Are you ready for the next stars of reality TV? Ryan Seacrest productions introducers the “Shahs of Sunset.” The highly anticipated “Persian version” of Jersey Shore received its official premiere date. Starting March 11 (at 10/9c) reality fans can follow the lives of six Persians living in Los Angeles. Cameras follow as the young Persians attempted to juggle social lives with traditions and family expectations. The biggest theme of the show is watching as these young adults enjoy partying while their family pressures them into settling down within the community.
Meet the Cast!
Mercedes “MJ” Javid
MJ is a 30-something year old woman who is always at wits end with her overbearing mother. She works as a luxury real estate agent in the Hollywood Hills, but her mother does not approve of the way she dresses or her style. Throughout the season MJ struggles with finding herself while discovering what she wants out of life and those around her.
Reza is also a 38-year-old real estate agent in Los Angeles. He’s openly gay, which is rare in the Persian community. His lifestyle is the constant cause of gossip in the community, even though Reza’s family supports him. Though he is gay, he still feels like he’s a traditional Persian who is just out to live the American Dream.
Asa Soltan Rahmati
Asa describes her lifestyle as “Modern Persian gypsy bohemian lifestyle” because she is a singer/artist who lives for her passion. She was a refugee who fled Iran as a young girl, living in Europe before settling down in Los Angeles. Though she’s close to her friends, she is the “outcast” of the group because of her lifestyle. She’s one of the few who is willing to date outside the community as well.
Sammy works as a residential develop in Beverly Hills. He’s a business man at heart, always “working to make a deal.” Like most Persians, he feels the pressure to make his parents proud with his successful career. The single 35-year-old is also known as the “ladies man” in the group, but he’s thinking it’s time that he finds the one to settle down with.
Unlike the other realtors in the group, Mike was a success but fell hard when the stock market crashed. The 33-year-old may be broke and looking to rebuild his career, but he’s also on the hunt for Miss Right. Miss Right being the one he can take home to mom of course.
Golnesa “GG” Gharachedadhi
GG sounds like the Snooki of the group with a “fiery temper” and “very little filter.” The designated “Persian Princess” of the group, her father completely supports her while she spends the days cruising the strip with friends while looking for her future Persian husband at night. It’s a struggle for the 29-year-old though because no guys wants to support her lifestyle while dealing with her attitude.
Will you be tuning into “Shahs of Sunset?”