Breaking Amish is back for a new season, and Thursday night, the TLC reality series introduced us to four new cast members looking to find their place in the world.
On Breaking Amish Season 3 Episode 1, we met the following:
Matthias, a Bulgarian man who was adopted into an Amish family.
Bates, who wants to pursue a career his community won’t allow.
Miriam, shunned when she announced a pregnancy out of wedlock.
Barbie, a preacher’s daughter from a strict Kentucky community.
Vonda, who lives at home with her parents and works two jobs.
For Matthias and Bates, Breaking Amish is all about chasing their artistic dreams of mainstream acting and country music. They do seem to have talent.
Vonda and Barbie are less connected to their communities when we first meet them. Vonda works at a hotel and goes to the tanning bed on the sly.
Barbie has hidden English belongings and a boyfriend, one with the potential to become her fiance, and who has already broken away from the Amish.
All the while, her dad is the community preacher.
Miriam is perhaps the most unique of the group, given that she has actually been shunned after giving birth to a child out of wedlock with an English man.
In addition to that, her goal is to work on a construction team as an equal member, regardless of gender, and to support her son whatever the cost.
Her drive manifests itself more than once.
In traveling to New York and discover what that society is really like, all five young men and women featured on Season 3 share a common goal:
To see if Breaking Amish is worth it.
The authenticity of the show has been questioned in the past, and will be again this fall, but the emotions displayed by the cast are as real as it gets.
To see the premiere in full, follow the link to watch Breaking Amish online. Then tell us which of the new stars most resonated with you in the comments!
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