I Love New York’s Rico, aka Sandro Padrone, is now doing porn

Not that there’s much difference between appearing on a VH1 dating show and doing porn, but I Love New York‘s Rico is now doing porn as Marco Rivera, not to be confused with the Dallas Cowboy. The reality-turned-porn star’s real name is Sandro Padrone.

Following his previous appearance on Playboy’s Foursome, a reality show on which people have sex, he’s now appearing on a site called Straight Guys for Gay Eyes (here’s a video preview [WMV]), which says that in the scene, “He fucks his girl tirelessly with his huge cock until he lets loose an enormous load onto his 6-pack abs. You might recognize Marco from his star turn as ‘Rico’ on MTV’s I Love New York.” (The network is VH1, but I suppose people aren’t exactly going to that site for accurate information about reality shows.)

As The Sword points out, you may also recognize Sandro/Marco/Rico from another show: after appearing on VH1, he “went on Judge Joe Brown after stiffing his roommate on rent money.”

Now he’s stiffing for money. Rim shot! (Literally!)

From MTV to ‘Judge Joe Brown’ to Porn [The Sword]

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Marriage At First Sight

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Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.