Nev Shulman, Max Joseph Tour London

by Natasha Lewis, MTV UK

Nev Shulman and Max Joseph, stars of MTV’s latest hit Catfish: The TV Show, visited snowy London in January to promote the international launch of the gripping series.

Nev and Max spent an action-packed four days in London, engaging in a variety of interviews with top-tier press outlets such as Grazia Magazine, Now Magazine, Metro, Sun Woman, Sun TV Magazine, BBC’s Radio 1xtra: The Sarah Crawford Show, Rock FM, Gulf News, Ahlan!, the Telegraaf, and Heat Radio.

These two Catfish stars kept busy on that side of the pond, filming promos and interviews for the MTV international channels and websites, and participating in a Q&A with MTV host Laura Whitmore at MTV UK’s Programming Launch Event, which showcased the channel’s upcoming spring 2013 slate, held at the brand new ME Hotel in Central London. Despite their busy schedule, Nev and Max were able to squeeze in some quality time with their loyal UK fans via a live chat on the MTV Catfish Twitter page, and took  a few photos with some unexpected ‘drop in’ fans who tracked them down to a Camden studio following a tweet from Max merely mentioning where they were!

Happy Birthday, Max! During their trip, Max celebrated his birthday with MTV UK.

During their whirlwind tour, these social media experts also hosted a Valentine’s Day-themed Q&A session with MTV’s London-based staff, who enjoyed Catfish-branded cupcakes and champagne and quizzed the duo over online dating tips and chatted about their own ‘Catfish’ experiences. Their tips to spotting a Catfish:

  1. Someone doesn’t have their friends tagged in any of the photos on their page.
  2. They claim to be a ‘model’ and their profile picture is a modeling shot.
  3. They only have a couple of friends on their profile.
  4. They don’t have any comments on their wall to suggest that they actually know the friends on the profile such as, ‘great to see you last night’ etc. If all the comments are ‘thanks for your comment’ or ‘you’re hot’ this often implies that they don’t actually know the person.

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