Getting dumped on
television was a blessing in disguise for Domenico
26-year-old from Milan, Italy, endeared himself to fans
during his stint as a Speedo-wearing contestant on MTV's
A Shot at Love With Tila Tequila, though he
failed to win over Tequila.
Still, MTV saw
potential in Nesci and made him the star of a spin-off,
That's Amore, in which 15 women from across
America fight for his attention by facing off in such
challenges as spaghetti-wrestling matches. It
premieres at 10 p.m. Eastern time Sunday.
the most romantic show on TV -- so crazy, dramatic, and
very, very funny Italian-style,'' Nesci told the Associated
Press. ''I use all my heart, all my feelings; whatever
I have, I give it all.''
He said he has a
lot of amore to give.
''It's not about
impressing with, 'Look, I'll buy you this, I'll buy you
that,' it's much more about, like, how can you make a woman
feel? I am much more for feelings. I'm much more for
letting people feel special,'' he explained.
As for Tequila,
Nesci harbors no ill will. He said he was sad when the
bisexual Internet star eliminated him, but respects her
decision: ''You can't go against that.''
That's Amore will feature another Tequila
cast-off, Ashley McNeely, playing the role of Nesci's
adviser or consigliere.
''He knows much
more about the American culture,'' Nesci said of the
self-proclaimed ''redneck.'' (AP)