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"Love at First Flight" on Lifetime features Atlantan Michael Stewart

Posted Tuesday, March 20, 2018 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Lifetime's latest show "Love at First Flight" is a bit like "The Bachelor" meets "The Amazing Race."

The concept, per the show's descriptive: "matching new couples to embark on a romantic (and stressful) journey across North America — with the chance to get married at the airport immediately after their final flight lands."

Michael Stewart, a 31-year-old entrepreneur from Atlanta, gets paired up with fellow 31-year-old Stephanie Johnson and they travel for eight weeks. They were set up by a professional matchmaker.

For Michael, this was the right time to try something like this. "I've played the playboy/bachelor role enough definitely," he said. "I'm ready for the next step."

He is used to travel and feels Vacation Michael is no different than At Home Michael. "I can unwind at home or on the road," he said.

Michael, a Berkmar High School graduate who grew up in Lawrenceville and attended Georgia State University, enjoyed getting to know Stephanie in such an intense environment, being forced by choice to be in such close proximity 24/7. "We hit it off right from the jump," he said. (The trailer does show some communication issues.)

Up to this point, Michael has never been engaged, much less married. His longest relationship was three years during his college years but she ended up cheating on him. Since then, he has jumped from girl to girl. "I was one of those 'The grass is always greener on the other side' types," he admitted.

Over the years, he has worked in physical therapy, airlines and insurance. He then owned a travel club company. Right now, he's pursuing something new work wise, but it gave him time to try out "Love at First Flight."

TV PREVIEW

"Love at First Flight," 10 p.m. Tuesdays, starting March 20, Lifetime

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