One of Netflix’s currently trending show is the reality show, Ultimatum: Marry or Move On which is hosted by Fil-Am actress and past VJ Vanessa Lachey with her husband Nick Lachey. The 10-episode series follows 6 participants and their ultimatum to their partners to take the plunge to get married or break up. One of the participants being 23 year-old Fil-Am tech recruiter and influencer, April Melohn. Let’s get to know a little more about April and her background.
The show re-pairs the participants with new people to date and do a trial run of married life. The experiment lasts for 3 weeks then they all return to their current partners for another 3 weeks to see if the spark is still alive. Will they decide to tie the knot or pull the plug and move on from each other?
The California native, April Melohn takes her partner, Jake Cunningham along for the ride and gives him the ultimatum. Here’s a few things to know about this Filipina.
1. April joins the show to move on to the next milestone in her relationship
After 2 years of dating Jake, April wants to take the next step and get married along with starting a family. Does Jake feel the same and is it the right time for the both of them? Jake wants to travel and have financial stability before settling down, but April believes they’ll be able to cross the threshold together. “I just want a ring and I want a baby with you, now,” April tells Jake on the show.
2. She calls California home, but since then has moved to Texas
According to Marie Claire magazine, April is a tech recruiter and has relocated to Texas. Being a tech recruiter may be her day job, but she also hustles hard as a model, influencer, and previous pageant winner of Miss Florida Top Model 2014.
3. April loves to model and collaborate with brands
She’s modeled for local brands like FloGown and Earthbound Clothing and loves to network with other models, brands, and people in the industry. April tells Inscriber Magazine, “…I enjoy modeling for all kinds of clothing brands…You meet a lot of amazing models who all share this common hobby, career, and interest with you…photographer who have a variety of different styles of photography so you get to create and shoot different looks.”
4. She is close to her family, especially her grandparents
Although April doesn’t share personal details about her family, she is close to her mom and her side of the family. Her grandmother is from Manila and who currently resides in Iowa with April’s step-grandfather. April also has 2 half-siblings from her mother’s side.
5. April shared that going on the show was a fun and enlightening experience
Yeah, it was sad to see who she thought was her person get along really well with another participant on the show. April shared that watching the show back was tough at times because she saw Jake happy with someone else, but she also gets it. She thought the pairing of Jake and Rae was cute and she was able to form a strong friendship with Colby who showed her around Austin, Texas. He helped bring out the fun and exciting side of April so she’s still a winner at the end.
There’s only 2 more episodes left in the series so we’re close to finding out how her story pans out. In an episode where Jake is reunited with April towards the end of the series, Jake’s mom talks about her love for April and being their family’s “Filipino firecracker,” after April asks her not to speak about his recent trial marriage with cast member Rae.
Catch up now on Netflix to prepare for the finale or wait until all episodes are out and binge all 10 episodes at once! Watch the finale and reunion airing April 13.
Cover Photo Credit: April Melohn Instagram