From a media release:
Corus Entertainmentâ€™sÂ W NetworkÂ announced today the Canadaâ€™s Crush contest for the first ever season ofÂ The Bachelorette Canada.Â BeginningÂ February 11Â through toÂ February 25, fans can cast their votes for one of three potential bachelors atÂ wnetwork.com/CanadasCrush. The winner will be announced on March 7 and will join the additional 19 bachelors as they vie for a rose inÂ The Bachelorette Canada,premiering this fall on W Network.
The three Canadaâ€™s Crush bachelors are:Â Andrew, 29, General Contractor, from Ottawa, Ontario;Â Eddie, 32, Oilfield Logistics Coordinator, from Saint John, New Brunswick; andÂ Lachlan, 26, Phys. Ed Teacher, from Exeter, Ontario. BeginningÂ February 11, bios and videos of the three hopeful bachelors will be available atÂ wnetwork.com/CanadasCrush.
A carpenter by trade, Andrew is definitely a hands-on kind of guy. Whether itâ€™s in front of the camera as a model for major brands (including Nike) or on TV (as a handyman on W Networkâ€™sÂ Homewreckers), Andrew is always confident and self-assured. Hardworking, driven and loyal, Andrewâ€™s outlook on life and love was shaped at eight years old, when his father left the family. Their rocky, on-again-off-again relationship has taught him to take love and commitment very seriously. He wants a partner who will stand by his side for the long haul, because when he commits to that special someone it will be forever.
All of his life, Eddie has worked hard and played harder. Starting out as a labourer in the lucrative (but highly competitive) oil patch, he divided his time between grueling stints on the rigs and serious party time on the ski slopes and beaches with his friends and family. Today, Eddieâ€™s unwavering work ethic and positive attitude have paid off in a big way, landing him a spot at head office (where he is by far the youngest â€“ and most handsome! â€“ face around). But his ride to the top came at a price, leaving him little time to build lasting relationships and find true love.
When people see drop-dead gorgeous Lachlan, they automatically assume heâ€™s a â€œplayerâ€. What they donâ€™t know is that growing up he suffered from Ugly Duckling Syndrome â€“ complete with acne, glasses and a bad haircut. With guidance from his parents (his mom is a reverend for the United Church of Canada and his dad works for a non-profit organization), Lachlan was instilled with traditional family values. He takes offense to the â€œplayerâ€ label, especially considering that respect and honesty are the two things he brings to the table in any relationship.
In the Canadian version of this smash-hit reality series, Canadaâ€™s most eligible bachelorette is in search of the man of her dreams â€“ and hopefully her groom-to-be. The Canadian Bachelorette will search for love as 20 men do whatever it takes to win her heart. The male suitors compete for the Bacheloretteâ€™s affection via individual and group dates involving local and far-flung romantic encounters and adventures. As the Bachelorette narrows the field and the number of men dwindles, romance and tensions will rise. Ultimately, she will choose the one man with whom she wants to spend the rest of her life.
Â The Bachelorette CanadaÂ is produced by Good Human Productions Inc. From Good Human Productions, Claire Freeland serves as Executive Producer and Keely Booth is Showrunner. For Corus Entertainment, John MacDonald is the Executive Vice President of Television and Head of Womenâ€™s and Family Television and Maria Farano is Director of Original Programming for Womenâ€™s and Family Television. The series is based on the U.S. format created by Mike Fleiss and produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Sales of the format are handled by Warner Bros. International Television Production.