The cast of My Antonio
|Directed by||Peter Ney|
|Starring||Antonio Sabàto, Jr.|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||10|
|Executive producer(s)||Michael Hirschorn
Stella Bulochnikov Stolper
|Running time||60 minutes (including commercials)|
|Production company(s)||Ish Entertainment|
|Distributor||Lionsgate International Television|
|Original run||August 16, 2009 – October 25, 2009|
My Antonio is a television show about Antonio Sabàto, Jr.'s attempt to find true love. Single women arrive in Hawaii to compete for Antonio's love but the competition becomes more of a soap opera when Antonio's mother comes into the picture and his ex-wife, Tully, returns proclaiming that she still loves him.
|Anju McIntyre||31||Party Planner||New Delhi, India|
|Autumn Anderson||22||NASA Researcher||New York, NY|
|Brooke Barlow||30||Nurse||Jackson, MS|
|Christi Shake||28||Playboy Model/Actress||Baltimore, MD|
|Courtney||38||Interior Designer||Toronto, CA|
|Jennifer Timmins||26||Bartender||Houston, TX|
|Jessica Falandys||21||Student/Dancer||Providence, RI|
|Julann||35||Real Estate Agent||Lynwood, CA|
|Miranda Reinfeldt||30||Makeup Artist||New York, NY|
|Monique||29||Video Game Producer||Santa Clara, CA|
|Nathalie||28||Event Promoter||Paris, France|
|Sarah Haeussler||28||Stripper||Rockaway, NJ|
|Tania Mehra||27||Model/Actress||Philadelphia, PA|
|Tully Jensen||45||Unemployed||Saratoga, FL|
- ^[a] Ages are at time of filming.
- The castmember won the competition.
- The castmember won a date and was safe from being eliminated.
- The castmember did not win a date, but was safe from being eliminated.
- The castmember was at risk of being eliminated.
- The castmember was eliminated.
- The castmember was included only half of the episode.
- The castmember was eliminated outside of the elimination ceremony.
- The castmember voluntarily withdrew from the competition.
First aired on August 16, 2009
Antonio swims ashore to the rapturous delight of his beautiful love prospects on the Big Island beach. After immediately dismissing one of the women because he didn't like her hands and feet, the remaining ladies must make the arduous climb up Mount Pu' U' in a show of determination for Antonio.
- Activity: Climbing the mountain
- Bottom 2: Anju, Miranda
- Eliminated: Anju, Courtney, Nathalie
- Nathalie – Antonio was not physically attracted to her in part because he felt her hands and her feet were unattractive.
- Courtney – Antonio's mother felt she wasn't right for him because of her artificial look, so he eliminated her on that basis.
- Anju – She told Antonio that she shouldn't/wouldn't be restricted to one person and Antonio wants someone who will be committed to just him.
First aired on August 23, 2009
Everyone is still buzzing over the shock of Tully's arrival. But the shock turns to horror, as Sarah has an emotional breakdown in the middle of the night. Antonio seeks out Tully and they have their first conversation after being estranged for nearly 20 years. Tully begs for a second chance. Antonio doesn't trust her motives for being here but reluctantly agrees to let her stay.
- Activity: Hypnotism
- Quit: Sarah
- Bottom 2: Jessica, Julann
- Eliminated: Julann
Antonio's Reason: Antonio felt that Julann only cared about herself and not of the importance of Sarah's problems; she felt that Antonio should care only about the ones who have no problems unlike Sarah.
First aired on August 30, 2009
Tully moves into the suite with the rest of the women, and is greeted with suspicion and ridicule. Jen has a feeling that Tully is really Antonio's sister. The following day finds Antonio organizing a "M'Antonio" workout to test the ladies physical mettle. Antonio next tests their romantic spirit by having them write love-letters to him.
- Activity: Workout with Antonio
- Challenge: Writing a love letter to Antonio
- Challenge Winners: Christi, Tania (Honorable Mention: Autumn)
- Tania's Date: Dinner with Antonio
- Christi's Date: Boatride with Antonio
- Bottom 2: Monique, Tully
- Eliminated: Monique
Antonio's Reason: Antonio didn't feel a real connection with her.
First aired on September 6, 2009
The ladies are given the Hula challenge: Each must tell the best story of their heart through a hula dance will win a romantic date with Antonio. Mamma has a chat with Christi about Tully and sniffing out some ugly details about Tully's past and report back to Yvonne.
- Challenge: Hula Dancing
- Challenge Winners: Brooke, Jessica
- Brooke's Date: Helicopter ride and lunch with Antonio
- Jessica's Date: Swimming/playing with the dolphins
- Quit: Jennifer (She quit because she felt that she was not comfortable with Antonio around all these other women and that she deserved more time from Antonio.)
First aired on September 20, 2009
After elimination, Christi confronts Miranda about her comments that Christi was sloppy drunk during the elimination ceremony. The next morning, Antonio gathers the girls so they can play a game of "Toni Says", where Tully emerges victorious and spends more time with her ex-husband: The other girls feel intimidated and spy on their alone time. Later, the women must compete in the main challenge, sculpting a clay figurine of Antonio as he poses nude. Autumn and Christi emerge victorious and Antonio and the two girls will later have a romantic boatride date. Meanwhile, the girls attend a disco with Antonio, where tension rises between the girls as Christi and Tania clash after Tania accuses her of being two-faced. After the date, Tully tells Jessica that she's too young for Antonio, and she lashes back and points out that Tully still lives in her parents and does not have a job. Miranda has not spent time with Antonio due to an allergic reaction to a spider bite, and the girls ponder why she's so confident that she's staying since she never spends time with Antonio. At elimination, Antonio says so long to Jessica, telling her that she's too young.
- Challenge: Sculpting Naked Antonio
- Challenge Winners: Autumn, Christi
- Autumn and Christi's Date: Fishing boatride with Antonio
- Eliminated: Jessica
Antonio's Reason: Antonio thought Jessica was too young/needed to have more life experience.
First aired on September 27, 2009
The next day, Antonio tells the girls to memorize scripts for soap opera scenes with Antonio where they will have to perform and record their scenes in front of an audience. The winner will win a date with Antonio.
- Challenge: Soap Opera Scenes with Antonio
- Challenge Winner(s): Miranda, Tania
- Miranda's Date: Zipline
- Tania's Date: Off-Road Drive
- Bottom 2: Autumn, Christi
- Eliminated: Autumn
First aired on October 4, 2009
- Challenge: Stay On A Island And Wait For Antonio
- Challenge Winner: Brooke
- Brooke's Date: Massage from Antonio
- Bottom 2: Christi, Tania
- Eliminated: Tania
Antonio's Reason: He wasn't feeling a 100% connection with Tania.
First aired on October 11, 2009
- Activity: Marrying Antonio
- Eliminated: Christi
- Episode notes: Yvonne (Antonio's mother) came clean with Antonio that she recruited Christi to spy on Tully and the other girls and report back to her with information on them. Antonio eliminated Christi during the wedding challenge outside of the elimination ceremony. Earlier in the episode, Tully got off the horse during the outing with Yvonne and ripped open her stomach muscles and resulted in internal bleeding and was rushed to the hospital, where she remained for the rest of the episode, with Antonio visiting her.
First aired on October 18, 2009
- Brooke's Date: Boat Riding Date
- Miranda's Date: Blind Folded Kissing Date
- Tully's Date: Socializing About The Past
- Eliminated: Tully
First aired on October 25, 2009
- Runner-Up: Miranda
- Winner: Brooke
- Levine, Stuart (August 11, 2009). REV – TV Reviews. "My Antonio; Sabato's acting has improved since his days on "General Hospital."". Daily Variety. Retrieved March 22, 2010.
- Anderson, Kelly (October 21, 2009). "Lionsgate Television offers celebrity competitions and serious docs". RealScreen. Retrieved November 18, 2010.
- "My Antonio: Peep the Ladies" (blog). VH1. July 15, 2009.
- "Anju McIntyre". Reality Tea. September 13, 2009. Retrieved 2010-05-01.
- Autumn Anderson at the Internet Movie Database
- Brooke Barlow at the Internet Movie Database
- Christi Shake at the Internet Movie Database
- "Jennifer Timmins". Reality Tea. September 13, 2009. Retrieved 2010-05-01.
- "Jessica Falandys". Reality Tea. September 13, 2009. Retrieved 2010-05-01.
- Miranda Reinfeldt at the Internet Movie Database
- "Sarah Haeussler". Reality Tea. September 13, 2009. Retrieved 2010-05-01.
- Tania Mehra at the Internet Movie Database
- Tully Jensen at the Internet Movie Database
- "Summary page for Episode 1 at vh1.com".
- "Video of Episode 1 at vh1.com".
- "Summary page for Episode 2 at vh1.com".
- "Sneak Peek Video of Episode 2 at vh1.com".