The Bachelor Canada is returning to TV screens for a second season starting September 18. Twenty-five women from across the country will compete to win the heart of 28-year-old Tim Warmels. The Ontario-born tech entrepreneur is also a part-time model and furniture designer. He follows in the footsteps of CFL player Brad Smith, who played the part of Canada’s most eligible bachelor on the first season.
Of the 25 women—aged 23 to 42—competing on the show, six reside in B.C.
From Vancouver is 29-year-old music teacher Christine, who, according to her online Bachelor profile, loves Thai food and is looking for a mate who is “respectful of all people and animals”.
Also from the city is Hong Kong-born Jenny, a 26-year-old personal trainer who reads Haruki Murakami novels and considers her special talent “multi-tasking”. Kaylynn is a 26-year-old ballerina in Vancouver. In her online profile, she listed “emotionally giving” as one of her best attributes and doing the splits as a special talent. She has seven tattoos and her favourite movie is Pretty Woman.
The youngest competitor on the show is also from Vancouver. Twenty-three-year-old Sharan works in IT sales. She does hot yoga and hopes to go backpacking through Europe one day.
From elsewhere in B.C., Andrea will represent her hometown of Kelowna. The 30-year-old dental hygienist can speak a bit of Korean and also lists doing the splits as her special talent. The final contestant from B.C. is April Borgnetta (April gets a last name because there are two women named April competing this season) from Victoria. The 30-year-old is a wax artist and burlesque dancer loves a good grilled cheese sandwich.
The province of Alberta also has six women competing this season. Kelsey (a 28-year-old sommelier), Lisa (a 25-year-old hairstylist), Raelee (a 26-year-old gymnast and art director), Rebecca (a 24-year-old waitress), Ritiuska (a 33-year-old engineer originally from Venezuela), and Sonia (a 42-year-old lingerie model) all hail from Calgary. Twenty-eight-year-old beauty queen Trisha is Edmonton’s sole contestant.
All remaining competitors reside in Quebec or Ontario. From Montreal, 27-year-old nurse Alison, 28-year-old receptionist Dominique, 26-year-old joyologist Jennifer, and 26-year-old fashion buyer Martha. Renée is a 28-year-old emergency room doctor from Sherbrooke, Quebec.
From Ontario, April Brockman (the other April) is a 27-year-old realtor from Wasaga Beach, Jacqueline is a 23-year-old administrative assistant from Toronto, Jewel is a 32-year-old payroll accountant from Toronto,
Also from Ontario is Rileigh, a 23-year-old philosophy student from Kingston; Sachelle, a 24-year-old university recruitment coordinator in Sudbury; and Sarah, a 31-year-old personal support worker from St. Catherines.
Season two of The Bachelor Canada premieres September 18 at 8 p.m. on City TV.