Missed his chance. Floribama Shore star Jeremiah Buoni previously opened up exclusively to Life & Style about MTV’s Jersey Shore spin-off — in which fans saw the hunky gym enthusiast totally shut down co-star Nilsa Prowant’s flirtatious advances in the premiere episode. But, according to Jeremiah, he only ignored the brunette beauty because his buddy Gus Smyrnios already had a thing for her.

“If that wasn't the case, I probably would have gone after her. But even after meeting Gus, I knew that we were similar people and I knew that if I did something, I would have lost his respect immediately,” the Clermont, FL, native explained. “I just wasn't willing to actually go for it that way.”

Not long after Gus took Nilsa on a date — which, TBH, was awkward AF — Jeremiah asked the house’s resident wild child, Kortni Gilson, out to dinner. While the pair had a great time, Jeremiah decided that he and Kort were better off as friends by the end of their meal.

“It was just the fact that I was trying to get to know the people in the house, and I felt like Kortni, with all the drama that was happening in the house, I wanted to actually learn about who she was outside of the house,” he told Life & Style. “Because I feel like when cameras are around and the party is around, she's very excited, so I wanted to get her away from all the drama in the house.”

Season 2 of Floribama Shore premieres on July 9 at 10 p.m. EST.