'Singled Out': Here's why Keke Palmer is the perfect host for the Quibi reality dating show
For one, dating in this generation is sort of a mess. And going into a dating show that too with a twist, not everyone is looking for the same thing
Somewhere along the lines from being a child actress, a singer, to a morning show host, Keke Palmer has turned into someone who is bold, unruffled and stands by the truth at all times. She is also known for her effervescent personality that is loved and adored by millions of her fans.
And now, Keke is all set to embark on a new journey as the host of 'Singled Out', the MTV reality TV dating series reboot that will premiere on Quibi when the streaming service gets launched on April 6. In a statement, she shared, "To be able to reimagine this show for my generation and on a new platform is so exciting. I can’t wait for you guys to see what we have in store!”
The reboot of 'Singled Out' will hook up singles with no bar over gender and sexual preference. Consisting of 20 bite-sized episodes that last for 10 minutes each, 'Singled Out' is a series that is bringing online dating life to our screens but with a twist. Each episode will see one main dater who is linked to a pool of diverse singles through social media.
In a day and age where everyone wants to achieve #relationshipgoals, and where there are tons of reality tv dating shows, what makes Keke Palmer the perfect host for this new generation dating series?
For one, dating in this generation is sort of a mess. And going into a dating show that too with a twist, not everyone is looking for the same thing. While there might be a few who aren't looking for anything serious, there are people who might be looking for someone who they connect with. But most importantly, it's about having fun. Being a 26-year-old, Keke has had her share of experience that would help her fix this mess.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, she shared, "Well, I'm definitely going to make us not take it as seriously. This is about having fun! I think the original was about that, too. It’s also about learning different ways we're all trying to date and what we're looking for."
She also added, "But the main thing is, it’s going to be a fun party, and it’s definitely going to leave you thinking, “Who on my social media is checking me out?”
Keke though she believes dating shows are about having fun, when it comes to her personal dating experience, the actress does have a few certain rules she has drawn out because she prefers to keep her private life and work-life out of each other. "Not that I wouldn’t give someone a try. But trying to keep my private life outside of my work life, to me, it’s easiest when you don’t date someone with the same career," she opened up in an interview with Harpers Bazaar.
Apart from that, in an age where social media seems to bring about dating, Keke uses it in ways that empower her unique self encouraging women to be themselves. Even though she keeps her dating life under wraps, she has a bold social media presence where she shares her witty motivational speeches that inspire her followers.
But the most important asset above everything else is Keke, being a millennial herself she might be very well placed to understand the nuances of modern dating better than many other dating show hosts that we have witnessed over the years.