Patrick S. Hunter
Patrick "Tango" Hunter
Patrick Samuel Hunter
July 30, 1979
|Occupation||Actor, Activist, Music Consultant|
|Known for||First season winner of I Love New York|
Patrick S. Hunter, also known as Tango, (born July 30, 1979) is best known for his role on VH1's Bachelor-style dating show I Love New York, and was the winner of the 20 contenders vying for the affections of Tiffany "New York" Pollard in the first season of the series. During the show, Tango was considered the rough, yet sensitive suitor. Before his appearance on the reality show, Tango was a songwriter and co-owner of a Tampa, Florida-based independent record label. Born in Tampa, Tango was discovered by VH1 producers through his Myspace page. After the show's eleventh episode, Tango became the season 1 winner.
First aired April 15, 2007 (5.01M viewers)
The I Love New York reunion show is considered to be the most chaotic reunion shows in reality TV history. Tango and New York reunited to Macy Gray's "Glad You're Here" after not being able to see each other after the finale. Never before seen clips were shown of New York's reaction to Tango's proposal. He then went to get his "mother-in-law" while she still was confused and requested a drink. In an attempt to not tell her mother about the engagement, she hid the engagement ring in her mouth. Her mother, Sister Patterson, found the ring and said it was too small. Tango became upset after watching the show and the comments New York made about his mother being too plain and overweight during the season's penultimate episode. He broke up with New York on stage, declaring that he wanted "Tiffany" & got "New York." New York attempted to attack him and then made many insulting comments. She then cried onstage and said that she will not let it hurt her. She then told Chance that she should have chosen him. The host of the reunion, La La, comforted her by asking if she really wanted to be with someone like Tango. La La then asked New York if she knew in advance about Tango's decision to end the relationship to which New York replied that she did not. It was later revealed on VH1's website that Tango had already forgiven New York for her remarks about his mother and a number of people speculated that the angry attitude about her disrespecting his mother on the reunion show was just a plot to get himself out of the relationship with New York.
Tango has become a spokesman for various charities and foundations across the country, such as the Jules Burt Foundation for Autism, which is a non-Profit organization created by artist Jules Burt. The Jules Burt Foundation’s mission is to raise awareness and spread resources to those affected by autism.
- "Mashable", I love New York: Season 1, January 8, 2007
- "Mashable', The Jules Burt Foundation
- "Mashable", Tango, The Florida Hip-Hop Movement and The HHSS, December 18, 2008