Italian funnyman Domenico Nesci didn’t win a shot of love with Tila Tequila, but he did win a legion of fans with his “100% Italian Ass" speedos and charming personality. Now the 26-year-old former waiter has another opportunity to find the woman of his dreams with That’s Amore!, a new show where 15 American women fight for the heart of the Italian stallion.
After going through a bad breakup three years ago, Domenico says he “hadn’t felt love for anybody in a while. It’s really sad being a man looking for love.” And even though he didn’t win Tila’s heart, being on A Shot at Love was “a really deep experience. It’s always sad when someone rejects you — I was hoping to end up with her, but I met a lot of nice people who I still talk to.”
One of those people was fellow male contestant Ashley, who helped Domenico sort through his bevy of beauties on That’s Amore! “Ashley was the only guy I really connected with [on Shot at Love]. We talk every second day. He’s a good guy and he’s helped me out a lot.”
Domenico’s Italian grandma also came to his aid. “She’s old-style woman and I’m an old-style guy. She said to be myself and look into her heart.”
An old-fashioned reality TV show contestant? It’s true! Domenico says he’s interested in settling down, and while looks are important, “in 20 years the looks won’t be there. Let’s see what’s under the beautiful face.”
Domenic won’t say whether or not he found his soulmate on That’s Amore!, only that "I went through a lot of things. And I am a blessed guy."
That’s Amore! debuts Sunday, March 2 at 10pm on MTV.