From a mermaid based out of St. Catharines, Ont. to a humanitarian pageant queen from Calgary to a lawyer and meditation coach from Toronto, this season’s bachelorettes are a diverse collection of Canadian personalities.
Season 1 of The Bachelor Canada will feature 20 women in total, but here are the first 10.
Hometown: Calgary, Alta.
Occupation: Humanitarian/Pageant Queen
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.
Hometown: Toronto, Ont.
Occupation: Lawyer/Meditation Coach
Catie started meditating as an articling student, and it changed her life. The lawyer and meditation 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.
Hometown: Kitchener, Ont.
Occupation: 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 kindhearted man to help make their lives complete.
Hometown: Emo, Ont.
Occupation: 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 a 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.
Hometown: Victoria, BC
Occupation: 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 globe trotting, 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?
Hometown: St. Catharines, Ont.
Quirky 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.
Hometown: Vancouver, BC
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.
Hometown: Deer Lake, N.L.
Meghan may be working as a server 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.”
Hometown: Vancouver, B.C.
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?
Hometown: Victoria, B.C.
Occupation: Restaurant Manager
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.
Canadians can learn more about each of the bachelorettes at W Network’s official site. The final group of bachelorettes, along with an exclusive sneak peek of the upcoming The Bachelor Canada, will be revealed Thursday, Sept. 14.
During this season, immediately following The Bachelor Canada broadcast each week, viewers can continue the conversation with The Bachelor Canada After Show, hosted by Jennifer Valentyne.
W Network invites fans of Bachelor Nation to apply to win The Bachelor Canada SuperFan Experience by submitting a video at W Network’s official site. Nine lucky fans will receive round-trip airfare and accommodation in Toronto and will join the panel conversation as a VIP audience member for an episode of The Bachelor Canada After Show.
‘The Bachelor Canada’ premieres on Wed., Oct. 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on W Network.