“The Millionaire Matchmaker” Season 8 Episode 4 “Perez Hilton and Sonja Morgan” aired last Jan. 8, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. on Bravo. The first client is 36-year-old Mario Armando Lavandeira from New York City. He is best known as the celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton. Read on to know what happens next.
Perez admits that he is notorious that makes him as one of the least favorable celebrities. He says he lost touch of his real personality. He shares that it is difficult for him to date because of being infamous and homosexual. After Patti watched him through a monitor, she can see his sincerity. Patti hails David as her “gay liaison,” so she takes him with her.
Patti and David meet Perez in a bar. Patti is aware that he moved from Los Angeles because of his negative reputation there. Perez admits that he still struggles in New York, but he wants to continue in his job because he is a fan of celebrities. However, he is honest about being lost in the notorious character he created. He says that his wake-up call was when he made a video about anti-bullying. The issue was that despite his good intentions, people criticized him because they think he is a “big bully” and a “hypocrite.” He wants to veer away from that image because he thinks that is not his real personality. He is aware that the gay community sees him as a negative image, so it is hard for him to date. Patti wants people to see beyond his character because she knows that he is a good guy.
Perez wants somebody who will inspire him. He tells Patti that he is in several dating apps and websites. Patti makes him promise to stay away from those social media. She even wants to delete them. She tells him that it is going to be a blind date to avoid complications. She thinks nobody will show up in the party if they know it will be him.
The next client is Sonja Morgan who is a stunning 50-year-old and lives in New York City as well. The public knows her as recently struggling from a “high-profile divorce.” She thinks being open for love again is difficult, but she is ready. In her talk with Patti, she shares that she was married for 10 years and knew her ex-husband seven years before that. She thinks they were madly in love until some issues surfaced. Patti asks if it was a third party. Sonja cannot answer it directly because it was too complicated. When Patti asked her if there will be a chance for them to go back after an apology, Sonja just shakes her head.
Sonja wants a smart man. Patti prefers a guy who was married and has kids. She hopes that his children would be the same age as Sonja’s. Sonja also wants a spiritual, cultured and strong-minded guy. Patti reminds her that the most important thing is a man who will make her feel safe. She tells her that the strategy will be selecting the top guys and letting Sonja choose after.
Patti and Candace’s top four for Sonja is Thomas, Kent, Paul and Daniel. While Sonja is entering the room, she thinks of wanting to have all of them. After talking with the guys, it is time for her decision.
The next day, Perez is finding for his date. Turns out, he knew Gregory back in 2011. They were already acquainted. Both are excited to have fun.
Meanwhile, Patti brings Sonja to her chosen date Thomas. She is “bummed” that Sonja picked him because she was rooting for Kent. To protect Sonja, Patti has an idea. Sonja and Thomas will be in a cooking date with Patti and Chef Rocco Dispirito. Patti will let the couple know if there will be cooperation in the relationship.
During prep, Thomas is busy cuddling with Sonja. Sonja likes the attention. Patti starts barging in, scolding Thomas for letting Sonja do all the work. Patti insists that Sonja is not his “mommy” and wants to see a “man show.” She gets concerned on how to make Sonja change her mind. Suddenly, she calls Thomas to go out with her. Then she returns with Kent. Sonja is surprised.
As the cooking date goes on, Kent is handling all the work. He is obviously good at cooking. After the dish is finished, Kent and Sonja start to dance. Patti thinks most clients choose the wrong date, so she concludes that is the reason why they hire a matchmaker. Outside the kitchen, she makes Sonja choose again. Finally, she makes the right choice with Kent. Later, they have a private date in a pool and start to heat things up.
It is time for Patti to check the progress of her matches. Turns out, Perez and Gregory just remain friends. They never kissed in their date. However, Perez becomes ready to date again in a wiser and more confident way. When it is Kent and Sonja’s turn, Patti is satisfied with the growing romance between the two.
There you have it for the recap on “The Millionaire Matchmaker” Season 8 Episode 4 “Perez Hilton and Sonja Morgan,” which aired last Jan. 8, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. on Bravo. Catch the next episode on Jan. 15, 2015. For more updates about this show, including spoilers and recaps, follow Movie News Guide (MNG).
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