Thirty-one year-old Ryan and 27 year-old Shanna, are the stars of an upcoming TV special ‘Virgin Diaries.’
The couple vowed to save both their virginity and their first kiss until their wedding day, which is shown in the advertisement on TLC for the upcoming special, according to Nine Msn.
A preview from the upcoming special has become popular online; however the network has now been forced to defend its intentions with the special, saying that the show celebrates virginity.
“Gawk-fest” is one of the terms critics have used to describe the special and claims that its subjects “exploitation victims” will have viewer mocking, according to ABC News.
TLC Network’s west coast vice president, Timothy Kuryak, said the program was made due to its interesting subject matter.
“We want to document these people’s stories and why they make this decision,” said Kuryak, according to Nine Msn.
Kuryak expressed that the couple made their decision based on a religious choice, according to Nine Msn.
The special will appear in the US Sunday Night.
This story contains information from Nine Msn.