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MANIFEST EVERYTHING: Kamie Crawford Is The New Co-Host On ‘Catfish’ & Season 8 Is Already INSANE!

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Kamie Crawford is the new, permanent co-host of MTV’s popular series “Catfish.” And her first day as the official co-host …well, let’s just say things got SUPER heated. More inside…

From the pageant world to television! Kamie Crawford just inked a new gig!

If you're a fan of the MTV show "Catfish" then you know co-host Max Joseph dipped out on his homie/co-host Nev Schulman after seven seasons to further his filmmaking career. Since then, the show has featured several guest co-hosts - one of them being former Miss USA Teen USA Kamie Crawford.

Fans, producers and execs apparently loved her vibe on the show, so she's now the new "Catfish" co-host!

It wasn't an easy road for Kamie - who was the first woman from Maryland to win Miss Teen USA - to land the gig. Chick worked hard for the spot, helping Nev bust catfishes on the show in 2018 & 2019. All of her hard work paid off because she's now co-hosting on one of her all-time favorite TV shows. She shared her journey on Instagram about how she made her life changing move to LA and leveled up! When she was first approached about the job, she thought she was being "catfished" herself. Ha!

"I got an email from @kroesnews asking me if I’d be interested in guest cohosting an episode of one of my all time favorite shows. TBH - I thought I was being Catfished my damn self, but I went along with it because YOLO," she wrote on Instagram.

"Fast forward to me being asked to come back again and again and again & I felt like my life was made. All of the support I got from fans of the show made me feel absolutely amazing, but I was just happy to be there for as long as they would have me. Fast forward again to July 2019 when I got the call from my buddy @nevschulman asking me if I was down to make it official as his new co-host & me crying tears of joy in the middle of Miami airport," she said.

Aww!

The 27-year-old ended her caption with these inspirational hashtags: JesusIsReal #ManifestEverything.

Check it:

 
 
 
 
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*DISCLAIMER: @mtvcatfish fans don’t come for me for this - you’ll find out on tonight’s premiere episode, it wasn’t me *shaggy voice* - @nevschulman did it!!! I MAX Story Time : In September 2018, the same week I made my career/life changing move to LA, I got an email from @kroesnews asking me if I’d be interested in guest cohosting an episode of one of my all time favorite shows. TBH - I thought I was being Catfished my damn self, but I went along with it because YOLO Fast forward to me being asked to come back again and again and again & I felt like my life was made. All of the support I got from fans of the show made me feel absolutely amazing, but I was just happy to be there for as long as they would have me. Fast forward again to July 2019 when I got the call from my buddy @nevschulman asking me if I was down to make it official as his new co-host & me crying tears of joy in the middle of Miami airport SO much has happened over the past few months and OF COURSE I wanted to shout it from the rooftops and tell all of you the tea but I had to keep it a secret and its been SO hard because you guys have given me the most incredible outpouring of love, support and acceptance and I am beyond grateful. I’m sorry I haven’t been able to share, but TODAY I CAN FINALLY SAY - I AM THE NEW CO-HOST OF @MTVCATFISH AND I LITERALLY COULDN’T HAVE GOTTEN HERE WITHOUT YOU My journey as a host has been 7 years in the making and this is the greatest, proudest moment of my career/life. I am so blessed and so honored to be able to be in this position. I also want to say for the record that NO ONE can replace the silver fox, the GOAT, the man with the cam - @maxjoseph & I’m not trying to!!! But I hope I can make him, Nev & Catfish fans proud as we move into Season 8 & BEYOND! Thank you all for the 5 millionth time, thank you to @kroesnews & @mtv for not catfishing me & for believing in me & thank you to our entire production crew @criticalcontent + Nev for welcoming me with open arms. LET’S F*CKING DO THISSSSS!!!! #CATFISH SEASON 8 BEGINS TONIGHT AT 8/7c!!!!!!! #JesusIsReal #ManifestEverything

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Congrats, Kamie!

 

 

So, the first episode of Season 8 premiered Wednesday night and y'all! The catfish on this episode was on a milli. Chick had the worst attitude ever and even resulted in calling Kamie a "b*tch"... several times.

So here's what happened... **SPOILER ALERT**

 

 

A woman named Red thought she had been chatting with a woman named "Jalissa" - who made claims that she was Tamar Braxton's hair stylist - for six years, but never video chatted. They would speak on the phone, but every time Red asked "Jalissa" to video chat, she would come up with some excuse. Red said was introduced to "Jalissa" after getting in contact with famed hairstylist/reality star Shekinah Jo on Facebook. Red also believed she was a group chat with "Jalissa," Tamar Braxton and Shekinah Jo. Chile...

"Jalissa" told Red she was in LA doing hair, so Red copped a plane ticket to go see her. When she gets there, "Jalissa" stops responding. Oh, and this wasn't the first time "Jalissa" flaked on Red over the six years they had been communicating.

Once Nev and Kamie get to LA to meet Red, they reached out to "Jalissa" to try and meet up. "Jalissa" said she had already left LA and was back in Texas, so Nev offered to fly her "back" to LA. That's when "Jalissa" revealed her real name as Ashley Taylor in order to get the flight booked. Bloop!

"Jalissa" aka Ashley - who said it was her first time even being in LA - pulled up on Red, Nev & Kamie in a park and soon as she stepped out of the car, Red was visibly devastated. Ashley looked NOTHING like the picture she was using to Catfish. Well, obvi. Once she walked up to them she was extremely rude and nasty and things got ugly.

Watch their heated exchange below:

Kamie did an exceptional job keeping her composure because Ashely was really doing the MOST.

During their second meeting, Ashley even admitted to having up to 3,000 different profiles due to the fact that she has been dealing with a lot of issues with a sick mother and not having real-life friends. Hmph. The 24-year-old catfish said she has been using fake profiles since the age of 12.

Of course, Twitter reacted the foolishness and defended Kamie in the process:

 

 

 

 

 

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Kamie said don't come for me #CatfishMTV #Catfish pic.twitter.com/hYH1iMaal9

— Eslanda86 (@helen153425) January 10, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

Needless to say, Red blocked Ashley (in fact, she did it at the table during their 2nd meeting) and has moved on. Ashley told Nev and Kamie she's still out here catfishing, so be careful y'all!

In case you missed, YBF founder Natasha Eubanks chopped it up with Kamie on TheYBF Podcast where they dished on sex as a curvy girl, dating, IG Frauds (ha!) and more. Take a listen below:

The next episode of "Catfish" airs next Wednesday at 8/7c on MTV!

EXTRAS:

1. Parents of four black NYC students are planning to file a $12 million lawsuit against a school district after a teacher compared them to moneys in a class slideshow. STORY 

Photo: Kamie's IG

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