A Double Shot at Love

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A Double Shot at Love with the Ikki Twins
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Starring Erica "Rikki" Mongeon
Victoria "Vikki" Mongeon
Opening theme"Ooh Uh Huh"
Composer Millionaires [1]
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8
Executive producers SallyAnn Salsano
Scott Jeffress
Running time60 minutes (including commercials)
Original network MTV
Picture format480i (SDTV)
Original releaseDecember 9, 2008 (2008-12-09) 
February 3, 2009 (2009-02-03)
Preceded by A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila
A Shot at Love II with Tila Tequila

A Double Shot at Love with the Ikki Twins, also referred to simply as A Double Shot at Love, is an American reality television dating game show that first aired weekly on MTV from December 9, 2008 to February 3, 2009. It is a spin-off of A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila . A reboot of the show starring Vinny Guadagnino and DJ Pauly D of Jersey Shore fame premiered in April 2019. [2]



A Double Shot at Love with the Ikki Twins is a bisexual-themed dating competition featuring 12 hetero males and 12 lesbian females [3] living in a house with Rikki (Erica Mongeon) and Vikki (Victoria Mongeon) while competing for their attention and affection. [4]


One of the contestants, Kandice (Kandi) Hutchinson, died in a car crash shortly after the end of production. Out of respect to her family, the producers edited Hutchinson's scenes to remove some of her more outrageous behavior. The second episode of the series was dedicated to her memory. [5] [6]

On August 4, 2010, Vikki posted on her Myspace blog that she and Trevor had split up. [7]


#TitleFirst Aired
1This Time, Let's Make it a Double!December 9, 2008
2Kiss and (Don't) TellDecember 16, 2008
3Sticky and SweetDecember 23, 2008
4Lickety SplitDecember 30, 2008
5The Truth Will Set You FreeJanuary 6, 2009
6Family MattersJanuary 13, 2009
7A Pair Beats Three of a KindJanuary 27, 2009
xSpecial: Happy Hour: A Double Shot at Love ReunionFebruary 3, 2009
8Who Will They Choose?February 3, 2009
xSpecial: A Double Shot at Love: One Shot Too ManyFebruary 3, 2009
Episode numbering as per the episode list on the website

Episode progress

Call-out order

5Corey ("Coop")NickyPaulKaliScott[m]Xoe
  The contestant won with both twins, but chose Vikki.
  The contestant is female.
  The contestant is male.
  The contestant was eliminated.
  The contestant won a challenge and went on a group date.
  The contestant won a challenge and went on an individual date.
  The contestant won two challenges and went on a group date and an individual date.
  The contestant won a challenge, but was eliminated.
  The contestant was eliminated outside of the elimination ceremony.
[m]The contestant was deemed the "MVP" by the twins.

Reasons for elimination

NameEliminatedReason for elimination
AngelaEpisode 1The twins did not feel a connection with her.
BellaEpisode 1The twins were not into her tattoos.
ClaudiaEpisode 1The twins thought a dominatrix was too wild for them.
DanaEpisode 1The twins thought she was too boring.
DavidEpisode 1The twins were not into his tattoos.
FreddyEpisode 1The twins thought he was more interested in partying than love. [8]
FazioEpisode 1The twins thought he "came off too hard."
BenEpisode 2The twins felt that he was clinging to innocence and comedy.
CoopEpisode 2The twins were disgusted by him farting during their alone time with him.
JamesEpisode 2The twins did not agree with his stance on gay marriage.
KandiEpisode 2The twins saw her as a fun person to party with, but did not feel a connection. She died before this Episode was aired.
EliseEpisode 3The twins thought she did not try too hard in either of the challenges.
JenEpisode 3The twins had a better connection with Rebekah.
MattEpisode 3The twins had a better connection with Nick.
NickyEpisode 3The twins did not have a strong connection with her.
PaulEpisode 3Though the specific reason for his elimination was not stated on air, it is implied that the twins did not have a connection with him.
NickEpisode 4The twins felt like he did not make a connection with Vikki until it was too late.
KaliEpisode 4The twins thought she did not open up enough.
JoshEpisode 5The twins found out about his fling with Rosemarie, and they were furious that he kept changing his story about what happened.
XoeEpisode 5The twins felt as if she was ashamed to bring them home to her dad, who did not know she was a lesbian.
RosemarieEpisode 6The twins felt as if she was paying more attention to her dog than them when they went to meet her family; plus they did not get a good first impression of her family after seeing them get into a heated argument.
ScottEpisode 7Specific reason not stated on air. Implication that the twins had better connections with Trevor and Rebekah.
RebekahEpisode 8Specific reason not stated on air. Implication that the twins had a better connection with Trevor.


In January 2019, MTV revived the show to now star Jersey Shore personalities Pauly D and Vinny Guadagnino. The revival premiered on April 11, 2019. [9]

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