90 Day Fiancé star Ed "Big Ed," Brown says he was catfished 15 times while filming discovery+ spinoff "90 Day: The Single Life."
"I saw this as an opportunity for me to work on myself, and The Single Life is not like a dating show. It's not like The Bachelor," he told PEOPLE. "It's really about them just following me around on my journey to get back into the dating scene."
"The first thing I did was I hired an exercise coach and a dating coach," he continues. "And I signed up on like, six different dating websites and just, you know, put myself out there," adding that e was "was catfished about 15 times."
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"I was beginning to get really discouraged, to be quite honest," he said. "Because once you're in the public eye, people know who you are."
According to Big Ed, people tried to catfish him were using pictures that "were like, 15 to 20 years younger — they weren't current. And that happened over 15 times," he says. "I was like, 'Oh, that's it.'"