Tiffany Franco first appeared on 90 Day Fiancé with her now ex-husband, South African Ronald Smith. After a full cycle of the pair breaking up and making up again, she has finally been able to move on. More recently, Tiffany has been involved with a man called Dan, but it looks like they have split. Meanwhile, she hosted an Instagram Q&A to answer some of her followers’ questions including whether the TLC reality show is scripted.
Tiffany Franco on whether 90 Day Fiancé is scripted
In her Instagram Q&A, 90 Day Fiancé star Tiffany opened up about filming the TLC reality show and, in fact, she was brutally honest. However, one question that most 90 Day Fiancé fans truly want to be answered is whether the show is scripted.
Many believe no one could go through all the drama the cast members experience while looking for love.
One fan asked Tiffany if the show is “scripted,” a question that has been asked of many TLC reality stars.
While normally, cast members skip responding, Franco was bluntly honest in her reply. In fact, she gave the simple response, “No.”
However, while TLC may not script the shows, there is certainly more to it. Tiffany continued with her response, saying, “But they give you an idea of what topics to [bring] up.”
To make it clear that the show is not totally honest, she explained that prompts from production then let them cover what needs to be shown on the show.
Admittedly, a small number of former 90 Day Fiancé stars have claimed that the reality show is scripted, but they often do so when they don’t like the way fans perceive them.
Meanwhile, things often get confusing when following cast members on social media, where they might look blissfully happy, then seeing them on the show in tears (Jenny and Sumit come to mind).
The time between reality and airing the finished show can make a lot of difference in the story.
What does TLC look for in its cast members?
The 90 Day Fiancé franchise relies on three major tools to turn their cast members’ lives into entertainment.
First, there is casting, where fans must realize the show doesn’t pick random international couples. They look for people with a story to tell, wherever in the world they find them.
TLC tends to look for couples with major age gaps, others with obvious agendas (make that a green card), and certain personality traits to keep their viewers watching.
However, reality TV needs to keep balance, so they often cast likeable people, along with recurring villains and people with a potential for drama.
The next tool in keeping fans interested is one that Franco mentioned, production meddling. 90 Day Fiancé isn’t just about filming people going through their daily life.
In fact, producers want cast members to speak on specific topics that they might have wanted to discuss privately.
Meanwhile, number three is the way that TLC edits the show to turn months of filming into a few episodes of the reality show.
This editing can totally skew the way fans view the cast members.
Moreover, Tiffany may have let slip on TikTok that she and Dan are over, while her clips reveal her as a “clown” for thinking her new man was “different.”
It is likely she will be back on another season of 90 Day: The Single Life, so her NDA with TLC means she has to keep quiet about the true situation.
Readers, what are your thoughts on 90 Day Fiancé as a “reality” show? Even though Tiffany denies it, do you think the episodes are scripted? Let us know by dropping a comment below!