The Television Show, Simply Because of Kamie Crawford

For the initial 7 periods of Catfish: The TV Show, the hosts were Nev Schulman and also Max Joseph. I’ve been a fan because the release of the initial documentary, yet even I started to polish over around season five-ish. Points were getting a little bit recurring, predictable, and well … dull.

At some point Joseph left the show to concentrate on his movie job in 2018. After his leave, manufacturers generated a revolving door of guest hosts while looking for the right individual to load the job. After turning up various times by preferred demand, Kamie was formally asked to be Catfish‘s long-term cohost alongside Schulman beginning season eight. Ever since, the program’s top quality has actually substantially enhanced.

Kamie Crawford has actually come to be an MTV staple thanks to her cohosting job on Catfish: The TV Show, but in my point of view, she is entitled to recognition by a broader target market. Crawford has functioned in the direction of becoming a big-time host for years, bringing her one-of-a-kind voice and viewpoint with her.

Getting hold of headlines when she earned the title of Miss Teen USA in 2010, Crawford expanded her brand to come to be a preferred beauty vlogger, model, and also TV/media character (on BET and E! among others). She has never offered anything much less than her authentic self to her followers.

The self-proclaimed “CEO of Facial Expressions” is a badass, and also it’s even more evident than ever before since she’s strengthened one of MTV’s longest running programs.

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 29: Kamie Crawford attends Disney's Maleficent by MAC Cosmetics at Petit Ermitage on September 29, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for MAC Cosmetics)

Kamie has actually provided the program a point of view that I didn’t even recognize it was missing out on: a female’s perspective. Her intuition alone has probably helped fix more issues in between a catfish and also their target than actual investigations. If an individual is existing simply by how they text, she can tell! Kamie, that mosted likely to college for Communication and Media Studies, checks out between the lines into the subtleties of what the program’s subjects are saying. Logic-minded Nev has needed that fresh reasoning, and their mixed staminas have generated an absolutely entertaining program.

The equilibrium between the two hosts just works. It takes a great deal to get Schulman developed (although he constantly jumps in at the right time), however Kamie will certainly stand up herself as well as for the ideal side swiftly and also with poise. Instance in factor: the season eight best, “Red Jalissa.” Catfish Ashley was incredibly impolite to Kamie, providing the sort of confrontational actions we hadn’t seen on the program in years.

She called Kamie a bitch many times, a “bird,” and most offensively, “the assistance.” Kamie continued to be calm and also defended herself prior to being the larger person and walking away. Towards the end of the episode (when Ashley ultimately pertained to her senses and said sorry), Kamie let her know that they “don’t have to be pals,” however they have to be respectful. She did not stand for the name-calling as well as the first homophobic statements tossed at catfish sufferer, Red.

Additionally, in episodes where there are ladies tearing each other down (like the “Brooklyn Jason” episode), Kamie not just tries to keep the peace, however to enlighten. “We are growing girls,” she claimed. “We obtained ta grow the f * ck up. We’re supposed to be integrating. We’re not supposed to be doing all of this, specifically not over some child who’s not also acting right!” This is among the several crucial messages that she brings up on the show, as well as I like that she never ever misses out on a beat to teach.

Considering that Crawford signed up with the show, she as well as Nev have acknowledged and participated in on-camera conversation regarding the injustices versus Black people happening in the world.

Congratulations to Nev and also Max’s Black Lives Matter tees, yet the hosts never truly stated anything considerable concerning the motion or about what was happening current in previous seasons. Now, there’s been an open dialog concerning what’s taking place in the nation. Having a Black lady join the group was incredible action for the program. Kamie speaks up, shares the Black experience, and calls out injustices with methods on just how to best them. That can be so impactful to see on a big network tv program.

She is extremely singing concerning her beliefs outside of the show. From offering important as well as reliable resources on Instagram as well as Twitter for months during the height of the Black Lives Matter motion, to completely campaigning people to not just elect, however to elect Joe Biden and also Kamala Harris. Kamie utilizes her system to speak up, educate, as well as have the hard and also unpleasant conversations. Whether individuals are open to listening or obtain annoyed by her strong declarations, she makes certain the best information is around. (And I confess, I love it when she places “Karens” on blast and adheres to with a description on why they’re wrong.)

Kamie leaves no doubt unanswered and also no stone unturned. She is the badass Black women depiction that Catfish: The Television Show needed, as well as I can’t wait to see what she does following.

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