The Bachelor Comes to Canada

24 Jan

The breaking news yesterday was that The Bachelor is coming to Canada. In all fairness, the show technically did come to Canada before when Vancouverite Jillian Harris was the Bachelorette.

But regardless, City TV has announced it will be developing its own version of the American Series. Given that they are searching for single ladies to audition, we can assume that the main man looking for love has likely already been identified.

When the American show started they were happy to bring on no-namers, but as time has passed you’ve either got to be a Bachelor/ette Alum or somewhat famous to get on the show now.

So the question on everyone’s mind is WHO WILL IT BE?!

Our secret hope was that JTT would come out of the woodwork and finally admit he’s been living in Canada for YEARS and that he is still searching for love – but the chances of that happening are slim to none. Although if it did happen I think Tiger Beat would be back in business.

Flare Magazine Tweeted that they thought perhaps hockey bad boy Sean Avery might be a contender. Frankly I don’t think that’ll happen and here’s why.

1) Sean Avery is not a nice dude. His hockey career is going down the drain mostly due to horrible on-ice antics. He’s been arrested for battery AND uttered racial slurs. Sure ladies love some douchebaggery in their lives, but I think Sean is a little much.

2) His ex-girlfriends are knockouts Elisha Cuthbert, and Rod Stewart’s ex-wife Rachel Hunter. Who could possibly want to follow in their footsteps? You’d forever feel ugly no matter how much of a babe you are.

3) He’s lived in LA for a long time. His family probably still lives in Ontario but I doubt his Canadian connection is enough to make him a front runner.

Other contenders:

Rick the Temp: Rick Campanelli is loved by girls who grew up in the 90’s and would therefore be in the mix to win his heart. His sweet VJ skills and frosted tips had girls throwing themselves at him for a long time. Divorced a couple of years ago – it might be time for Rick to get his groove back.

Jian Ghomeshi: Apparently Jian has also been speculated as the new Bachelor – and frankly I don’t think he would be a bad choice. He’s smart, a lover of the arts, and has great flowing hair.

Jesse Palmer: You might remember that Jesse was already on the American Bachelor BUT he’s still single AND he’s gorgeous. Will Jesse return to Canada to find love?

Ben Nemtin: Ben has some serious street cred. Born and bred on Vancouver Island, this Canadian gem from The Buried Life is not only a do-gooder, but has played basketball with Obama. Since The Buried Life will no longer be on MTV Ben will have some time on his hands. The more I think of it the more I realize that I will be crying into my wine every Monday if Ben is not the Canadian Bachelor.

So there you have it – my top picks for The Canadian Bachelor. Who do you think it will be?


2 Responses to “The Bachelor Comes to Canada”

  1. Jill Mader (@jillemader) January 24, 2012 at 9:16 am #

    I’m both disgusted and thrilled by this news, and I LOVE your idea that Rick the Temp should do it. I used to love him and hadn’t thought about him in years!

  2. Amy January 24, 2012 at 9:47 am #

    Ben Mulroney is married, right? Because if it were him that would be tragic.

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