The Bachelorette Canada will air next fall on W Network, The Star reports, and fans of the show are already wondering about the leading lady — and Jillian Harris (a former contestant on The Bachelor in 2009) has some suggestions for whomever fills the role — which includes being able to “throw back a beer and laugh at a good fart joke,” and being “a girl that isn’t too hoity-toity and isn’t too perfect — somebody that’s just raw.”
And we agree; we’d love to see a woman who embodies strength and class while being generous and funny, but there are a few other things we’d like to see on the show, too.
1. Guys who are in it not just to win it
Firstly, we’d like to see guys that are well rounded, genuine and not just on the show for their 30 seconds of fame — like so many we have seen before. Not to mention we’d like them to have serious careers. Seriously, what is a pantsapreneur?
2. An actual connection
We want to see a couple that is serious about one another, because let’s be honest, the Bachelor nation doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to romance. You can pretty much count the number of success stories on one hand! So, it’s time to cut through all the fake BS and start getting to know people who actually have something to say, instead of just sucking face, and then a few weeks later deciding to get engaged to that person. That’s not the foundation for a relationship, no matter how good of a kisser the contestant may be.
3. Less Hollywood and more Canada, please
The Bachelorette Canada should be a show that celebrates Canada and not Hollywood. While The Bachelorette has gained popularity for its glitz and glamour, we’d prefer to see a show that focuses on Canadians.
On that note, we’d also like to do away with the hot tub dates (seriously, gross).
Instead, see dates that include tickets to see the Blue Jays, maple syrup eating competitions and ice fishing. Because… Canada.
4. A woman who doesn’t need a man to complete her, but complement her
But most importantly, The Bachelorette needs to be a strong woman who is unapologetic, knows what she wants and doesn’t need a man to complete her, just complement her. We think the show should focus on encouraging and inspiring women, instead of making it all about finding love.
If you’re interested in knowing whom some of the potential Bachelorettes are, then head over to Canada.com and check out the hopefuls.