The Bachelor is a Brit
The new "Bachelor" heartthrob loves London and all it has to offer, but is he crazy about American women.
This year, "The Bachelor" goes international. Matt Grant is a 27-year-old, 6'5", blue-eyed global financier from London and he's looking for an American woman to make his life complete.
Here's what ABC had to say about the new catch:
This totally charming and witty English gentleman works with millionaire businessmen, but he has something on his mind that is more urgent than any business deal - he wants to find the love of his life and to start a family as soon as possible. The youngest of five brothers, the rest of whom are married, he is very close to his parents and siblings. His parents are still best friends and have a sexy relationship even after 30 years together. Matt's life revolves around his family and friends.
Matt's father, Tony, now 71, was older when Matt was born. The handsome Brit grew up wanting to have his own children at a young age so he could be an active participant in his kids' lives. He's looking for a woman who is adventurous, playful and fun, who loves to travel and enjoys the outdoors. His future mate will be funny, self-deprecating and outgoing. Matt is definitely attracted to American women, whom he finds extroverted and gregarious - and he adores their accents. He's actually had an American girlfriend in the past. He frankly can't wait to fall in love again, having been bitten twice before - once it was even love at first sight.
A native of Bishop's Stortford, a short distance from London, this Renaissance man received his B.A. in modern history and politics from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge. Matt was captain of the university's rowing team and plays rugby, cricket, tennis and skis. A workout buff, his other passion is current events.
However Matt yearns to share stories and a laugh at the end of the day with someone special, and believes the woman he has been looking to fall in love with all this time will be among the 25 lucky Bachelorettes waiting to meet him in America.
"The Bachelor" returns to ABC on Monday, March 17 at 10:00.
On the flipside, DeAnna Pappas, who suffered through a last-minute rejection by Brad Womack on last season's "The Bachelor" will now be starring in "The Bachelorette". Yes, she's getting the last laugh as she becomes the object of desire in the female version of the reality series.
The brunette, brown-eyed real estate agent from Neunan, Georgia, became an immediate fan favorite and she was the final woman remaining on the finale of "The Bachelor" in November. The ending proved to be a huge shocker, though, when Womack didn't select any woman - the first time in "Bachelor" history.
DeAnna demonstrated her assertiveness and independent nature during the series, setting her apart from the other women. She also showed off top bartending and cooking skills, and additionally enjoys white water rafting and camping with her friends. Also known as DeDe, the Campbellsville, Kentucky native has traveled all over Europe, putting her Greek ancestry to good use.
Interested and eligible men can learn more about upcoming casting events and the application process by logging on to abc.com (keyword: casting), www.thebachelor.tv or calling 866-739-3150.