We have a special treat for “Millionaire Matchmaker” fans this Halloween! According to reports, Patti Stanger, the host of the hit Bravo show, will be adding a new, familiar face to her team of love-seeking specialists (after allegedly letting two of her staffers go) when Season 8 premieres Sunday, Dec. 7.
Candice Smith, the show’s newest Director of Recruiting, is a jack-of-all-trades. Not only did she win the title of Miss Ohio USA in 2003 but the 37-year-old beauty queen is also a lawyer, activist and a thrill junkie! Smith appeared as a contestant on Season 18 of the hit CBS competition “Survivor: Tocantins.” However, her tribe voted her out early in the game, making her the second contestant to be sent home on day 6 of the reality series.
But that wasn’t the last time Smith was seen on film. She made a name for herself in Hollywood as an actress appearing on shows like “Entourage” and well-known films like “Gimme Shelter” and “End of Watch.” Now Smith will be putting her small-screen skills to the test as she helps Stanger match wealthy celebrity clients with closely compatible dates during the show’s newest season.
According to E! Online, “Millionaire Matchmaker” will be rolling out the red carpet for Season 8 as it features dozens of well-known celebrities looking for a chance at love.
"I have worked with celebs off camera for years," Stanger said to E! Online. "I'm so excited to pull back the curtain and show viewers that the Hollywood elite want love just like we do!"
Some celebs who will be making cameos this season will include Kristin Cavallari, TLC's Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas, Perez Hilton, Larry Birkhead, Heidi Montag, Spencer Pratt, Caroline Manzo, Rocco DiSpirito, and Romeo.
Do you think Smith will be a good addition to the show? Sound off with your "Millionaire Matchmaker" thoughts in the comments section below and don't forget to tune into the new season on Sunday, Dec. 7, at 9 p.m. EST.