "Triggs."

Follow Up Per MTV:
Since filming, Jasmine and Mhissy have had no communication whatsoever. Jasmine is focusing on raising her son and being a good mom. Mhissy has decided to adopt her niece, and she has since shut down the Mike profile.

Season 1, Episode 3 - Kim and Matt

(First Aired November 26, 2012)

  • Kim

    Kim Wingeier, Alto, MI

  • Matt

    Matt Lowe (past), Vancouver, WA

  • Matt

    Matt Lowe (present)

Kim and Matt have been talking for over 10 years and have gotten very close, sharing true heartfelt emotions. Matt had a million excuses for not meeting over the years. Finally the two meet via the show and both are who they say they are, but Matt's been struggling with a weight problem and insecurities. Kim must decide between Matt and her current boyfriend.

Follow Up Per MTV:
After Matt revealed that he was lying about his weight, he went on to lose 20 pounds. He and Kim still talk all the time. Kim went back to Michigan and actually broke up with her boyfriend Scott, so she could focus on healing from the loss of Steven. Kim and Matt remain best friends.

Season 1, Episode 2 - Trina and "Scorpio"

(First Aired November 19, 2012)

  • Trina the Natural

    Trina "the Natural", Silver Spring, MD

  • "Scorpio"

    "Scorpio" Larry Drummer

  • Lee

    Lee Avent, Washington, DC

Exotic dancer Trina met fellow exotic dancer "Scorpio" on MySpace but never met in person. The "Scorpio" pictures are actually Larry Drummer, a model from Atlanta. Lee turns out to be a 32 year old (not 27) with 4 children (not 2 as Trina was told).

Follow Up Per MTV:
Trina and Lee remain friends to this day and they still talk a few times a week. Lee holds out hope that love could still blossom between the two of them. Since filming ended, he has not gone online as Scorpio. Trina remains single and has given up dancing to pursue other career opportunities.

Season 1, Episode 1 - Sunny and "Jamison"

(First Aired November 12, 2012)

  • Sunny

    Sunny Cross, Fayetteville, AR

  • Jamison

    "Jamison" RJ King

  • Chelsea

    Chelsea Browning, Tuscaloosa, AL

Sunny has been chatting online with Jamison, a model, TV writer, and student of anesthesiology for 8 months and has fallen in love with him via Facebook. However he turns out to be a she named Chelsea.

Follow Up Per MTV:
After Chelsea was revealed, she was very apologetic and took down her fake profile. Chelsea is now an advocate who helps other kids who were bullied like her and she even started her own organization called, Win from Within. Sunny, meanwhile, has forgiven Chelsea and the two are friends online. She has since found love with a real man.