The journey to get the final rose has begun as single ladies came out Sunday for a chance to compete for one man’s heart on The Bachelor Canada.
More than 200 bachelorettes lined up outside the Loden Hotel on Melville Street to get a spot on the Canuck version of the American hit reality matchmaking series.
Michelle Svisdahl, 22, of Maple Ridge, said she’s ready to settle down and find someone to experience life with.
“It’s hard to find good men, so The Bachelor seems fit,” she said. “My yoga teacher, she actually came up to me and was like, ‘You have to go. I had a vision that you were going to it so you need to go.’”
Ashley Page, 27, a registered massage therapist, said she’s not worried about the track record of the couples in the show that don’t end up going down the aisle.
“I realize that some of the circumstances in the show are sped up for a relationship, but if you take it day by day, after that there’s no reason that it can’t work out,” she said.
Sean De Vries, supervising producer of The Bachelor Canada, said he was floored by the turnout.
“To see how they can doll themselves up so early in the morning on a Sunday, I’m impressed,” he said. “But more than that, I’m impressed with the sincerity and the stories they’re telling.
“There are a lot of women who are truly ready to fall in love and want to do this sincerely.”