Antonio from 'The Ultimatum' chats about his new business, his reality TV experience and where things stand with Roxanne

My Imperfect Life catches up with Antonio, 'The Ultimatum' season 2 star, on job news, love updates and takeaways from the Netflix series

Antonio, The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On. Antonio Mattei in episode 204 of The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On
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While most of The Ultimatum season 2 couples wanted to get to the bottom of their love story, Antonio and Roxanne's journey focused on other passions: their careers. 

The co-founder of Pasted Nip, Roxanne entered the Netflix experiment with a no-nonsense attitude and explained how she expected drive and ambition to be a focal point of her relationship, something she had concerns about with Antonio Mattei. Would he be able to get his professional life in order the way he did his romantic life? Would she finally be able to take a breather at work and think about marriage? 

It appears Roxanne's professional mentality definitely rubbed off on Antonio. In a chat with My Imperfect Life, he discusses the new business he started in 2023, what he's learned from the show, and what's happening now. Let's dive in!

What does Antonio, 'The Ultimatum' star, do for a living?

After appearing in The Ultimatum season 2, Antonio Mattei decided to hone his interest in cars and take it to a professional level. He just opened Tint World, an automotive styling center, in Tyrone, Georgia, something that has seemingly captured his heart.

"It's super fun, super exciting and I've got a great team there to help me out. The future's very bright," he tells us of his new venture. "It was an existing car wash and I'm just picking right up where the previous owner left off and we're cruising right along. We're slowly converting it."

Though viewers caught Antonio and Roxanne's ups and downs throughout the season, he credits her as the one who got the ball rolling professionally. Her demeanor was contagious. 

"It was different for me to see what she did and how she carried herself day-to-day and for me to much more easily be like, 'I can do that. I'm gonna do that. Alright, I'm doing it.' And now here we are," he says. 

Roxanne is a natural-born leader at work and clearly on the show, as she takes a confident approach to the unorthodox experience and doesn't allow setbacks to get in her way. Antonio might've been a bit more reserved throughout the process, but ultimately, her guidance is what helped turn him into the boss he is now.

"I never saw myself as a leader, but once I had the courage and the drive to become one, it has been such a natural transition," he adds. 

Where do Antonio and Roxanne from 'The Ultimatum' stand now?

On Wednesday, August 30, we'll be treated to the final two episodes of The Ultimatum season 2: the engagements and the reunion. Here we'll learn where Roxanne and Antonio are today in terms of their relationship, and if they were able to mesh their professional and personal lives together. 

Overall, Antonio hates to admit the "cheesy" lesson he's taken away from The Ultimatum, but he confesses that his confidence is on the uptick since his participation in the show. 

"You can do anything you set your mind to, you just have to want it bad enough. It's really that simple. That has been the most empowering lesson for me," he says of the show.

We can't wait to see how it all wraps up!

Danielle Valente
Digital News Writer

Need a TV show recommendation? Maybe a few decor tips? Danielle, a digital news writer at Future, has you covered. Her work appears throughout the company’s lifestyle brands, including My Imperfect Life, Real Homes, and woman&home. Mainly, her time is spent at My Imperfect Life, where she’s attuned to the latest entertainment trends and dating advice for Gen Z.

Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids, where she got to experience the best of the city from the point of view of its littlest residents. Before that, she was a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, and amNewYork, to name a few. 

When Danielle’s not writing, you can find her testing out a new recipe, reading a book (suggestions always welcome), or rearranging the furniture in her apartment…again.