*Silver Spring, MD –  Bachelorette Toccara will tweet live, and her trusted advisor Harvey Walden (Celebrity Fit Club), plus the crew of 14 hot, sexy bachelors will tweet or be live on Facebook during the premiere of new episodes each week of TV One’s second season of dating competition series The Ultimate Merger.

The series debuts on TV One Thursday, August 4 at 9 PM ET with a special two-hour episode.

Viewers can follow the gorgeous bachelorette, fashion model and television personality on Twitter @iamTOCCARA, or Toccara, Harvey Walden and the bachelors @tvonetv or on The Ultimate Merger Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Ultimate-Merger/123760807648042)  throughout the eight-episode season.

Viewers will soon be able to go to TVoneonline.com to participate in a “Fantasy Merger” game where they can visit each week and vote for the bachelor they think will win, and the bachelor(s) they think will go home that week.

Plus, fans can also visit TVoneonline.com to get tips each week from Toccara’s “glam squad” — her hair stylist and makeup artist – who worked with her throughout the filming of the TV show – on how to achieve some of the looks the gorgeous bachelorette rocks in each week’s episode.

The Ultimate Merger fans can also visit www.ultimatemerger.tvoneonline.com to see clips from upcoming episodes of the series, exclusive interviews with Toccara and each of the bachelors, as well as other special video features.

The vivacious and voluptuous Toccara has taken on the challenge of a lifetime when she puts her heart and soul into the search for her perfect mate as the bachelorette in season two of TV One’s popular reality series, The Ultimate Merger. With a personality that’s an enticing mix of sparkling and warm, down to earth yet determined, the very busy Toccara has yet to meet her match … until now.

In season two of TV One’s dating competition series, the super model, Celebrity Fit Club and America’s Top Model contender, and ESSENCE Magazine Contributing Style Editor will put a cadre of 14 sexy, self-assured bachelors through a gauntlet of tests in her search for Mr. Right.  These challenges, which range from a dance contest and a roller derby competition to a fashion show and a face off at an ice bar to see who can withstand extreme cold the longest, are designed to measure the bachelors’ seductive strengths, play upon their weaknesses, and draw out their true intentions.

Helping her navigate the often emotionally fraught and treacherous waters of romantic competition will be her former Celebrity Fit Club fitness instructor Harvey Walden, who provides moral support, guidance and advice in each episode. Toccara will also be assisted in the challenges in certain episodes by friends and celebrities, including Elise Neal and Brian McKnight, and the bachelors will get the chance to meet her family, to whom the Dayton, Ohio native is very close.

This season, the gentlemen vying for the gorgeous Toccara’s affections include an array of alpha males who are as competitive as they come. Two former NFL players face off.  A couple of studly models bring lean beefcake to the mix.  A strengthening coach with a penchant for cocktail sipping, a stoic and fierce MMA fighter, and a lean and mean truck driver from the Motor City are among a few of the amazing men Toccara will have to choose from.  When these guys come together and battle for Toccara’s love it’s not just competitive… it’s explosive!

Donald J. Trump and Trump Productions President Andy Litinsky created the eight- episode reality series that is produced by Trump Productions LLC and Juma Entertainment.  The Executive Producers from Trump Productions LLC are Donald J. Trump and Andy Litinsky.  The Executive Producers from Juma Entertainment are Bob Horowitz and Lewis Fenton.  The show was filmed on location at the world renowned five-star Trump International Hotel and Tower: Las Vegas and in St. Maarten at the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort and Casino and the Mes Amis villa of Elite Vacation Property.

Launched in January 2004, TV One (www.tvoneonline.com) serves nearly 54 million households, offering a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies, and music designed to entertain, inform and inspire a diverse audience of adult African American viewers.  In December 2008, the company launched TV One High Def, which now serves more than 10.3 million households. TV One’s investors include Radio One [NASDAQ: ROIA and ROIAK; www.radio-one.com], the largest radio company that primarily targets African American and urban listeners; NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience; and The DirecTV Group.



Lynn McReynolds
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