The Finnish reality show Maajussille morsian maailmalla translates to 'Farmer Wants a Wife in the World.' It all started back in 2019 when Matthew Almusa got a Facebook message from Brent Shepherd, a cousin who was searching the family's Finnish genealogy.
Shepherd had found a distant relative, Mia Halonen, who happened to be
well-connected in Finland's television industry. Halonen had asked if
Shepherd knew a man who fit three characteristics — being of Finnish
heritage, single and a farmer — for a show.
In this interview, Matthew shares his family's story and his experiences on the Finnish reality tv show.