Ohio native Jen Schefft chosen as Andrew Firestone's mate on 'The Bachelor'
By Wade Paulsen, 05/19/2003
Reality TV show contestants may be old hat in many places in America, but at least one city is still excited about a hometown winner. On the season finale of The Bachelor, wine heir Andrew Firestone proposed to 26-year-old Jen Schefft from Mentor, Ohio. As noted in these stories from WTAE-TV Pittsburgh and WEWS-TV Cleveland, Mentor seems very proud that a hometown girl and former high school cheerleader won Andrew's heart, however low the odds of a marriage.
As former Mentorites ourselves, we understand the appeal of a California winery over the Great Lakes Mall. We wish Jen good luck, because past experiences on The Bachelor make it clear that she'll need it. Best advice: stay away from Starbucks.