Casting for The Bachelor (Australia)

Ever wanted to be trapped in a house with 20 other women, competing to see who can wear the sparkliest, most cleavage-enhancing evening gown? Here’s your chance to make that dream a reality: The Bachelor is casting for its 2016 season. You need to hurry, though, as applications close January 29.

The website says they want single women aged 22-35 and single blokes 27-35.  Does this mean they don’t have a Bachie lined up yet, or are they scoping out talent for another season of The Bachelorette?

On the US series the Bachie is usually a rejected suitor from a past season of The Bachelorette, but the pickings from the Australia’s first season are slim. Richie was a bit of a larrikin but not as TV savvy as the others (plus he’s been photographed lately chilling with ex-Big Brother housemate Tully Smyth). And the shine seems to be off runner-up Michael.

The casting website says filming starts in about March and can take three months, so clear your calendars. The sections on the application form are:

  • Introduction
  • Applicant
  • Your Profile
  • Employment
  • Family And Friends
  • Relationships
  • Future Partner
  • Life
  • Medical/Background
  • Clothing
  • The Show
  • Photos
  • Terms
Hmm, clothing? Is there a minimum sequin quota per garment? The mind boggles. Full details of the casting process are at

Would you go on a reality show to find love? We know it’s worked for some of The Farmer Wants a Wife couples and Sam Frost and Sasha Mielczarek.

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