Who is Savannah from 'Perfect Match'?

Savannah from 'Perfect Match' may not have made it terribly far on the Netflix show but she certainly caught everyone's attention

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Savannah from Perfect Match may have had a brief stay at the villa, but she's one of the hopeful romantics who caught everyone's attention. 

On the new Netflix dating series, singles from the streamer's docket of reality shows convened at a tropical seaside escape with the hopes of finding love. The rules were, to quote a Perfect Match cast member, "savage." There was no room for mourning the end of a potential relationship, and everyone had to act quickly if they wanted to stay in the house and find lasting love.

Most contestants matched with people they were attracted to, but Savannah and Nick had ulterior motives. Since The Circle alumni already had a close friendship, they figured they'd use that to their advantage and pair up while on the hunt for who they truly wanted to date (Dom Gabriel and Francesca Farago, respectively). 

Naturally, a few issues arose: for one, Francesca did not take kindly to Savannah's advances on Dom (though nowadays, Francesca Farago is dating someone she met outside of the show) and Nick decided to pursue other connections before Savannah was ready for them to part ways. And it seemed that perhaps this so-called friendship was developing into something more...at least for Savannah. 

"What am I supposed to do, though? Like, everyone knows we're friends," Nick told her when he revealed he'd like to match with Ines. Savannah's response? "No one knows what we did last night."

That evening, Savannah Palacio ultimately left the villa—here's where Perfect Match was filmed, by the way—and confessed that the hardest part about exiting the show was leaving Nick behind. 

In an interview with Distractify (opens in new tab), commenting on whether or not Perfect Match was scripted or authentic—she said she made all her decisions, but she had wished that her sentimental moments with Nick weren't cut out.

"I felt kind of bad because none of our emotional connection or anything made it in the show," she told the outlet. "And it felt not good that the show wanted to frame the Asian girl as being strategic when they were the ones asking me to talk about strategy."

Where does Savannah stand with Nick now, and what was she doing before Perfect Match rose to viral fame? Here's what we know. 

Who is Savannah from 'Perfect Match'?

Savannah Palacio is a 26-year-old California-bred data researcher-turned- social media influencer, who has a lifestyle YouTube vlog, Sav Palacio (opens in new tab)

When she decided to pursue a career on the internet, she went full force and managed to create partnerships with notable brands like E.L.F. Cosmetics and ASOS, to name a few. She intends to use her platform to raise awareness for causes that are near and dear to her heart like the Black Lives Matter movement. 

"I want to be a good example for my sister and for future generations, because if you have this type of influence why would you choose to not use it for good," Savannah revealed to Beauty By Us (opens in new tab).

Palacio received a degree in journalism from California State University, Northridge. In her teens, she was involved in the beauty pageant world and was crowned second runner-up at the 2015 Miss California Teen USA pageant.

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Who is Savannah in 'The Circle'?

Before we met Savannah Palacio in Perfect Match, she got her start with Netflix on The Circle season 2, where she intended to use a "tactical and strategic" approach to win the series. (Alas, her co-star DeLeesa St. Agathe proved to be the victor that season.) Perhaps Palacio's third reality TV show appearance will be the charm—and she'll leave the schemes and strategies behind! 

What is Savannah Palacio's ethnicity? 

The content creator has both Filipino and Mexican ancestry. 

Savannah Palacio birthday and zodiac sign:

Palacio was born in California on March 17, 1996, which makes her a Pisces. 

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Savannah Palacio Instagram: what's her handle?

Keep up with Savannah's latest influencer projects (and hopefully some dating updates!) at her Instagram, @savpalacio (opens in new tab), where she has more than 450,000 followers.

But she does have a warning for all those who are looking to start a brand and build a social media following.

"If you don’t have a thick skin, you have to get one. You have to figure it out and find it because there are so many people on the internet who are not going to like you and that’s fine," she told Beauty By Us.

What's the Savannah Palacio boyfriend drama?

Though Perfect Match has come to an end, there's clearly still tension between cast members Savannah and Francesca, the latter of whom alleged during a visit on Nick Viall's podcast that Savannah was already in a relationship when she agreed to participate in Perfect Match, a notion Savannah has dismissed via TikTok. 

Speaking of TikTok, Palacio also made a few juicy reveals about things we didn't get to see on Perfect Match, like what really happened with Nick. 

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Perfect Match is now streaming on Netflix.

Danielle Valente

Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 

The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos, new TV shows and relationship trends.  

Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, amNewYork and Newsday, among other outlets. 

When Danielle is not working, you can usually find her reading a book, coffee at hand, or attempting a new recipe. (Recommendations always welcome!)