25-year old Toronto native Jesse Palmer is the new “Bachelor” in the new season beginning Wednesday, April 7th at 9:00pm ET/PT on Citytv Toronto and Citytv Vancouver.
Currently residing in New Jersey, Palmer first garnered acclaim in Canada as the 1996 Canadian Player of the Year. He played for St. Pius X High School in Ottawa, Ontario and then lead his Junior team, the Ottawa Myers Riders, to one of three Provincial Championships (1994-1996). His father, Bill Palmer, is a former CFL star with the Ottawa Rough Riders and his brother, Billy, is a tight end at Notre Dame. The first professional athlete to star in a romantic reality series, Palmer was drafted by the New York Giants in 2001 and became backup quarterback in 2002.
And now, it seems he’s done playing the field and is looking for love among 25 young women vying for his heart. But, there’s a twist this season – one of the women is a “spy” who appears to be one of the romantic hopefuls. Truth be told, she’s one of Jesse’s best friends, “planted” to give Jesse the lowdown on the behind-the-scenes competition for his heart.
The 25 Women Are:
Amber, 27, Consultant, originally from Sunriver, OR, who currently resides in San Francisco, CA
Anne-Catherine, 27, Stylist, originally from Quebec City, Canada, who currently resides in Beauport, Quebec, Canada
Celeste, 24, Production Associate, originally from Ithaca, NY, who currently resides in Los Angeles
Debbie, 27, Massage Therapist and Nursing Student, originally from Pinetops, NC, who currently resides in Kennesaw, GA
DeShaun, 25, Account Manager, originally from Cincinnati, OH, who currently resides in Dublin, OH
Dolores, 27, Sales Manager, originally from Phillipsburg, NJ, who now resides in Sherman Oaks, CA
Francine, 25, Retail Manager, who currently resides in her hometown of Houston, TX
Holly, 26, Banker, originally from Tulsa, OK, who currently resides in Edmond, OK
Jean Marie, 26, Hair Stylist, originally from Gibson, NC, who currently resides in Virginia Beach, VA
Jenny M., 24, Professional Inline Skater, who currently resides in her hometown of Canton, MI
Jessica B., 22, Law Student, who currently resides in her hometown of Huntington Beach, CA
Jessica H., 25, Attorney, originally from Pearsale, TX, who currently resides in San Antonio, TX
Jessica K., 21, Student, originally from Cincinnati, OH, who currently resides in Winter Park, FL
Julie, 24, NFL Cheerleader, who currently resides in her hometown of Sacramento, CA
Karen, 28, in Pharmaceutical Sales, originally from Pleasant Grove, UT, who currently resides in Providence, RI
Katie, 22, LASIK Eye Consultant, originally from Scottsdale, AZ, who currently resides in Cornelius, NC
Kristin K., 23, Medical Student, who currently resides in her hometown of Dearborn, MI
Kristin N., 25, Waitress, who currently resides in her hometown of Sausalito, CA
Mandy C., 25, Professional Soccer Player, who currently resides in her hometown of San Diego, CA
Don’t miss the series premiere of “The Bachelor”, next Wednesday, April 7th beginning at 9:00pm ET/PT on Citytv Toronto and Citytv Vancouver.