Bristol Mills resident Zachary Miller will be featured on the season finale of popular MTV documentary series Catfish after his likeness was used to trick people online, according to a Lincoln County News Report.
Miller had his photos taken from his social media and used to create fake profiles.
“When (the producers) were talking to me about it, they were talking about this like it’s a normal thing, and it’s not,” Miller told Lincoln County News. “I’m not angry, but this isn’t flattering that this happens.”
Catfish is a spin off of a documentary of the same name in which hosts Nev Schulman and Max Joseph attempt to help people meet people they have befriended or started relationships with online.
“Catfishing”, the namesake of the show, is the act of creating a fake profile on social media claiming to be someone else.
Miller told Lincoln County News that this wasn’t the first time this has happened to him.
“The first time, it was kind of like, this is normal, I’ve heard that it happened to people before. But the second and third and the fourth time … it just kept happening,” Miller told Lincoln County News.
Miller was interviewed by video call by Schulman and Joseph. Miller also confronted the person using his likeness.
“People are stealing photos of me and using them to create these profiles,” Miller told Lincoln County News. “I would love to have verified accounts so that this doesn’t keep happening.”
In 2015, Miller was featured in People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive issue as the sexiest man in Maine according to Tinder.
Miller has over 17,000 followers on social media. The season finale of Catfish will air tonight at 10 p.m.