After plenty of hothead-fueled drama, bizarre hookup tales and sweet romances, the Are You The One? gang was able to successfully secure
$1 million $750,000 during their FINAL, stress-filled, nail-biter match-up ceremony (ahem ASAF).
"You guys have played this the best I have ever seen anyone play," host Ryan Devlin gushed after the love hopefuls shared celebratory kisses and champagne. Quite the bold statement, Ry!
Fast-forward to the present: MTV News spoke with most of the guys and gals from the Hawaii-based installment to find out what they've been doing since they left this once-in-a-lifetime experience -- and whether or not their relationships with their PMs have flourished in the real world. Check it out below, and share your fave memories from this unforgettable installment in the comments!
Mikameron are still going strong -- and they're now the proud parents to a Bengal cat named Chicken Nugget. Understandably, New Jersey native Mikala says the folks orchestrating these PMs absolutely nailed it -- after all, she and Cameron went from being complete strangers to a serious relationship. The lovebirds see Sam almost every day and also hang with Stephen, Victoria, Asaf, Kaylen, Emma, Alyssa and Camille -- and they talk to Cam and Tori periodically. "We're like a big, weird, dysfunctional family," Mikala adds. Maybe we'll see them all at a future AYTO nuptials...¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Since leaving AYTO, Nicole has been enjoying her summer with friends and family in her native Denver. Unsurprisingly, she is not with her PM Stephen because he was a bit preoccupied during their time in paradise (JULIA). However, she does think the matchmakers got it right because she wanted a man with his attributes (funny and entertaining) and a dude with tattoos and a soccer player's physique (nailed it!). Now Nicole plans to pay off her student loans in full with her winnings, and if there's any cash remaining, she would like to put it toward a travel adventure.
Viewers watched the Illinois native fall for Alyssa -- but unfortunately for Salyssa loyalists, the two are currently not together. "Alyssa and I left the house week six and spent four amazing weeks together in the honeymoon suite, where we came to the conclusion that we both did not want to engage in a long-distance relationship," he reveals. "Instead, we are going to let fate work its magic and see if we someday end up in the same city to rekindle our love," he continues, adding that they still FaceTime every day and are "best friends." While he doesn't believe in the matchmaking process (he claims he's a hopeless romantic and believes if things are meant to happen, they will), he thinks Alyssa is a "wonderful girl" and "if it is not me," whoever will marry her is "a lucky man" (d'aww). In addition, Sam is currently in the City of Angels pursuing modeling and acting -- and trying to make his way on to the big screen.
Even though the dancer did not have a "perfect connection" with the lady the team of experts selected for him, Asaf thinks the matchmakers were spot on with pairing him up with Kaylen. These days, he's working on music and performing -- and oh, he was just in Britney Spears' brand-new music video (catch his cameo above!). As far as keeping in touch with his fellow cast members, he doesn't communicate with them often (except sometimes with Francesca, Gio and Sam).
Echoing the Israeli's sentiment above, the California native believes that the matchmakers got it right with her PM and that he has the traits she wants in a partner. She's back to her "usual grind" of auditioning and modeling, and she's also working on a self-help book and building her brand. Kay says her housemates will "always have a place in my heart," and she still talks to just about everyone (thanks to social media, FaceTime or texts).
The Southern belle admits that she didn't really get to know her PM Cam, but they still "casually talk" (he sends her snaps of him serenading her with country music!) and she hopes they will stay in touch. As far as Julia's share of the gang's $750K, she is going to use a bit of her winnings for a trip to Thailand to volunteer with rehabilitated elephants -- and buy a lifetime supply of cookie dough (YES). Looking back, she has no regrets about her televised tenure -- and "every mistake was a lesson learned."
Even though Torgan seemed to be one of the strongest duos in the house, they did not persevere in the real world. "We both appreciate each other, but the passion wasn’t there," Morgan divulges. "I tried to make something work for a few dates, but Tori eventually lost interest. I think that stemmed from trust issues and me not being fully present," he adds about the still-friendly AYTO vets. And speaking of erstwhile cast members from the series, Morgan is currently living in NYC with Season 3 alum Mike Crescenzo and keeping busy working in hospitality. And even though the distance makes it challenging to keep in touch with everyone, Morgan sees Prosper in NYC often, talks to Tori quite a bit and he is working on a project with Stephen that is coming out shortly (need deets!). "I think we’ll all probably be making fun of each other on social media forever, so all hope is not lost," he added.
The Californian was never romantic with her PM Tyler -- and firmly states the matchmakers got it "completely wrong" (you can guess their current relationship status). But since filming wrapped, Camille has kept busy: She's left New York, started a new job and is hoping to start a graduate program in January. She still speaks to Victoria and Emma every day -- and FaceTimes with Kaylen as well. Her plans for the extra cash: Taking care of student loans and saving for a wedding dress.
Unsurprisingly, Tyler agrees with Camille that the matchmakers botched joining them together -- and states they are "simply completely different people." But Tyler has since found someone special in his life and is currently living in Tuscon. "One of the most beautiful things about love is that it has a way of finding you when you least expect it, and I'm thankful I have someone that wanted to know me for me," he added. In addition, he's putting his AYTO dough to good use -- specifically, giving some of it to his mom, paying off his Jeep and eventually getting a house.