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Model Murdered By VH1 Dating Show Contest/Ex-Husband?

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It began with the remains of a woman found stuffed into a suitcase left in a Buena Park dumpster on Saturday. Two days later, authorities made the connection between the corpse and the case of a missing model who had moved here recently from Las Vegas, Jasmine Fiore, a former stripper and current Playboy representative.

But Fiore's ex-husband's face has also been on people's computers and TV screens, since Ryan Alexander Jenkins was currently being seen as one of the wealthy lovelorn on VH1's Megan Wants a Millionaire. Don't try to look up the Calgary-born contestant's bio on their site, though--VH1 has already removed it (attributing the show's removal from the site to "redesign"), explains Defamer, adding that in the blurb Jenkins, (show nickname: The Smooth Operator) an investment banker, "boasts that he 'has left many amazing women in his life primarily because he wanted more women,' and that 'the only time he cheated on his ex was when he wanted to break up with her.'" Fiore and Jenkins reportedly met in Vegas following the filming of the show and married after a whirlwind 2-day courtship.

So is Jenkins' reality destined to be more like an episode of COPS than The Bachelor? Jenkins, who speaks through his publicist, "says that he will cooperate fully with police investigating the murder, even though authorities believe he may be attempting to flee to Canada, his home country. Authorities also say that it was Jenkins who reported Fiore missing on Saturday morning. He then disappeared completely." Police are now calling Jenkins a "person of interest" in Fiore's murder.