Here's 'Match Me Abroad' star Stanika Banks' current relationship status after Moroccan date
JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI: Meet Stanika Banks, a 32-year-old Mississippi native on a mission to find love on TLC's 'Match Me Abroad'. 'Match Me Abroad' is a dating reality show where Americans who have struggled to find love in their own country get the opportunity to search for their perfect match overseas. With the help of professional matchmakers, they embark on a journey filled with excitement and adventure in hopes of finding their soulmate. Stanika is one of the hopeful romantics, ready to take the leap of faith and explore new possibilities in Morocco with the help of Nina Kharoufeh.
In the upcoming season of 'Match Me Abroad', viewers can expect to be captivated by Stanika's journey to find love in Morocco. With her contagious energy and adventurous spirit, she's sure to bring excitement and drama to the show. While her Instagram account reveals her love for pole dancing and dedication to fitness, her true intentions and motives on the show remain a mystery. Will she finally find the one in a foreign land? Tune in to 'Match Me Abroad' to find out.
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Who is Stanika Banks?
32-year-old Stanika, from Mississippi, is embarking on an exciting journey to Morocco to find her first-ever boyfriend on the TLC show 'Match Me Abroad'. Nina, her matchmaker, has helped her take this bold step, and she's looking forward to meeting a man who can appreciate her sense of humor and boisterous personality. Despite being a regular content creator on Youtube - her first video was posted nine years ago - Stanika has only managed to amass a meager 575 subscribers on her channel. Her vlogs showcase her day-to-day life, where she makes Christmas trees, attempts online challenges, and discusses animal welfare. She has also documented her weight loss journey on her Instagram account, posing alongside a pole and flaunting her love for pole dancing.
Her career as a digital creator is not really taking off, even though she has been constant in her efforts. She is also a creative and energetic professional with a Bachelor's degree in drama and dramatics/theatre arts from the University of Southern Mississippi, an associate degree in communication and media studies from Hinds Community College, and a Bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism from Georgia State University. Stanika has a demonstrated track record in visuals, styling, field communications, strategy development, and relationship management. She has ten years of combined experience in successful planning, innovative marketing, grassroots promotions, and a growing passion for technology, operations management, and social media marketing. She is a realtor as well.
What is Stanika's current relationship status after 'Match Me Abroad'?
In the trailer, she's seen talking to her friends and family, saying, "I have a matchmaker, and I'm going to Morocco to find me some love." Stanika's journey is further documented in another teaser video where she exclaims, "This is my first real date ever." She is serious about finding the one. She says, "My dream man is in Morocco waiting on me and I'm ready to travel the world to see if I can find him." This shows her determination and adventurous spirit.
The trailer also features a frustrated Stanika, who admits, "I'm tired of being friend-zoned and I'm done with American men." It's clear that she's had enough of the dating scene in the US, and she's ready to explore new possibilities with Nina, who specializes in matchmaking Arabs and Americans. We can see in the trailer that Stanika is willing to go to great lengths to find love, as she tries famous local delicacies like a goat head while on a date with a Moroccan man. She is seen strolling the streets with him, enjoying her time eating local food and having a great laugh, all of which indicate good chemistry.
That said, it's unclear if the date was successful or indeed if it culminated in marriage. From Stanika's social media, it appears that she has not been in a serious relationship for quite some time now. Instead, she has been focused on building her career and pursuing her interests. Her Instagram account is full of posts documenting her pole dancing routines, weight loss journey, and travels to exotic destinations. However, there is one intriguing video on her YouTube channel titled "COOKED A SOUL FOOD DINNER FOR MY MAN WITH FAST FOOD!" where she is seen cooking a romantic meal for her boyfriend. The video was posted 10 months ago, and it's not clear if she is still dating the person. The video showcases her bubbly and lively personality as she tries to impress her partner with her cooking skills. It's possible that the relationship with the mystery Moroccan man was short-lived and they decided to call it quits. Going by her recent social media posts, we reckon that she has not found anybody else yet.
'Match Me Abroad' premieres on May 14 at 10 pm ET.