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MTV's Catfish host Nev Schulman to speak at Auburn University


Auburn University's UPC brings MTV Catfish: The TV Series host Nev Schulman to the campus for its fall speaker. Schulman will speak about his experiences and perspectives on the evolving medium of social media.

This event will take place in the Auburn Arena on October 22 at 7 p.m.

"Nev will be discussing the social media process and how it affects people around the world, to get people to fall in love with them," said Ryan Akers, UPC Director of Speakers and Comedians. "It is also known as catfishing."

Catfish: The TV Show is an American reality-based documentary television series and airs on MTV about the truths and lies of online dating.

The series is based on the 2010 film Catfish. Schulman co-hosts the show with filmmaker Max Joseph. The TV series was inspired by the original film actually starring Schulman himself. Schulman was filmed by his brother and friend, Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost, as he builds a relationship with a woman on the social media website Facebook.

"Make sure you follow @AuburnUPC on Twitter and like the Auburn UPC Facebook page," said Bethany Bittinger, UPC Assistant Director of Speakers and Comedians. "We are currently running a social media competition where you can meet Nev when he comes to Auburn."

Some students around campus are excited about the chance to meet him.

"I would go to his seminar because I think he is interesting on the show," said Auburn student Brittany Derdeman. "It would be really fun to listen to him."

The doors for this event will open at 6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

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