In 2015, Ahmad (Real) died from colon cancer at age 33. The reality show followed New York as she searched for a regular job.
After the finale, viewers were asked to vote on what she should do next.
The choices were: I Love New York 3, Take a vacation, or find a real job. A casting call was issued for a VH1 reality dating show starring Frank Maresca (The Entertainer).
I Love New York 2 was a reality television show on VH1 that starred Tiffany "New York" Pollard who was on a quest to find her true love.
For two years, a regular-shmegular black woman was adored for being shamelessly herself without caveats or compromises.
There was no political correctness or need for genteel demurs as someone proudly proclaims they would “like to go black and never go back,” as Rachel Lindsay recently had to endure (in fact, early on in the show Pollard ardently expressed her disapproval of a contestant calling herare the sort of unadulterated, bona fide emotion that both entertained and bonded her audience to her journey for love.
The production of a second season of I Love New York was first announced during a commercial break for the April 29, 2007, episode of Charm School.
After the show was wrapped up for season one, the house was used for another VH1 show, Flavor of Love Girls: Charm School.
The varnish that seems to be a prerequisite to be a network darling, especially a black one (Rachel is not only full of girl-next-door appeal, but a lawyer at a top Dallas law firm) was absent on franchise, I am looking forward to enjoying Rachel’s current season — if the first few episodes are any indication, there will be some compelling narratives ahead for Rachel and her suitors to contend with.
Rachel’s combination of poise and girl-next-door appeal makes her a perfect fit for a franchise that has long been marred by allegations of lack of diversity — and while she may not tell anyone to “take the high road all the way to hell, bitch” à la Pollard, she has made it very clear that she did not sign up for this endeavor to be embarrassed.
(Weisgerber and Pollard later separated during the taping of New York Goes to Hollywood.) In addition to Pollard, a host of other individuals from Flavor of Love, including "Sister" Patterson (Pollard's mother), appeared on the show to help Pollard choose the right man.