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A Double Shot at Love
Also known asA Double Shot at Love with the Ikki Twins
StarringErica "Rikki" Mongeon
Victoria "Vikki" Mongeon
Opening theme"Ooh Uh Huh"
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8
Executive producersSallyAnn Salsano
Scott Jeffress
Running time60 minutes (including commercials)
Original networkMTV
Original releaseDecember 9, 2008 (2008-12-09) –
February 3, 2009 (2009-02-03)

A Double Shot at Love with the Ikki Twins, also referred to simply as A Double Shot at Love, is an American reality television dating game show that first aired weekly on MTV from December 9, 2008 to February 3, 2009. It is a spin-off of A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila. A reboot of the show starring Vinny Guadagnino and DJ Pauly D of Jersey Shore fame premiered in April 2019.[2]


A Double Shot at Love with the Ikki Twins is a bisexual-themed dating competition featuring 12 hetero males and 12 lesbian females[3] living in a house with Rikki (Erica Mongeon) and Vikki (Victoria Mongeon) while competing for their attention and affection.[4]


One of the contestants, Kandice (Kandi) Hutchinson, died in a car crash shortly after the end of production. Out of respect to her family, the producers edited Hutchinson's scenes to remove some of her more outrageous behavior. The second episode of the series was dedicated to her memory.[5][6]

On August 4, 2010, Vikki posted on her Myspace blog that she and Trevor had split up.[7]


# Title First Aired
1 This Time, Let's Make it a Double! December 9, 2008
2 Kiss and (Don't) Tell December 16, 2008
3 Sticky and Sweet December 23, 2008
4 Lickety Split December 30, 2008
5 The Truth Will Set You Free January 6, 2009
6 Family Matters January 13, 2009
7 A Pair Beats Three of a Kind January 27, 2009
x Special: Happy Hour: A Double Shot at Love Reunion February 3, 2009
8 Who Will They Choose? February 3, 2009
x Special: A Double Shot at Love: One Shot Too Many February 3, 2009
Episode numbering as per the episode list on the website

Episode progress

Call-out order

# Contestants Episodes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 Angela Elise Rebekah[m] Trevor Josh Scott Rebekah Rebekah Trevor
2 Bella Jen Trevor Xoe Trevor Trevor Trevor Trevor Rebekah
3 Ben Kali Nicky Scott Xoe Rebekah Scott Scott
4 Claudia Kandi Elise Rosemarie Rebekah Rosemarie Rosemarie
5 Corey ("Coop") Nicky Paul Kali Scott[m] Xoe
6 Dana Rebekah Kali Josh Rosemarie Josh
7 David Rosemarie Matt Nick Kali
8 Elise Xoe Jen Rebekah Nick
9 Fazio Ben Scott Elise
10 Freddy Coop Josh Jen
11 James James Xoe Matt
12 Jen Josh Rosemarie Nicky
13 Josh Matt Nick Paul
14 Kali Nick Kandi
15 Kandice Paul James
16 Matt Scott Coop
17 Nick Trevor Ben
18 Nicky David
19 Paul Freddy
20 Rebekah Fazio
21 Rosemarie Angela
22 Scott Bella
23 Trevor Claudia
24 Xoe Dana
  The contestant won with both twins, but chose Vikki.
  The contestant is female.
  The contestant is male.
  The contestant was eliminated.
  The contestant won a challenge and went on a group date.
  The contestant won a challenge and went on an individual date.
  The contestant won two challenges and went on a group date and an individual date.
  The contestant won a challenge, but was eliminated.
  The contestant was eliminated outside of the elimination ceremony.
[m]The contestant was deemed the "MVP" by the twins.

Reasons for elimination

Name Eliminated Reason for elimination
Angela Episode 1 The twins did not feel a connection with her.
Bella Episode 1 The twins were not into her tattoos.
Claudia Episode 1 The twins thought a dominatrix was too wild for them.
Dana Episode 1 The twins thought she was too boring.
David Episode 1 The twins were not into his tattoos.
Freddy Episode 1 The twins thought he was more interested in partying than love.[8]
Fazio Episode 1 The twins thought he "came off too hard."
Ben Episode 2 The twins felt that he was clinging to innocence and comedy.
Coop Episode 2 The twins were disgusted by him farting during their alone time with him.
James Episode 2 The twins did not agree with his stance on gay marriage.
Kandi Episode 2 The twins saw her as a fun person to party with, but did not feel a connection. She died before this Episode was aired.
Elise Episode 3 The twins thought she did not try too hard in either of the challenges.
Jen Episode 3 The twins had a better connection with Rebekah.
Matt Episode 3 The twins had a better connection with Nick.
Nicky Episode 3 The twins did not have a strong connection with her.
Paul Episode 3 Though the specific reason for his elimination was not stated on air, it is implied that the twins did not have a connection with him.
Nick Episode 4 The twins felt like he did not make a connection with Vikki until it was too late.
Kali Episode 4 The twins thought she did not open up enough.
Josh Episode 5 The twins found out about his fling with Rosemarie, and they were furious that he kept changing his story about what happened.
Xoe Episode 5 The twins felt as if she was ashamed to bring them home to her dad, who did not know she was a lesbian.
Rosemarie Episode 6 The twins felt as if she was paying more attention to her dog than them when they went to meet her family; plus they did not get a good first impression of her family after seeing them get into a heated argument.
Scott Episode 7 Specific reason not stated on air. Implication that the twins had better connections with Trevor and Rebekah.
Rebekah Episode 8 Specific reason not stated on air. Implication that the twins had a better connection with Trevor.


In January 2019, MTV revived the show to now star Jersey Shore personalities Pauly D and Vinny Guadagnino. The revival premiered on April 11, 2019.[9]


  1. ^ "Millionaires". MTV Artists. Retrieved 2016-04-16.
  2. ^ Pedersen, Erik (January 25, 2019). "MTV Returns To Jersey Shore For Dating Series 'Double Shot At Love With DJ Pauly D & Vinny'". Deadline Hollywood.
  3. ^ Although Angela was thought to be a lesbian, she revealed that she was straight after she was eliminated.
  4. ^ Nordyke, Kimberly (24 November 2008). "MTV's 'Tequila' double shot". The Hollywood Reporter. p. 6. Retrieved 23 October 2010.
  5. ^ Monya (2008-12-06). "MTV's "A Double Shot At Love" Contestant Kandice Hutchinson Killed In Car Accident (Photos/Video)". Stupid Celebrities Gossip. Archived from the original on 2016-04-26. Retrieved 2016-04-16.
  6. ^ Richenthal, Matt (2008-12-18). "Report: Kandice Hutchinson Killed While Street Racing". TV Fanatic. Retrieved 2016-04-16.
  7. ^ "The Ikki Twins: August 4, 2010". MySpace. Archived from the original (Blog) on 26 March 2012.
  8. ^ As stated in the Web Exclusives
  9. ^ Moreau, Jordan (2019-03-14). "TV News Roundup: Tiffany Haddish, Ali Wong Netflix Comedy 'Tuca and Bertie' Sets Premiere Date". Variety. Retrieved 2019-03-17.