Amanda Latona on FOX’s “The Choice”

Amanda Latona is no stranger to the limelight. She was a signed recording artist before she entered the fitness world. Competitiveness is in Amanda’s blood and we get to see it once again but this time on a tv show. Amanda appeared on the season final of FOX’s “The Choice” which featured actor Dean Cain, NFL player Ndamukong Suh, model Tyson Beckford and surgeon to the stars, Dr. Robert Nettles.


The format of the program, which utilizes a format similar to the blind audition rounds of The Voice, features three stages of competition and involves four single celebrity contestants (usually male; the opposite, featuring four female celebrities, also occasionally occurs), competing to fill teams of three possible dates. The first is the blind audition, in which four contestants listen to potential dates give their first impression while the celebrities’ chairs are turned without seeing them, each of whom has the length of the possible suitor’s time (about thirty seconds) to decide if he or she is interested in going out with that person. Each celebrity contestant must select three people to choose to be on their team (though celebrities who have already selected their three potential dates will still have to wait until after the contestant has finished giving their first impression to see them). The contestants turn their chairs to signify that they are interested in going out with that person; if two or more of the celebrity contestants want the same person (as happens frequently), the prospective date has the final choice of which celebrity whose team they would be most interested in going out with.

The second phase of the competition is the speed dating round, in which the celebrities find out more about their three potential dates. The male and female contestants are rotated to meet each other and ask questions about the other person, usually lasting fifteen seconds. At the end of each interval, the individual celebrity contestant’s chair is turned to signal the next two participants to start their interview. At the end of the round, each celebrity must eliminate one contestant.

The third and final round involves the two remaining contestants (who are brought out one at a time) being asked a single question, in which they give their opinion about a particular topic relating to their interests, families or personal lives. After both contestants have given their answer, the celebrity contestant’s chair is turned to allow them to make the decision about who they are most interested in dating, each celebrity then must come onstage to reveal to the host, audience and the remaining contestants, which of the two they have chosen to go out on a date with.

Round One:
Amanda emerges from behind a silhouette and shares details which include being a professional bikini model and known for her butt. That was all Dean Cain needed to hear as he spun around to lock Latona into his dating pool.

Round Two:
Amanda competes against two other women in the “speed” dating round. She survives and advances to the third round.

Round Three:
Dean Cain is best known for his role as Superman so it would appear only natural that he ask, “If you could have any super-power, what would it be and why?” Amanda’s wants the power to be a human lie-detector so she knows when someone is lying. Dean chooses Amanda over a woman who answered with the power to develop a charity.

Amanda and Dean are shown at the end of the episode enjoying a wine tasting in Malibu.

Amanda tells us the experience was fun but as for another date… well, don’t count on that. You can watch the full episode on

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