PRINCE LORENZO BORGHESE TAKES THE OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME TO DISCOVER IF LOVE IS WAITING FOR HIM IN THE ENCHANTING CITY OF ROME WITH 27 BEAUTIFUL WOMEN, AS "THE BACHELOR: ROME" PREMIERES MONDAY, OCTOBER 2 ON ABC
Two Gorgeous Italian Cinderellas Crash Prince Borghese's Cocktail Party With the 25 American Women
Prince Lorenzo Borghese will begin his fairytale adventure searching for love on the ninth edition of the ABC's popular romance reality series, "The Bachelor: Rome," when it premieres with a two-hour special, MONDAY, OCTOBER 2 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Lorenzo, a handsome 34-year-old cosmetics entrepreneur whose storied family background reaches back to the 1600s in Rome, will kick off his challenge to find the woman of his dreams in a setting that is both spectacular and familiar to him, including impressive Roman sites such as the historic Forum, Colosseum and Pantheon, the romantic Trevi Fountain and the lush Villa Borghese, the largest park in Rome, which bears his family's name.
In the premiere episode, in a princely castle among frescos and centuries-old oil paintings in the grand ballroom, the Prince's cocktail party is interrupted when two stunning Italian women crash the party and quickly plot to steal Lorenzo's heart and attention. The 25 jealous and already competitive American ladies step up their game to pull Lorenzo back into their fold, but the Italian beauties don't give up. The tug-of-war over Prince Borghese continues through the evening. With the sun rising, the stakes have never been higher, as Lorenzo must eliminate 15 of the 27 women (the 25 original women plus the two Italian newcomers), leaving 12 eligible to become Princess Borghese. It's "arrivederci Roma" for over half the ladies.
The 25 American women are:
April, 23, model, who currently resides in Chicago, IL
Andrea, 28, hotel concierge, who currently resides in Cincinnati, OH
Brit, 28, beer chemist, who currently resides in Columbus, OH
Carissa, 25, attorney, who currently resides in Morristown, NJ
Claudia, 22, restaurateur, who currently resides in Boca Raton, FL
Desiree, 22, realtor, who currently resides in Salt Lake City, UT
Ellen, 30, realtor, who currently resides in New Haven, CT
Elyse, 27, physician, who currently resides in New York, NY
Erica, 23, socialite, who currently resides in Houston, TX
Gina, 28, ultrasound technician, who currently resides in Chicago, IL
Heather, 34, registered nurse, who currently resides in Aliquippa, PA
Jami, 27, event planner, who currently resides in Galveston, TX
Jeanette, 23, teacher, who currently resides in Bloomingdale, IL
Jennifer, 24, teacher, who currently resides in Pembroke Pines, FL
Jessica, 25, assistant buyer, who currently resides in Charlotte, NC
Kim, 27, interior designer, who currently resides in Long Beach, CA
Laura, 29, dolphin trainer, who currently resides in San Diego, CA
Lisa, 25, marketing manager, who currently resides in Portland, OR
Meri, 27, attorney, who currently resides in Biloxi, MI
Renee, 30, broadcast marketer, who currently resides in Baltimore, MD
Rita, 29, policy advisor, who currently resides in Richmond, VA
Rosella, 27, make-up artist, who currently resides in Chicago, IL
Sadie, 23, publicist, who currently resides in Carlsbad, CA
Sarah, 30, journalist, who currently resides in Nelson, British Columbia
Tara, 24, realtor, who currently resides in St. Augustine, FL
The identity of the two Italian beauties will remain a mystery to be uncovered on the premiere episode.
Hosted by Chris Harrison, "The Bachelor: Rome" is produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss and Lisa Levenson are the executive producers. David Bohnert and Martin Hilton are the co-executive producers.
"The Bachelor: Rome" is broadcast with Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning. A TV parental guideline will be posted closer to airdate.