'Catfish': Who is Mars? Jay's online love interest turns out to be actor-producer who duped him for own favor
The latest episode of MTV show 'Catfish' broke the hearts of millions of audiences into pieces. The Wednesday, October 28, episode featured Jay, a quadriplegic, who lives his life to the fullest and does everything that he loves doing, including skydiving. He approached the show's hosts, Kamie Crawford and Nev Schulman, to help find out if the girl he was speaking to was for real. However, like the show's majority of episodes, Jay too turned out to be a victim of being catfished by a deceiver on the Internet.
Jay had been talking to Anna, a Filipino girl, after she approached him on Facebook. The two had been speaking for a while after which she gave him two phone numbers, none of which belonged to her. Jay tried to get Anna to video chat or speak on the phone but none of that happened and he started to notice that there might be a problem after which he approached Nev and Kamie. He told them that his disability had made him more wary of the world and his guard was a little higher than the rest which meant trusting people and letting them in was difficult for him. Though Jay and Anna were having a great time talking to each other online, he wanted to find out if she was for real as their conversations were advancing rapidly and he just wanted to be extra sure.
In the initial stages of the investigation, Nev and Kamie couldn't find out much because there were no photo matches and they couldn't find out any weird posts on her page. They were also apprised of the fact that Anna had asked Jay to edit an acting demo reel for one of her friends. After digging around a little more, they didn't get enough headway and decided to straightup ask Anna about who she really was. Following a little hesitation, Anna decided to come clean. "She" turned out to be none other than actor-producer Andre Carbonell, the friend of Anna who needed the acting reel. Andre said he just needed his video to be edited and that's why he catfished Jay. However, Jay isn't a social person and he didn't have his profession mentioned on his profile which means Andre shouldn't have had known that he was an editor from his profile. His explanations weren't adding up and when prodded further, he said he just liked talking to Jay who was not interested in continuing this association any further now that the truth was out.
"Jay deserves the world I wish him the best in everything he does," wrote a fan after watching the episode. "#Catfish Jay will meet someone. I'm sure of it," wrote another. "Jay is a great guy. Hope he keeps his standards high," wrote another. "Idk I feel like they didn’t do Jay justice tonight, they don’t have any idea who this is gonna be #Catfish," read another tweet. "@CatfishMTV Wow Jay YOU are a freaking inspiration Such a badass. I really this one works out for you. We could all take a page out of your book," commented another.
Jay deserves the world 🌎 I wish him the best in everything he does ☺️ #Catfish— Meagan (@fierceskittle28) October 29, 2020
Jay is a great guy. Hope he keeps his standards high#Catfish— lisa (@lisa52862291) October 29, 2020
Jay is a great guy, i truly wish the best in everything for him #Catfish— asherae (@iSmack__Hoes) October 29, 2020
idk i feel like they didn’t do Jay justice tonight, they don’t have any idea who this is gonna be #Catfish— asherae (@iSmack__Hoes) October 29, 2020
'Catfish' airs Wednesdays at 8 pm ET on MTV.