The Ultimate Betrayal: These Love Hopefuls Were Catfished By Someone They Knew IRL

Ultimate Betrayal

More often than not, Catfish prey on people they've never met. But a select few create phony profiles to lure in specific targets they actually know -- for positive or negative reasons -- and that's exactly what ensued during tonight's brand-new episode.

Michael, a 21-year-old from Philadelphia, asked Nev and Max to help him come face-to-face with Chanel -- a woman he had met online eight months prior. While the relationship was not long by Catfish standards, Michael felt loved by Chanel, and their conversations helped him get through difficult personal situations. But Chanel was not who she claimed to be and was not a stranger: Michael's ex-girlfriend Christina (from their high school days) created the account because she 'missed' him and wanted to use Chanel to discover what was currently happening in his life.

But Christina is hardly the first person to use the guise of someone else to chat with a real-life acquaintance or enemy in the digital space. Check out the other memorable instances below, share your favorites in the comments and be sure to keep watching Catfish on Wednesdays at 10/9c!

  1. Jasmine and Mhissy

    Let's just say these two gals had a bit of history -- and when Jasmine learned that her rival Mhissy actually was the mastermind behind her supposed boyfriend Mike, the gloves were off and the ladies almost got into a physical altercation. While the two vowed to never speak to each other again, Jasmine and Mhissy eventually Simply put, the lovebirds (who lived on opposite coasts) duped Nev and Max because they needed the MTV duo's help (you know, PLANE TICKETS) to meet for the first time. Fortunately, the women really connected IRL, and the rest is history.

  2. Brandon and Kharece

    The construction worker fell in love with McKenna -- who was actually Kharece, a former hookup buddy. And even though Brandon admitted he loved McKenna, he did not share the same sentiment for the young woman pretending to be McKenna.