The star of TV Guide Network's new series The Shores wants viewers to know one thing before Sunday's premiere: "We're nothing like [Jersey Shore]!" Destiny Moniz tells TVGuide.com. "It's the opposite end of the spectrum when it comes to the show."
The Las Vegas native is one of four girls who travel from the U.S. to Cape Town, South Africa, on the show to work for marketing billionaire Quinton Van Der Burgh. "If I had to compare it to something, I would say The Hills or Laguna Beach, just because the way it's shot and narrated," Moniz says. "It's not a raunchy show. It's done very classy."
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Just because The Shores isn't as wild as the MTV hit, that doesn't mean it won't have its fair share of drama. Once in Cape Town, Van Der Burgh immediately promotes Moniz. The move quickly sparks jealousy within the group, especially with the spunky Katy. "It's a rivalry that definitely grows throughout the season, as well as life," Moniz says of the tumultuous relationship.
But The Shores' real draw isn't the interpersonal drama, but the exotic location, Moniz says. "I'm excited for people to see Cape Town and South Africa in a new light. It's a rollercoaster of a show, but it's a really cool thing to watch because you get to see a whole new culture with different landscapes and ways of doing things."
Check out a trailer for the new series below. The Shores' 13-episode run starts with two episodes on Sunday at 9/8c and 9:30/8:30c on TV Guide Network.