Chicago entrepreneur Sam Provenzano made an uneven first impression on the premiere of "Finding Prince Charming" as he tried to convince interior designer Robert Sepulveda Jr. that he is the right fit for him.
Provenzano, the creator of personal trainer matching service Right Fit For You, and 12 other suitors competed for Sepulveda's heart on the new Logo network series, a same-sex twist on "The Bachelor." Sepulveda eliminated three men on Thursday's premiere.
Provenzano was among the contestants Sepulveda sent to the next round by offering a necktie (similar to "The Bachelor" rose ceremony). Sepulveda said he could see himself with someone like Provenzano, who admitted he's never had a boyfriend.
Provenzano, 32, didn't make the best first impression on some of his fellow contestants. He traded barbs with beauty expert Robby LaRiviere shortly after meeting him.
"What the hell is going on? Who is this kid coming into this place with all this energy and calling me 'darling,' and 'I love you,' and 'You are fabulous'? You don't know any of us — you just walked in the house. And, you know, it just didn't seem authentic to me, so I called him out," said Provenzano, who grew up in Northwest Indiana.
Ten contestants remain on the show, which is hosted by pop star Lance Bass. "Finding Prince Charming" airs 8 p.m. Thursdays.