The Circle: Fascinated by Lee’s Catfish Persona? Meet the Actual “River,” aka Doak Rapp

The Circle: Fascinated by Lee's Catfish Persona? Meet the Real

The primary 4 episodes of The Circle season two are formally obtainable for streaming on Netflix, and may you guess which contestant has already stolen our coronary heart? That is proper, Lee! Hailing from Dallas, Lee Swift is an out and proud homosexual man who’s been along with his associate for 32 years, which deserves a prize in and of itself. When he is not catfishing folks by portraying himself as somebody 30-plus years youthful (extra on that later), he is writing erotic novels below the feminine pseudonym Kris Prepare dinner. “I’ve been a catfish earlier than they used the time period catfish,” he joked in his intro package deal. To avoid wasting you sleuthers a while, we have already hunted down Lee’s skilled web site, which yow will discover right here.

As if we could not love Lee extra, he revealed he needed to ask his 20-year-old niece for assist with “social media slang” earlier than approaching the present. Whereas we personally adore Lee’s bubbly persona, the 58-year-old determined to modify issues up a bit and enter The Circle group chat as River, a 24-year-old from Mertzon, TX, who additionally occurs to be Lee’s good friend IRL.

Being a profitable author, Lee hoped coming in as a fictional character would get him additional within the competitors. “As a author, I suppose that makes me an expert liar,” he quipped. “So, I do not suppose anyone has an opportunity.” Catfishing as his good friend River, Lee writes in his Circle bio that he is a waiter and pupil, who’s “enjoyable” and thrilling,” but additionally has a “delicate” aspect. To keep away from partaking in any flirtatious conduct, Lee tells the group he is lately out of a relationship and nonetheless mending his damaged coronary heart.

So far as similarities go between Lee’s pretend persona on the present and real-life River, there are none. Apart from the truth that they’re good associates.

To start with, River’s actual title is Doak Rapp, and whereas his pretend character could also be homosexual on the present, he is straight. Equally, he is not from a small farm in Texas, however slightly Dallas. Whereas Roak himself is a reasonably non-public particular person on social media, it is apparent from Lee’s Instagram he is one modern dude!

Keep updated on all issues Doak (@avengers_assemble21) and Lee (@leeswiftauthor) by following them on Instagram, and you should definitely tune into The Circle on Netflix, the place new episodes drop weekly.

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