Our interview with Karamo Brown who can be seen as Tv Host of MTV’s “Are You The One: Second Chances” & host of History Channel’s “The UnExplained.”
We chat about the shows, his role model, biggest supporter and much more!
Hi Karamo, please tell us a little about you!
I was born in Houston, Texas to Jamacian parents. I have two sons who are the first and last things on my mind every day.
Describe yourself in 3 words?
Educated, Rebellious, Giving
Who is your biggest supporter?
I would have to say myself. Every morning, I wake up and look in the mirror and cheer myself on. Not in a narcissistic way.
Who was your role model as a child?
That’s a hard question. I had many people who planted seeds of wisdom & encouragement as a child. There wasn’t one that I modeled myself after though.
We’re sure you have been asked this million times, but how did you get in the industry?
When I was 22, I was cast on MTV’s “Real World” which many people think gave me my start, but it didn’t. I didn’t get my TRUE start in the business until 10 years later getting cast as the Host of #OWNShow on the Oprah Winfrey Network.
Best advice ever given?
Don’t play “the game” because there is no game to be played.
Do you have a role model?
I’m not sure if I believe in role models. Being an individual is the most beautiful gift in the world. Why model myself after anyone else, when I can be me?
What is the best part of working at MTV’s “Are You The One: Second Chances”?
It gave me a chance to play a part in a televised social experiment on trust and love. It’s fascinating to watch how people change when money is involved.
Where the show is filmed?
What’s the best thing about your experiences so far with History Channel’s “The UnExplained”?
The best part of shooting the UnExplained was discovering that some of the conspiracy theories that I thought were b.s. actually held validity.
What is your favorite song? And why?
I love music, from every genre. Depending on the day, my favorite song changes. But today, I would say it’s “YAH.,” from Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. album.
Who is your favorite Actor/Actress? And why?
Tom Hanks… he is the only actor to make me cry.
In five years from now, where do you see yourself and your career?
Five years from now, I see myself having my own nationally syndicated network daytime talk show, also hosting a primetime variety show and executive producing several successful shows (reality & scripted) that I have developed.
How do you stay fit?
I’m naturally fit, but one of the things that I have done for year is intermittent fasting. I don’t eat or drink each day until about 2pm.
What is your favorite meal?
Curry Goat, white rice and plantains
3 things you can’t leave home without?
I can’t leave home without a plan, my phone and 95% of the time, a snapback LA cap.
Name one of your strengths?
I’m able to manifest my dreams.
What is a normal day in your life?
Kids, Boyfriend, Walk My Dog, Emails, Strategic Planning, Lead Generating, Filming, Late Lunch, More Filming, Meditation/ Music, Watch TV, Bed.
Do you support any charities?
Many… specifically when it comes to LGBT rights, Women’s Rights and Kids.
What’s your idea of a perfect Sunday?
Waking up and relaxing on the couch.
Where can we follow you?
Favorite Quote: Don’t be afraid of growing slowly only of standing still.
Favorite Movie: Philadelphia, Forrest Gump
Favorite Food: Curry Goat
Favorite TV Series: Any Show I’m Blessed Be On
Favorite Restaurant: Chipotle
Sports Team: Depends on the sport.