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South Forsyth HS grad gunning for 'Mr. Right'


Cumming resident contestant on VH1 reality show



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Brian Murphy during the third episode of the “Making Mr. Right” show on VH1. VH1. (click for larger version)

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Brian Murphy during a photo shoot. (click for larger version)
January 29, 2013
CUMMING, Ga. — Twenty-something women in Forsyth County just might find Mr. Right, if Brian Murphy has anything to say about it, that is.

Murphy, 26, a graduate of South Forsyth High School, landed a spot on the VH1 reality show, "Making Mr. Right," currently airing episode four on the network.

"The show is a dating show with a twist," Murphy's mother, Donna Murphy, said.

"Fourteen guys think they are on a show called 'Match Me if You Can,' where they will be coached by three beautiful matchmakers to be better at dating and finding that perfect someone, but the matchmakers are actually real women looking for their Mr. Right."

The show's concept is three women — a caterer, an event planner and a construction contractor — secretly mold men into their perfect dating material.

Each week, the women hope to mold the 14 contestants into their match, eliminating those who don't fit the mold.

Murphy, a professional model in Atlanta, said the experience was great.

"I had the time of my life," Murphy said.

He has a business administration bachelor's degree from Reinhardt University and has worked as a sales executive.

He didn't seek out the opportunity, but instead was contacted by the show producers through Facebook.

"They sent me an email and said they wanted me to audition, and I spent about six weeks filming in Los Angeles," Murphy said.

Murphy can't go into too many details about the show, but did say there are some fun twists coming up.

"With 14 guys and three women, you're bound to have excitement," he said.

He is under contract with VH1 for a year, and hopes to continue to work with the network in other opportunities.

As of the last show aired, Murphy is still in the running for Mr. Right, but if he does get eliminated, he'll be fresh out of dating school, ready for the dating scene.

The next episode airs Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 10 p.m. on VH1.

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