Welcome to Coco Caliente, hosted by Nicole Franzel and Victor Arroyo. Famously meeting on Reality TV series Big Brother, their relationship was definitely not “love at first sight". But all good things come to those who wait! Proof that opposites do attract, this country girl and city boy are ready to take you on a whirlwind adventure behind the scenes into their new life together! Ready to discuss everything, from reality TV, hot trending topics, pop culture news & gossip, to personal relationships, life and love! You'll also enjoy plenty of awesome guest interviews with celebrity cast members and friends from your favorite reality shows. So get comfortable, and enjoy your weekly and extremely entertaining dose of CoCo. Amazing Race content, updates and recaps will be releasing during this Amazing Race Season 31!
This week, America's Favorite players today, Nicole Anthony and co-host Victor Arroyo III. Nicole Anthony was AFP on Big Brother 21 and she fills us in on how her life has been going since the finale of the show a couple weeks ago. Nicole explains how it is getting used to social media, she had none before going onto the CBS reality show and now she has it all. Nicole opens up about her life before the fame, what her ideal dating situation would be and what her future opportunities look like.
Today we sit down with Celebrity Talent Agent, Paul Desisto and discuss the Public Influencer society. Paul, with CEG agency, has been working with Influencers before Instagram was around. He discusses how the market has changed over the past several years and what he expects the future of the Social Media world to look like. What are the salaries for the influencers he works with, what does his job entail, and what type of Influencers last the long haul? Find out the answers on this week's Coco Caliente!
Winner of Big Brother Season 16, Derrick Levasseur joins Nic in talking about the very uncomfortable Big Brother 21 Finale. They discuss their opinions on what happened and talk about gameplay! They also tease the idea of an All-Star cast and what that could look like. ALSO, Vic brings his funny into this pod’s weird or normal segment, enjoy!
Nic practices her interviewing skills on co-host and this weeks guest, Victor Arroyo III. Victor talks about aliens, and space while Nicole embarrasses herself just listing the planets. Nic dives into the questions the listeners asked about Victor and he tells you all about his past, present and future (he’s a talker). Nicole also introduces “Midwestern Word of the Day”. Listen to find out everything you didn’t know about Victor….. and Nicole’s intelligence. Enjoy this goofy dose of Coco.
Big Brother 21 houseguest, Sam Smith and wife Melissa join us on today’s BB episode! We find out their love story, Sams audition process, their current feelings on the cast mates, who their rooting for and who they predict to make it to final 2! Also, learn how to properly use Sams punch line “Send it”! This episode is very fun, energetic and informative!! Enjoy your weekly dose of Coco!
Today Nic and Vic chat all things Big Brother with Haleigh Broucher from season 20. Coco Caliente dives into who Haleigh was before appearing on the CBS’ reality television show. They discuss what it's like to come off of the show in a showmance and what is like to have public scrutiny on that relationship. Haleigh opens up about her future plans with Fessy and future career goals. Enjoy this week’s dose of Coco!
Today we are joined by inspirational Author, Speaker and Writer Anthony O’Neal. Anthony explains how he changes the lives of teens and millennials through his motivational speeches, books and social media videos. He teaches how to attack debt and gives insight through personal experiences on how to avoid it. High school and College kids, this part is for YOU. Anthony explains why you should NOT get student. Listen to find out!
Feel the love on Coco Caliente this week with the winners of Love Island USA, Zac Mirabelli and Elizabeth Weber. They talk about how they got cast onto the new CBS show, what they were expecting, how life is outside of the show and if they have future plans together. What did they think America thought of them while on the series and who are they closest to from the cast? We also play a little game of "who is" and learn just how close their mothers got on the plane ride down to Fiji!
The Big Brother world collides (in a good way) with The Bachelor Nation. Nic and Vic talk all things reality TV with Bachelor in Paradise couple, Jade Roper Tolbert and Tanner Tolbert. Jade and Tanner discuss life after the Bachelor, Bachelorette, and Bachelor in Paradise. We dive into their love story, they compare the two ABC shows and talk about what CBS series they wouldn’t mind participating in now! It’s an open, honest conversation you don’t wanna miss! Enjoy your weekly dose of Coco!
It’s BFF week on Coco Caliente Podcast! Nicole has her best friend, Mariah on to reminisce on the good ‘ole days. They talk about their love story, why they gained the freshman fifteen, and a lot of awkward situations they encountered together. Mariah updates the world on her relationship status after being 26 years single. Oh! Do you have the asparagus pee gene?! Listen to find out, enjoy your dose of Coco!
We have Jewelry Designer, Sarah Ortega, on the podcast this week to discuss the Modern Jewelry Industry. Sarah helped Victor design the perfect engagement ring for Nicole, all in secret. Learn the story how the beautiful, timeless, double halo sapphire piece came alive and ended up on the CBS’ show Big Brother. Also, all you Love Islander Fans, we have Winston Hines on the pod for a quick conversation to let us know the scoop!
Find out what’s new in the Village of Ubly! Nic and Vic talk about how they each handle criticism versus how they should handle it. Ovi Kabir from Big Brother 21 and girlfriend Hannah Blackwell are surprise guests on today’s episode! These two are #RelationshipGoals. Hannah talks about Ovi’s sweet emails he left for her to receive while he was away and she explains how she felt watching the show. Ovi opens up about his gameplay, how he felt when sticking up for Nicole, and who he is rooting for.
We wanna know how to glow, so this week we talk with Award-Winning Skin Clinic Owner and Creator of SkinSaint products Holly Cutler AKA The Skin Saint! Holly discusses her road to success and humble beginnings. We dive into how her cystic acne steered her right into her passion of skincare. Holly’s husband, Dr. Cutler does Integrative Medicine; she discusses how this goes hand in hand with skincare. If you want to know some skin tips and tricks, don’t miss this episode of Coco Caliente!
Back to normal programming this week, Nic & Vic catch you up on what’s going on in their lives. They talk about their Barbados vacation, Nic updates you on her health while Vic will crack you up discussing his old clothing trends he went through growing up! They also answer listener questions! Enjoy your casual dose of Coco!
Big Brother is back for the summer! What better way than to catch up with fan favorites Jeff Schroeder & Jordan Lloyd! Nic & Vic realize just how similar their reality TV journey is to J&Js. This couple is real, down to earth and so relatable; they will make you laugh and fall in love with their banter! Jordan also opens up about postpartum depression and discusses her success story. We talk love, life, Big Brother & Amazing Race, all here on today’s episode! Enjoy your dose of Coco!
On this final #CocoRaceRecap Nic & Vic talk about their last leg of the Amazing Race as part of the final four and are joined by the Million Dollar Winners Colin & Christie. Together they discuss the difficulties the race can bring and how to best manage not only the stresses of the race, but the stresses of life. The winning couple flash back to the past on how they met and open up on their philosophy for a healthy relationship. Also listen to the podcast recorded live from the Dallas Finale Party!
On this weeks episode of #CocoRaceRecap we have the pleasure of chatting with Team FUN, the two time Amazing Race Team (TAR29, TAR31). Becca and Floyd discuss their time on Season 29 when they were partnered up as strangers and compare it to the race of Season 31. We dive into the Double U-Turn and the “breaking of the egg” scene. Becca reflects on the episode and reveals how she learned from it. How do they stay so happy and energetic all the time?! Tune in to find out! Enjoy this week's fun dose of C
Today on #CocoRaceRecap we sit down with Bret LaBelle, former Survivor (Season 33: Millennials vs Gen X), current Boston police officer and other half of “Team Bromance” to chat about their leg in Split, Croatia. Bret discusses his unlikely journey into Reality TV, & gives insight to their final leg on The Amazing Race and what was going through their minds while switching between detours. Nic & Vic discuss their airport mishap and how they could have been eliminated from the race.
The Amazing Race conversation continues this week with guest Chris Hammons who makes up half of “Team Bromance.” On this #CocoRaceRecap Chris explains their U-Turn Vote decision and walks us through their thought process. Nic & Vic share their respective sides to the intensity filled vote and how previous decision in the Race may have saved them this leg. Chris talks about his background as a trial lawyer and how after 16 years of auditions he finally made the cast of Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X.!
#CocoRaceRecaps gets into the thick of what happened in Switzerland. Nic & Vic share their thoughts on how events transpired and what their thought process was through it. Also on the show is guest Korey Kuhl, a fellow Michigan native, who is half of the Tyler & Korey duo. He tells us how he and Tyler met, compares his Amazing Race 28 & 31 experiences, and what bumps and bruises he’s gotten along the way. Don’t miss this dose of Coco Caliente.
On this #CocoRaceRecap Nic & Vic host Big Brother legends Brittany & Janelle. Together they talk about their Amazing Race experience and what its like running in a dinosaur costume in Dubai. Brittany discusses the physical toll the race has on your body and how it compares to Big Brother. Janelle opens up about the difficulties they faced in Uganda, and how the “Rolex” challenge was not what she thought. Don’t miss this fun and interesting dose of Coco Caliente!
In this episode Coco Caliente gives tribute to Mothers Day by having Nicole’s mother, Jeni Franzel, as a special guest. They discuss the interesting and funny story on how Nic’s parents, Dave and Jeni, first began dating. They talk about how Nic & Jeni are best friends and even worked at the same store together in Ubly. Jeni also reveals how she gave Nicole the push to apply for Big Brother and what it is like to be the mother of a “reality star.”
Today on Coco Caliente Podcast Nic & Vic chat with Corinne and Eliza aka "Team Villain” of The Amazing Race Season 31. Together they recap Episode 4 which takes place in Vietnam, where they ultimately get eliminated. They discuss their race experience and dive deep into some interesting behind the scenes information, that didn’t make the cut. Team Villain also share their reality tv backstory, discussing Survivor, and also how they prepared for TAR 31. All this and more on this #CocoRaceRecap!
This week's #CocoRaceRecap covers Episode 3 of the Amazing Race Season 31. Today Nic and Vic have a very special guest, Phil Keoghan, the host of CBS’ The Amazing Race. They dig into Phil’s past and learn about the many obstacles and accomplishments that led him to his inspiring success story. Phil also shares his near death experience which changed his outlook on life and drives everything he does. Enjoy this intriguing dose of Coco.
Today Coco Caliente does a #RaceRecap in LA with three time Amazing Race competitor Leo Tamory. Known as half on the Afghanimals duo, he dives into episode 2 with Nic and Vic which takes place in Luang Prabang, Laos. They discuss behind the scenes events that didn’t air and Leo explains what may have lead to the rivalry with Corrine and Eliza. Nic and Vic also confront Leo about his teams deceptive tactics which allowed them to steal first place. All this and more on this weeks episode of Coco Caliente.
Coco Caliente takes on the CBS Emmy Winning Show “The Amazing Race.” Nic & Vic represent Big Brother as one of the eleven teams competing in the Reality All-Star Showdown Edition. Today they go behind the scenes with seasoned racers and border patrol agents Art & JJ, who appeared originally on The Amazing Race, Season 20. They let you in on their experience this season and give comparisons to their previous success. Find out all the details, juicy secrets and gossip, all on today's Coco Caliente!
On today's episode Nic & Vic discuss their love for animals and why you should boycott the circus. Nic phones a friend and attempts to comeback from her Spanish Word of the day fails. They also discuss our planet and some current pollution issues. They encourage you to help be the change and welcome any advice that can help reduce waste. All this and more for this week's dose of Coco.
Former Big Big Brother 16 winner Derrick Levasseur joins the Coco Client Podcast to share him passion for solving murders and fighting crime. Starting his career as one of the youngest sworn officers in the state of Rhode Island he opens up about working under cover and having “hits” put on his life. Derrick talks about his hit tv show on Discovery ID, “Breaking Homicide,” and gives a behind the scenes look into selecting cases and solving murders. We hope you enjoy this weeks dose of Coco.
Does Money equal Happiness? In this episode Nic and Vic talk about the successes and failures of those lucky enough to win the lottery. They also dive into the correlation between job satisfaction vs salary, and the sacrifices people make for their family. Additionally they encourage you to be more social, outgoing, and challenge you to reconnect with old friends. Grab your mug and enjoy your weekly dose of Coco!
Nic & Vic talk relationships, and who better to chime in than the new love birds Bachelorette, Kaitlyn Bristowe, and no longer eligible Bachelor, Jason Tartick. They dive into the difficulties of having a public relationship. Kaitlyn opens up about how she fell for Jason, and how they manage a long distance relationship. In true Kaitlyn fashion we sip wine and tell all, in the couple on couple edition of Coco Caliente. PS, Victor also lets us know why he won’t let Nicole wax his bottom!
Today Nic & Vic talk Spring Break! Learn how Spring Break in adulthood is much different for both of them in opposite ways. They also reminisce on past diet fails, fads, and wonder why they started them in the first place. Vic talks about what he wants to give up for Lent and how you don’t need to be religious to practice self discipline. Vic also exposes Nics weird behavior that she often does not recall, all on the episode of Coco Caliente!
Nic & Vic have been engaged for five months and have made zero wedding plans. Today they sit down with one of the top wedding planners in the nation, Jessica Sloane, who was recognized by Martha Stewart Weddings & Brides Magazine. She gives advice, perspective and shares her experiences hoping to guide them in the right direction. From jungle weddings to celebrity clients, she’s done it all. Raise your mug and toast to this dose of Coco.
On today’s episode of Coco Caliente Nic & Vic share their recent travel mishaps, how their podcast came about and how Victor managed to keep his surprise proposal on Big Brother Season 20 a secret. They also want you to settle a debate, If Nic and Vic each had a salad bar, whose would you go to? Listen to find out and enjoy this coco on the go!
Big Brother Alumni, Youtube personality and Broadway star Frankie Grande is on Coco Caliente discussing his sobriety, recent breakup and Big Brother experiences. Frankie was not only Nicole’s castmate on Season 16 of BBUS, but also cast on Celebrity BB UK. Nicole and Frankie discuss how their relationship has changed since leaving the BB house and what new adventures he’s up to. Tune in to get your weekly dose of Coco Caliente!
Nic & Vic compare their upbringings, & how that influenced Victor’s easy move to Small Town, Michigan. Nicole opens up about her struggles with anxiety and sensitivity, while Victor discusses a personal health issue that he surprisingly doesn’t lose sleep over. The conversations of todays episode show how their opposite behavioral tendencies mesh and depend on each other. Find out what new thing grosses Vic out when it's left on the counter. PS it’s probably not as bad as you're thinking.
Get ready to laugh! Today's cup of Coco Caliente is real, raw, and a bit explicit! Close friend Paul Abrahamian is on to chat about his favorite things from music to skulls, and of course Big Brother! Learn what exciting things he's been up to since he left reality television, and what lessons he's learned from the experience. Laugh with the three amigos as they share memories and what they call "good advice." Enjoy your dose of Coco!
In the first official episode, Nicole Franzel & Victor Arroyo talk about their love story & why it wasn’t love at first sight for them on Big Brother. Vic explains his first taste of fame & Nic talks about why the timing of their meeting was everything. Plus, Victor's neat-freak tactics & Nicole's not-so-neat habits are revealed, & they share why it works for them. Find out what they'll be discussing each week, including pop culture, reality tv, & relationships. You may also learn a new Spanish word or tw
Welcome to Coco Caliente, hosted by Nicole Franzel and Victor Arroyo. Famously meeting on Reality TV series Big Brother,
their relationship was definitely not “love at first sight". But all good things come to those who wait! This country girl and city boy are ready to take you on a whirlwind adventure behind the scenes into their new life together! Ready to discuss everything, from reality TV, hot trending topics, pop culture news & gossip, to personal relationships, life and love!