‘My Antonio’ romantic finale is won by 30-year-old Brooke Barlow.The quest of true love by 37-year-old Antonio Sabàto Jr. through ‘My Antonio’ is over and a Jackson (MS) nurse Brooke Barlow is bieng crowned as the winner of VH1 reality series. New Yorker Miranda Reinfeldt was her last competetor.
The American actor and male model Antonio Sabàto, Jr. clicked the idea of hosting his own reality show for VH1 very recently in August 2009 and offered a dating opportunity for all by launching ‘My Antonio.’ The show gained popularity right from the start and alongside other female contestants, Alicia Tully Jensen (Antonio’s ex-wife) also got interested to participate in the show. Alicia and Antonio had a very short-term marriage before it was all over (May 1992 to October 1993).
The theme of the show ‘My Antonio’ is very much self-explanatory as the Calvin Klein Italian model Antonio Sabato, announced it the quest of true love and his efforts proved worth when finally he got what he wanted. The name of his choice is Brooke Barlow , a thirty-year-old is a nurse by profession that hails from Jackson.
Initially there were 14 women in the competition including Alicia Tully Jensen. One after another, the dropouts continued and finally it was left to three contestants, Alicia Tully, Miranda Reinfeldt, a New York makeup artist and Brooke Barlow. Alicia ended up third while by ousting Miranda, the Jackson beauty won ‘My Antonio’s season 1 in Hawaii.
Antonio’s mother Yvonne extended her full cooperation to help her son decide the winner and although Miranda and Brooke had long competed to win Antonio’s heart, Brooke was considered worthy among the two. Her chances of winning, however, were a bit predictable towards closing moments. The winner hasn’t seen her ‘new-found-love’ for over three months since the finale.