ABC reveals the identities of its 'The Bachelor: Rome' bachelorettes
By Reality TV World staff, 09/26/2006
With its premiere now only a week away, ABC has released more information about The Bachelor: Rome, including the identities of the twenty-five bachelorettes who will be competing for the heart of Prince Lorenzo Borghese, the ninth Bachelor edition's previously announced bachelor.
Lorenzo, a member of the Italian noble family, is the grandson of cosmetics creator Princess Marcella Borghese. Born in Milan, the 34-year-old moved to Connecticut when he was five years old and has resided in Manhattan since 1997. Despite being billed as a "cosmetics entrepreneur" by ABC, Lorenzo's business isn't part of what most would consider to be the conventional cosmetics industry -- instead he operates GetRoyalTreatment.com, an Internet retailer of canine "bath and body" products.
Set at a sprawling Italian castle that was built in 1604 by Cardinale Taverna, The Bachelor: Rome's two-hour premiere will begin with the traditional cocktail reception in which the season's twenty-five bachelorettes will vie for Lorenzo's attention. However in addition to competing with each other, the bachelorettes will have some additional competition -- two "gorgeous Italian Cinderellas" that crash the party and plot to steal Lorenzo's heart and attention.
With both sides pulling out all the stops, the tug-of-war over Lorenzo will continue throughout the entire night and end with a sunrise Rose Ceremony -- a Bachelor first -- in which Lorenzo must eliminate fifteen of the twenty-seven women. Similar to other recent The Bachelor editions, the reception will also feature Lorenzo giving an early rose -- plus in another Bachelor first, "a very special sparkling token" -- to one of the women.
After narrowing the pool of women to twelve, Lorenzo will continue to get to know the remaining women through a series of group and solo dates that will include visits to the ruins of Rome's ancient Forum, Colosseum and Pantheon; the Trevi Fountain; and the lush Villa Borghese -- a large Roman park that bears Lorenzo's family name. As he has since the long-running reality franchise began, Chris Harrison will once again serve as The Bachelor's host.
The twenty-five "regular" bachelorettes appearing on The Bachelor: Rome (ABC isn't revealing the "mystery" of the two Italian beauties until the show's debut) are:
• Andrea, a 28-year-old hotel concierge who currently resides in Cincinnati, OH
• April, a 23-year-old model who currently resides in Chicago, IL
• Brit, a 28-year-old beer chemist who currently resides in Columbus, OH
• Carissa, a 25-year-old attorney who currently resides in Morristown, NJ
• Claudia, a 22-year-old restaurateur who currently resides in Boca Raton, FL
• Desiree, a 22-year-old realtor who currently resides in Salt Lake City, UT
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• Ellen, a 30-year-old realtor who currently resides in New Haven, CT
• Elyse, a 27-year-old physician who currently resides in New York, NY
• Erica, a 23-year-old socialite who currently resides in Houston, TX
• Gina, a 28-year-old ultrasound technician who currently resides in Chicago, IL
• Heather, a 34-year-old registered nurse who currently resides in Aliquippa, PA
• Jami, a 27-year-old event planner who currently resides in Galveston, TX
• Jeanette, a 23-year-old teacher who currently resides in Bloomingdale, IL
• Jennifer, a 24-year-old teacher who currently resides in Pembroke Pines, FL
• Jessica, a 25-year-old assistant buyer who currently resides in Charlotte, NC
• Kim, a 27-year-old interior designer who currently resides in Long Beach, CA
• Laura, a 29-year-old dolphin trainer who currently resides in San Diego, CA
• Lisa, a 25-year-old marketing manager who currently resides in Portland, OR
• Meri, a 27-year-old attorney who currently resides in Biloxi, MS
• Renee, a 30-year-old broadcast marketer who currently resides in Baltimore, MD
• Rita, a 29-year-old policy advisor who currently resides in Richmond, VA
• Rosella, a 27-year-old make-up artist who currently resides in Chicago, IL
• Sadie, a 23-year-old publicist who currently resides in Carlsbad, CA
• Sarah, a 30-year-old journalist who currently resides in Nelson, British Columbia
• Tara, a 24-year-old realtor who currently resides in St. Augustine, FL