Viewers will soon be watching the exploits of former baseball star Chris Leroux when he goes looking for love when the upcoming season of The W Network’s “The Bachelor Canada” debuts on Oct. 11, but on Wednesday we got a first look at 10 of the women who’ll be trying to woo him in the homegrown romantic reality show.
Leroux, 32, is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the Florida Marlins, the Pittsburgh Pirates and the New York Yankees before retiring. In the new season of “The Bachelor Canada”, he’ll be getting to know 20 women from throughout Canada, with one of them (hopefully!) emerging as his one true love.
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“I’m going to be honest, I don’t have a hard time meeting women, but I want to meet the right woman,” Leroux told ET Canada’s Roz Weston.
With that in mind, let’s meet the first 10 women revealed for “The Bachelor Canada”:
Brittany M., 27
Humanitarian and pageant queen Brittany is always poised and perfectly “together.” But don’t let the pageant smile fool you, Brittany loves a bit of drama. She’s bringing everything to the table — “mind, body and soul” — in hopes of winning the Bachelor’s heart.
Catie started meditating as an articling student, and it changed her life. The lawyer and mediation coach has spent a lot of time “figuring herself out” — all she needs now is someone who can truly appreciate all she has to offer. Catie is hoping that her optimism and enthusiasm for life will set her apart and catch the Bachelor’s attention.
Spray Tan Business Owner
Dee is a spray-tan business owner and a self-proclaimed “princess tomboy” who loves to ride and race dirt bikes. Her daughter means more to her than anything in the world, and she’s hoping to meet a funny, considerate, and kind-hearted man to help make their lives complete.
Youth Care Practitioner
This reformed rebel has a cause! Jessie was once kicked out of her parents’ house for being too rebellious, but has since turned her life around and now counts her family as her biggest support system. Today, she has her master’s degree and is dedicated to helping at risk youth. Jessie has come a long way and she’s hoping the Bachelor will join her for the rest of the ride!
Self-Proclaimed Luxury Travel Nomad
Kait is a “luxury travel nomad” with a jet-setting lifestyle and a recently broken heart. After spending the last five years globetrotting, Kait has returned to Canada to start a new chapter. She’s looking for a man she can trust… could the Bachelor be her next travel companion?
St. Catharines, Ont.
Lisa is one-of-a-kind. She makes her own mermaid costumes and loves “mermaiding” in public. She adores squirrels and has amassed a huge online following as the internet “Squirrel Girl.” Lisa has never been in love before, but she’s hoping to find her happily ever after with the Bachelor.
Lyndsey is a successful publicist who is not afraid to take chances, having moved to New York City when she was only 19 to start her career. Not easily rattled and wise beyond her years, she prides herself on being able to hold her own in any situation. Lyndsey may be young, but she’s ready to find “her person” and begin a love story.
Deer Lake, N.L.
Meghan may be working as a waitress in her small Newfoundland hometown, but she considers herself a city girl at heart. Unlucky in love, Meghan admits to being impulsive and falling hard and fast for all the wrong guys. She is looking for a man who will be committed to her and have her back, and she’s hoping the Bachelor will be The One.
Music may be her passion but there’s definitely room in Pricilla’s heart for another great love! While this singer/songwriter has no problem meeting men, she wants more than just physical attraction. Pricilla’s looking for a partner she can grow with mentally, spiritually and emotionally… is the Bachelor up for the challenge?
Stacy knows exactly what she wants — she just hasn’t found it yet. The restaurant manager has never been in a serious relationship, but can’t wait to find the person with whom she can spend the rest of her life. Level headed and family oriented, Stacy is holding out for a stand-up guy who shares her values.
“The Bachelor Canada” will debut Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on W Network.