’90 Day Fiance’ Why Fans Say Nikki Exotika Married Herself

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90 Day Fiance fans met Igor “Justin” Shutencov and Nicole Sanders, AKA Nikki Exotika in Season 10 on TLC. They split in March this year, but now, fans think that she married herself. Read on to find out what’s going on.

Nikki Exotika Changed Her Looks With Surgery

Before the 90 Day Fiance star changed her looks with more surgery than even Darcey Silva could wish for, she wasn’t exotic at all. Deadnamed Jason Torres was shy, angry, humiliated, and bullied because of his feminine traits. So, changing her looks as much as possible became Nikki’s aim in life after her transition.

Justin Shutencov, Nikki Exotika-Instagram
Justin Shutencov, Nikki Exotika – Instagram

One of the times that Nikki Exotika felt devastated was after Igor claimed that she came across as having “man vibes.” It came during the Tell-All, and he said, “When I feel man’s vibes, I tell…If she learned to behave more like a lady, everything would probably be good between us.” But the latest discussion on social media focuses on her when she was in a man’s body.

90 Day Fiance Star Marries Herself?

On Friday, 90 Day Fiance Update on Instagram posted some photos of the TLC stars. Two of them showed Igor, and one of them was an old photo of Nikki from before she transitioned. In the caption, the admin wrote:

Nikki Exotica on the right before transitioning…. Both pics are Igor on the left…🤯


TLC fans were amazed because Nikki Exotika looked so similar to Igor. In fact, they felt that she could have been his twin. 90 Day Fiance alum, Laura Jallali commented, “That’s crazy !!!! Ends up she’s attracted to the man she was … very interesting 🤔.” Here are some other comments:

  • She tried to marry herself.
  • Omg!! They look like twins!😮
  • oh My god is very very similar.
  • She fell in love with herself.
  • No wonder he was so uncomfortable with her, he was basically looking at himself.

Is It Unusual Between Couples?

According to the New York Post, there’s a new dating term to describe people like Nikki Exotika who feel attracted to someone who looks like them. The outlet explained that it’s a play on the word doppelganger, and is known as a “doppelbanger.” The outlet cited a Norwegian study that found people often go for those with familiar features. The findings showed:

Participants distinctly preferred a ‘Self-based morph’ (i.e., their partner’s face with a small amount of Self’s face blended into it.)

What are your thoughts about Nikki Exotika marrying someone who looked remarkably like she did before her transition? Shout out in the comments below, and come back here often for all your 90 Day Fiance news.

James Michael

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