INTERVIEW: Mike Merrill’s team will be the ‘Last Squad Standing’
By now, you may have caught Oxygen network’s latest reality show, “Last Squad Standing.” It’s an intense competition hosted by Alesha Renee of MTV’s “Girl Code,” featuring three groups of friends vying for a grand prize of $100K. Coming from Baltimore, Detroit and, New Jersey, each squad is tested — individually and collectively —by physical, emotional and mental challenges. As usual, there’s plenty of drama that pops off in a house full of frisky millennials. The Detroit Players consist of Armond Rashad, Mike Merrill, Nastashia Young, Charmaine Pratt and Nikia Briggs. Rolling out recently connected with the show’s charming lothario, Mike. The “D” boy who now lives in the “A,” is an actor and model whose dynamic crew includes his ex-girlfriend, Charmaine. He shared his lessons learned from being on the show, his upcoming projects, if he’s affected by the response from social media and more.
So, you brought everyone together for the show. How did that come about? They [show producers] contacted me … and I started with Kia … we did a stage play together. My homeboy, Donnell suggested Nastashia, so I got Nastashia. I had asked Armond before Nastashia — he thought of Charmaine. Every last one of them took time out their life to come on this show. Even though I got the opportunity, I wouldn’t have been able to do it without them. And I thank them for coming on the show with me and making this happen for all of us.
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