‘Love Is Blind’: Giannina Was Originally Locked in on Barnett and Amber Liked Damian

by Jeremy Spirogis
Matt Barnett, Amber Pike, Cameron Hamilton, Lauren Speed, Giannina Gibelli, Damian Powers, and Kelly Chase

When Giannina Gibelli agreed to go on Love Is Blind after somebody from casting had reached out to her on Instagram, she determined she needed to be the “peacemaker” of the group.

During the pod portion of the experiment, she had two completely different roommates: Lexie Skipper (whose love story wasn’t proven), and Lauren Speed (who ended up with Cameron Hamilton).

Matt Barnett, Amber Pike, Cameron Hamilton, Lauren Speed, Giannina Gibelli, Damian Powers, and Kelly Chase | Marcus Ingram/Getty Images for Netflix
Matt Barnett, Amber Pike, Cameron Hamilton, Lauren Speed, Giannina Gibelli, Damian Powers, and Kelly Chase | Marcus Ingram/Getty Images for Netflix

“I loved them,” Giannina mentioned on a latest episode of the podcast “Love In Sight.” 

“With Lexie, we kind of just like bonded right away. I love her sense of fashion so that’s how we bonded. And then Lauren and I, she’s just like this quirky, funny soul. I was kind of just like able to find pieces of myself in every single girl, every single person. Me and her were just super funny. Trying to like jack the system and get some music going but we really couldn’t,” mentioned Giannina of her pod roommates.

Giannina tried to be the ‘peacemaker’ whereas filming ‘Love Is Blind’

The actuality star says she knew there was an opportunity a few of the girls wouldn’t get alongside. Everyone’s going after the identical group of males, in spite of everything. So she needed to try to hold the peace.

“I went in there with the mindset of being the peacemaker. So even though some girls’ personalities–no surprise, Amber’s personality was very strong,” she mentioned.

The podcast host mentioned it looks as if Amber “talks a lot about Amber.” But G didn’t take the bait.

“Well, I really like to see the reason why people talk about things. No one tells you something unless they want you to know it. And that’s the mindset that I went into it. It was like, ‘OK, this person is telling me about this. Why?’ And maybe there’s a reason why. Maybe I could help them or just let them go through this process,” responded Giannina.

She continued: “Again, I went in there being the peacemaker. I would hear some things like, ‘I don’t really like her.’ And I would just be like, ‘I love her. I think she’s great. I think she’s hilarious.’ And that kind of set the tone I think. Because no one would really, ‘Oh I don’t really like her.’ I’d be like, ‘I think she’s great.’ And that would kind of open people’s minds like, ‘Well why? Yeah, she is kind of funny actually.’”

Early on, Giannina preferred Barnett and Amber preferred Damian 

The host requested the fact star if anybody else was into Damian.

“Yeah. He’s the one that told me. I didn’t know,” responded G.

“So Amber, the first couple of dates was just like, ‘Damian’s really cool.’ And I was saying, ‘Barnett’s really cool.’ And it’s funny that we switched,” she continued.

Giannina says she initially actually linked with Matt Barnett.  

“[Barnett] was my first date. He just made me laugh and I was like, ‘This is someone I can just chill with in a random pod without anything around me and it’s great!’ So I kind of went out there being like, ‘Boom! First one. I got it. That’s it. It’s Barnett,’” she mentioned.

Eventually, although, she realized she “was so wrong.” 

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