South Miami’s Franky Arriola, 31, gets to check out the singles scene in Love in the Wild, airing 9 p.m. on NBC Tuesday. Hosted by Jenny McCarthy, the show tries to hook up bachelors and bachelorettes in the Dominican Republic,Survivor style.
His role: troublemaker, trying to break up happy couples.
Though many viewers may perceive the Christopher Columbus High School grad as a reality villain, it wasn’t a bad way to pass the time. Especially since he got to fulfull a lifelong dream of meeting McCarthy.
“She was fun, she doesn’t age,’’ says Arriola, who dabbles in standup comedy, and can often be seen at the Miami Improv in Coconut Grove joking about the “ambivalent’’ girls on the Miami dating scene. “I remember watching her when she was goddess on [MTV’s] Singled Out.’’