CBS reveals the women who will star on new '3' reality dating show
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 06/04/2012
CBS has announced the identities of the three stars of 3, a new reality dating series that will chronicle three women's attempt to find love and premiere on Sunday, July 22 at 9PM ET/PT with a special 90-minute episode.
3 -- which 3-reality-dating-show-for-summer-13138.php">the network announced in February -- will star April Francis, a 29-year-old entrepreneur; Rachel Harley, a 34-year-old pharmaceutical sales representative; and Libby Lopez, a 24-year-old model, all of whom have never previously met and come from different ages, life experiences and backgrounds.
However, all three women will share the same goal -- to find "true love" -- amongst nearly 100 men and bond and emotionally support each other throughout the show's dating and decision-making process.
Hosted by Alex Miranda, 3 is being co-produced by veteran reality producers Jane Lipsitz and Dan Cutforth's Magical Elves production company, film producer Chris Columbus' 1492 Television production company, and Keshet Broadcasting -- which created the format overseas.
Lipsitz, Cutforth and Columbus will serve as 3's executive producers along with Keshet Broadcasting's Avi Nir and Ami Glam.
Below is CBS' additional biographical information about three women:
- April Francis
Originally from Michigan, April Francis runs three businesses in Chicago. She launched a fashion service called Haute Closet, created the trendy Dose Market in Chicago which combines food and fashion, and consults for high-end spas. Although she is passionate about her career, April is a self-described "maternalist" and would give it all up for the opportunity to be a wife and mother.
- Rachel Harley
When Rachel Harley was pregnant with her second child in 2010, she lost her husband, Kit, to brain cancer. While continuing to mourn his loss, the Chicago native has raised their children, Bradyn and Reese, continued working at a pharmaceutical company and became an organizer for Harley Helping Hands, a non-profit organization that raised $80,000 for Rachel's family. Through the organization, Rachel has helped to raise more than $250,000 for Chicago-area individuals battling brain cancer. She is ready to date again, but needs a partner who will respect that she is a widow with children.
- Libby Lopez
Libby Lopez grew up on a ranch in Stockton, CA, where she tended and participated in showing cattle. At the age of 12, Libby's parents got divorced, which made her realize that she does not want to go through a divorce, nor does she want to end up in a loveless marriage. She has been modeling since she was 18-years-old and enjoys working both in front of and behind the camera. She was raised in the Baptist Church and her strong faith in God is a priority in her life. She will not date a man unless he shares her religious beliefs.