MTV's new dating show 'Game of Clones' has stars dating lookalikes of their celebrity crushes

MTVThe ‘clones’ that will be dating Pauly D from ‘Jersey Shore.’
  • “Game of Clones” is a new dating reality show premiering on MTV this month.
  • MTV reality stars like DJ Pauly D from “Jersey Shore” and Cara Maria Sorbello from “The Challenge” will get the chance to date seven people who look like their celebrity crushes.
  • By making every romantic prospect look like the dater’s crush, the dating process is supposed to help the MTV stars focus on the contestants’ personality traits and lifestyle choices instead of their appearance.

MTV’s new reality show is taking dating competitions to the next level. “Game of Clones,” which premieres February 21, is giving a few reality stars the chance to date seven people who look strikingly like their celebrity crushes.

The show will follow a feature a few different MTV reality star-singles including Pauly D from “Jersey Shore,” Kailyn Lowry from “Teen Mum 2,” and several competitors from various seasons of “The Challenge,” including Cara Maria Sorbello.

The premise of the show involves celebrity lookalikes

MTV game of clonesMTVThe seven women cast as Megan Fox lookalikes in ‘Game of Clones.’

The stars will date seven of their celebrity crush’s lookalikes who have been identically styled and dressed in order to look like clones. Although the contestants look alike, each is entirely different and “each dater will discover which of these famous doppelgangers melts their heart and which just makes their skin crawl,” according to MTV’s website.

In the case of Pauly D, that means seven Megan Fox doppelgangers are competing for a chance at love with the “Jersey Shore” star. Other celebrities that will have lookalikes featured on this season include Jason Momoa, Jennifer Lopez, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and Gigi Hadid.

The trailer for the show asks, “If you found seven identical singles, could you find your one and clone-ly?”

Game of clonesMTVThe show’s logo involves a sheep, which could allude to the famously-cloned sheep, Dolly.

MTV called the series the “most radical dating experiment to ever hit television.”

In 2017, there was also a British reality show also called “Game of Clones.” In it, contestants used software to design their dream partner and then they dated eight individuals who looked like the person they’d created. It appears that show lasted for one season and is no longer on the air.

The show has been dubbed a “dating experiment”

Game of clones hqMTVThe clones are all styled in the same clothing.

One of the show’s celebrity daters, Cara Maria Sorbello from “The Challenge: War of the Worlds,” spoke to INSIDER in an email about why this unusual dating experiment appealed to her.

“It’s a dating experience where the matches are picked to look and dress exactly what I want,” Sorbello said. “Then the choices get narrowed down based on deal-breakers and other components. This ensures I find someone who is a good fit, not just looks-wise but also personality-wise and lifestyle-wise as well. I was thrilled to be a part of it.”

As Sorbello told INSIDER, “Why WOULDN’T anyone be willing?”

“Game of Clones” premieres February 21 on MTV. You can watch the trailer here.

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