With President Barack Obama as inspiration, Fonzworth Bentley is playing a more active role in the second season of his hit MTV reality show From G’s to Gents.
Bentley’s investment in the series as a co-producer is one that relies on reinforcing its ability to present more options for those on the verge of making important choices.
Viewers will learn more about the G’s this season, as the show takes a deeper look at the men via real-life stories of the participants’ past and present lives up until they experience their first day on the show.
“From Gs to Gents is not just another television show for me and the crew. This is a transformational program whose desire is to help young men expand their choices in life,” Bentley stated. “It was important for me to be a part of the production team so that I can add another layer of support to our mission.”
Created by Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx, From G’s to Gents chronicles the transformation of a group of men who opt to shed their bad boy persona in favor of a better image.
The first season of the series featured 14 G’s who competed for a chance to be invited into the “Gentleman’s Club.”
The upcoming season will include 16 G’s who will be guided through new lessons and challenges that range in style, chivalry, work ethic and philanthropy.
How well and willingly the participants learn the lessons to become a “gentleman” will be shown in each of the show’s 10 one-hour long episodes.
G’s who aren’t successful in becoming gentlemen are eliminated each week and denied membership in to the “Gentleman’s Club.”
The G who masters what he learns will receive $100,000 at the end of the season as well the opportunity to call himself a true gentleman.
He will also join last year’s winner, Creepa, as a member of the Gentleman’s Club.
“President Obama is the ultimate example of the redefinition of ‘Cool,’” Bentley continued. “He’s helping young men see that with an education, having clear goals, confidence and style; they too can reach for the stars. That’s what this movement is all about.”
The new season of From G’s to Gents will kick off with a 90-minute premiere at 10 p.m. ET/PT Feb. 10.
The reality show will follow rapper T.I.’s new series, T.I.’s Road to Redemption: 45 Days to Go.