For the first time in nine seasons, a Trinbagonian is a cast member of 90 Day Fiancé, a reality TV show on American cable television channel TLC that follows couples who have applied for or received the K-1 non-immigrant visa for the foreign-citizen fiancé of a United States citizen.
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She is Shaeeda Sween, a 37-year-old yoga enthusiast and she appears on the show with her American fiancé Bilal Hazziez.
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It all began when Sween’s friend challenged her to message Hazziez on Instagram
“I went out for my 35th birthday with my girlfriend. I took out my phone and I showed her Bilal and she was like ‘you have to do something for me later on tonight.’
“I said what, she said when you go home promise me that you’re going to send him a message and ask if he’s seeing anyone and take it from there, I said hell no,” she said
Sween swallowed her pride, messaged Hazziez and so their story began
After speaking for a while, Hazziez visited Trinidad where he spent one week with Sween
“He came off the plane with this bouquet of flowers, he looked so attractive, so dapper, I was like he looked ten times better than his picture,” she said
As the days went by, Sween fell for more than his appearance, a feeling that was mutual because Hazziez proposed before he left
“My one and one moment with him, it felt like I had a connection with him we started to talk you know it was so nice,” she blushed