The 5th season of Lifetime's reality matchmaker show "Married At First Sight" premieres on April 20, and a local face is one of the brave souls taking the plunge this season.

I am guilty of watching of "Married At First Sight" since its first season, because the premise behind the show absolutely blows my mind. I'm not dissing finding love in unorthodox ways, but I am just amazed by the bravery these singles have to legally marry someone they have never met before. I know what a hot mess I was before my wedding, and I had been with Spencer for five years at that point. I cannot even fathom what walking down the aisle to a stranger would be like.

If you've never watched the show before, here's a taste of what's in store for viewers this season...

Now for the fun part. Did you recognize one of the nervous faces in that video?

This is Cody Knapek, and Cody is from Rockford.


Isn't he cute? I can't wait to see what his future wife thinks when she first lays eyes on him during the season premiere on April 20 at 7 p.m. on Lifetime.

Good luck, Cody!


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