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Netflix Explains Why The ‘Too Hot To Handle’ Robot Was Named Lana

Joanna Freedman

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Netflix Explains Why The ‘Too Hot To Handle’ Robot Was Named Lana

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Like the rest of the population, we loved Netflix's Too Hot To Handle because it was so bad it was good.


If you're unfamiliar with the premise of the show, an AI robot, named Lana, basically watched on as scantily clad contestants from around the world shared a luxury villa in Mexico and went on steamy dates.

The twist was she snitched on them whenever they got intimate, and deduced money from their prize fund, in a bid to help them find a *real* connection.

But one thing we never understood while watching the dating show was how they decided on the AI robot's name...

We mean, LANA is a bit random, no?!

Lana kept all the contestants in check (Credit: Netflix)
Lana kept all the contestants in check (Credit: Netflix)

That's what we thought, until Netflix revealed the reason they chose it. Now, let's just say, we're not surprised at all....

Sharing the revelation on Twitter last week, the streaming platform teased the rather childish inspiration behind her moniker.

"If you found yourself watching Too Hot To Handle and wondering where we got the name Lana from ... reverse it," they wrote.


Anyone else sniggering imagining the show's producers pitching this to Netflix in a board meeting?!

Taking to the comments after the cheeky revelation, one person simply replied: "WOW".

While another chipped in: "You are all too funny".

A third suggested their pal had guessed it already, tagging them and writing: "You called this".

The reason behind Lana's name is so cheeky (Credit: Netflix)
The reason behind Lana's name is so cheeky (Credit: Netflix)

Lana played a very important role on Too Hot To Handle, ensuring (in her own words) that it was a "no bone zone".

The concept provided great TV - aka, lots of randy singletons going through literal torture, but it also helped some of them to change their non-committal ways.

Fiery Canadian Francesca Farago may have consistently broken the rules throughout, but the discipline Lana brought meant that she left with a boyfriend in Harry Jowsey.

Meanwhile, Essex girl Chloe Veitch claimed to have learnt an important lesson about taking things slow.

"I realised, 'This is why they don't text me back'," she said.

"I haven't had any one-night stands since leaving the house. I have been on a few dates, but I'm happy being single now and feeling empowered. I'm still finding myself.

"Girls, you don't need a guy to value you, just respect yourself instead - it's so important."

While we love the theory that Lana is an inspirational life coach, as soon as we heard the meaning behind her name that all went out the window, tbh.

Topics: too hot to handle, TV News, TV Entertainment, Netflix

Joanna Freedman
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