Why 90 Day Fiancé: Before The 90 Days’ Ben Might Be The Latest Catfish Victim

Why 90 Day Fiancé: Before The 90 Days’ Ben Might Be The Latest Catfish Victim

Warning! The following contains spoilers from the latest 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days episode “Burns and Betrayals.”You are responsible for your actions.

90 Day Fiancé: Before The 90 Days is always entertaining because it’s not always obvious if the couples will Stay togetherBy the End of the season, and occasionally, it’s possible one of the people isn’t even real. Catfish storylines have been a mainstay on the spinoff for quite some time, and once again, fans are left to debate on whether or not Ben Rathbun’s Peruvian girlfriend Mahogany Roca is a real person or not. 

Ben is a 52-year-old former youth pastor-turned-model who’s looking for love, and he thinks he’s found it in Mahogany, a 24-year-old who claims to love God just as much as his children she’s never met. It seems like the perfect situation for the divorcé, but there are already clues that indicate this situation is too good to be true. I don’t know anything with certainty, to be sure, but the red flags below definitely have me thinking Mahogany isn’t who she says she is

Video Chat Has Never Been a Place for Ben and Mahogany

This episode contains the number one red flag. 90 Day Fiancé: Before The 90 Days was Ben revealing Mahogany is too shy to speak on video chat, which understandably had Ben’s friends concerned. Ben assured them it was OK and showed them a video of Mahogany that proved that she was who she said. Ben played a video of Mahogany. She waved at the camera and identified herself as Mahogany. It felt very generic. Had Mahogany called Ben by name in the video, or made any other specifically identifiable moves, I’d be less suspicious, but to me, that video alone is basically a reason to suspect she’s a catfish.

Ben was Catfished in the Past

I’d like to believe that after the first time someone falls for a catfish, they’re far less likely to be tricked again. I’m not so sure that’s the case with Ben, however, as he revealed in the episode that a man posing as a woman had indeed catfished him in the past. While things could obviously be perfectly innocent with Mahogany, it doesn’t seem Ben learned much from his prior experience, given how freely he’s put all of his trust into the woman, which makes it feel all the more likely he’ll get catfished again. 

Ben was introduced midseason

90 Day Fiancé: Before The 90 DaysBen was introduced midseason, so it seems like there won’t be much to his story. If he does get to meet a Mahogany in real life, they’ll be the best of friends. Find a partner, there’s not a lot of time left in the season to explore where things would go. If they don’t meet, however, or if it becomes obvious that Mahogany is a catfish, then the timing of his introduction makes sense. I’m hoping for Ben’s sake that I’m wrong, of course, but this feels like Yolanda’s catfish situationAll over again. 

90 Day Fiancé: Before The 90 DaysTLC airs Sundays at 8 p.m. ET. ET. Another David and Lana scenario!

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