‘Married at First Sight’ filmed in San Diego with local environmentalist looking for love – NBC 7 San Diego

The season premiere of Married at First Sight on Lifetime has people buzzing and is set in sunny San Diego for the first time.

The premise of the show is revealed by its name. It features singles from the same city, then matches them based on who they think would be compatible for various reasons. Singles meet their match…on their wedding day.

The first episode of Season 15 was three hours long and aired Wednesday, July 6.

Coincidentally, NBC 7 spoke with contestant Mitch Silverstein for a special project for LX News called Connect the Dots (scroll down for video 👇) where we interviewed Silverstein for his environmental work.

“Connecting the Dots”, LX News

Mitch Silverstein of Surfrider Foundation San Diego chats with NBC 7 multimedia reporter Dana Williams about clean San Diego beaches. Silverstein is also appearing on the 15th season of “Married At First Sight” on Lifetime.

In the project, Silverstein represents the San Diego County Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation in speaking about the amount of plastic that ends up in the ocean. He is their political coordinator.

Is there a link between surfing, student loans and shopping bags? NBC San Diego’s Dana Williams tries to find out in this episode of Connect the Dots.

Mitch Silverstein of the Surfrider Foundation in San Diego stands with a flag on the beach in this undated image.

Surfrider San Diego Foundation

Mitch Silverstein of the Surfrider Foundation in San Diego stands with a flag on the beach in this undated image.

“In 2019, our volunteers collected over 10,000 plastic bags from beaches across San Diego County,” Silverstein said in a virtual interview.

Silverstein is already the subject of many comments on social media in response to the first episode, which he says is building up as the season airs. We caught up with him to ask him a few questions about the experience, which he says is not something he would have ever thought of doing.

“That’s not why I thought I was in the spotlight, before I decided to,” Silverstein admitted with a laugh. “It’s a little crazy, it’s a little weird and it’s just getting started, so I don’t really know what it’s going to be like.”

In some of this season’s trailers, San Diegans can spot familiar locations, including Mission Bay. Silverstein said he couldn’t say too much about his time on the show (obviously, no spoiler alert here!) but that he should have thought twice if asked to do it again.

“I’ll tell you this, if I knew how intense the process is, not just marrying a stranger, but just kind of having it documented, if I knew how much work it would be and how many hours a week it would be. would be and how intense it would be up front, maybe I didn’t,” Silverstein continued. “But I don’t regret doing it and I’m glad I did it and I’m a better man for it.”

Watch the full video above for a Q&A with Silverstein about the experience, including who he spoke to before appearing on the show and whether it will impact his work as an environmentalist.

There are new episodes of Married at First Sight every Wednesday at 8/7c and are available to stream.

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