RuPaul’s Drag Race star Vanessa “Vanjie” Mateo is serving VH1 dating show realness on her brand-new series Vanjie: 24 Hours of Love.
This new show, which will stream on WOW Presents Plus, will feature 18 different suitors vying for Mateo’s love and attention. Unlike more traditional shows like The Bachelorette and Love Island, however, this will be a rather fast-paced competition that mimics how the dating scene typically works for gay men.
The premise of the series is being described as, “Miss Vanjie lives her Bachelorette fantasy as she spends 24 hours getting down, dirty, and a little bit flirty with some potential new boos. Is 24 hours enough time to find love?”
A total of 18 contestants will be competing on the show for a chance to date Mateo and potentially fall in love with the Drag Race legend. With her charisma, uniqueness, nerve, talent, and, most important of all, her outrageous sense of humor, Mateo will surely give these suitors a run for their money throughout this competition.
Vanjie: 24 Hours of Love premieres June 9 on WOW Presents Plus.
“Anthony goes for dominant daddies, often dating men a couple decades his senior, and he LOVES a BIG personality. He’s a graduate from the CAP21 Musical Theater program in NYC and a regular at Sunday Funday in West Hollywood.”
“Blake moved to Venice Beach from Hawaii to start his own clothing brand. A free spirit, go with the flow kind of guy, he’s looking to date someone who makes him laugh and isn’t afraid to voice their opinion. He’d love a companion to dress up and go to parties with.”
“Brandon is an entrepreneur in men’s lingerie (Karson and Co. Intimates) and model from Atlanta, Georgia. He loves fashion, astrology, and ‘lives for drag.’ Brandon wants to be loved for all parts of him: clothed, unclothed and spicy as hell!”
“An accountant, dog dad and Taylor Swift enthusiast, Craig is a self-professed thrill seeker that loves camping, hiking, biking and kayaking. Craig wants the full package – a husband and a house in the hills!”
“Dakota is an actor and director in the adult entertainment industry as well as a recording artist and drag queen known as Gemini Dai. Being a porn actor and drag queen can be impediments to finding the Hallmark romance he’s looking for but he’s still hopeful his prince is out there.”
“Derek is an independent writer, producer and director who also works in the adult entertainment industry behind-the-scenes. He came out late in life and detests dating apps, claiming they’re for losers.”
“Deeply family-oriented and a proud Latino, Ernesto wants to diversify the tech world and works as a recruiter for a university. He’s a self-proclaimed Hot Cheetos enthusiast looking for a serious relationship. He recently relocated to Los Angeles from San Francisco.”
“Originally from Wisconsin, Jack is currently a court stenographer and a former Disney cast member, often seen as Aladdin. Jack lives his life by astrology and is a hopeless romantic.”
“Jarrett used to be a Disney Imagineer, and is now an experiential designer for theme parks. Recently out of a six-year relationship, Jarrett is eager to find his person and settle down. He loves to travel, is a foodie, and resides in West Hollywood.”
“Having been on his own since he was 16, Javonte has always been a survivor. He modeled as a teen, becoming known for his blue eyes. He’s currently an influencer, author, entrepreneur and founder of a nonprofit called IMHERE - an organization with an anti-bullying message. He still models for popular streetwear clothing brands.”
“Jozea is a music artist and television personality who has appeared on Big Brother, The Challenge, and Ex on the Beach. Jozea’s success on OnlyFans has led him to design his own fan sharing app for those that want to live their lives publicly by subscription.”
“Raised in Nashville, Kishan is the first generation of conservative Indian parents. He’s spent most of his life in the closet, only communicating with other gays through Grindr where, in the South, many profiles listed ‘white only.’ When his parents began arranging a marriage for him, he came out and left Nashville. A self-proclaimed ‘gayby,’ Kishan is excited to have his first real gay relationship. He works as an accountant and lives in Hollywood.”
“Nick has always dreamed of getting married and having kids, but he’d be happy to just give his dog and cat a second dad! Nick craves the white picket fence life. He’s a Senior Branding and Social Media Producer at a wellness company. Years of dating has left him jaded but he still holds out hope to find true love.”
“A former Cirque du Soleil performer, acrobat and dancer, he owns his own acrobatics school in Washington D.C. Noel identifies as Gray-Sexual – a person that seeks non-physically sexual relationships. He recently moved back to L.A. in hopes of finding a non-traditional partner like himself that understands him and his alternative fashion sense.”
“Tommy admits that his own insecurities have torn apart his past relationships where he was the villain. But he says he’s done a lot of personal work and is ‘dateable again!’ He’s a creative Director in advertising and used to work for the Trevor Project, an organization that provides crisis support services to LGBTQIA+ young people. He’s obsessed with RuPaul’s Drag Race.”
“Tyler is looking for a relationship outside the hetero norms of monogamy and loves expressing his gender fluidity. He’s the Director of Media for a California housing and homeless services organization and a passionate advocate for LGBTQ+ causes.”
“Ulisses has never had a boyfriend and has yet to meet someone that can rise to that level in his eyes. He works as the Senior Director of Communications at a talent agency in Los Angeles. He wants to find love with someone who is sex-positive and ambitious about their career.”
“Zuri is a self-proclaimed ‘DILF’ and father of three. After a long-term relationship with his former partner, with whom he shares three kids through surrogacy, he finds himself back on the market in mid-life. He works professionally as a corporate supplier.”