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Brad Smith: 'The Bachelor Canada' Revealed

Huffington Post Canada TV  |  By Posted: 05/ 1/2012 8:27 am Updated: 05/ 1/2012 8:27 am

No, he's not a lumberjack, Mountie or professional snowboarder.

He's Brad Smith, a professional football player, Canada's first-ever "Bachelor." Most recently with the Edmonton Eskimos, the Quebec native wants to take time away from the sport to find love.

After waiting several months with bated breath, "The Bachelor Canada" finally revealed the Canadian man looking for love. Smith was interviewed on Breakfast Television this morning at the top of Toronto's CN Tower. He's looking for a "low-maintenance" kind of girl, and definitely considers himself a romantic.

The enduringly popular reality show is slated to start on Citytv this fall. The U.S. host of "The Bachelor," Chris Harrison, announced on a January visit to Toronto that the search for a batch of ladies was going strong -- we assume the contestants are ramping up for full competition at the moment.

Smith is joining as the 15th bachelor in the franchise, and is the second Canadian to search for love on "The Bachelor." The first Canadian was Jesse Palmer, the fifth Bachelor, who ended up briefly dating his choice. They broke up after several months together.

We wish better luck to our new Canadian bachelor.

The Hall Of Bachelors (From Series Past)

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  • Alex Michel

    <strong>Season 1:</strong> In the first season, bachelor Alex Michel did <em>not</em> propose to the woman he chose. His relationship with Amanda Marsh lasted for several months.

  • Aaron Buerge

    <strong>Season 2:</strong> Buerge proposed to Helene Eksterowicz on-air. They broke up five weeks after the finale was broadcast. Buerge, who's now settled down with a wife and kids, filled for bankruptcy in 2011.

  • Andrew Firestone

    <strong>Season 3:</strong> In keeping with season 2, Andrew Firestone, the great-grandson of the founder of The Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, proposed to his lady of choice. However, they broke up a couple of months later. He is now married to actress Ivana Bozilovic.

  • Bob Guiney

    <strong>Season 4:</strong> Guiney, who was a contestant on the first season of "The Bachelorette," did not propose during the finale, but offered winner Estella Gardinier a promise ring.

  • Jesse Palmer

    <strong>Season 5:</strong> This Canadian boy was the first non-American bachelor to be featured on the show. The sports commentator, who previously played in the NFL and CFL, chose to date Jessica Bowlin, but they broke up within a few months.

  • Byron Velvick

    <strong>Season 6:</strong> Compared to the previously mentioned "Bachelor" relationships, Byron Velvick and his lady-of-choice Maribel Delgado lasted for quite some time. In 2004 he proposed to her in Spanish so that her parents could understand him. They broke up in 2009.

  • Charlie O'Connell

    <strong>Season 7:</strong> For the first time ever in "Bachelor" history, the final rose ceremony was broadcast live on national television. O'Connell did not propose to Sarah Brice, but instead chose to carry on a non-marital relationship. They broke up and got back together several times.

  • Travis Lane Stork

    <strong>Season 8, Paris:</strong> Travis Stork chose schoolteacher Sarah Stone. Like every other "Bachelor," the relationship did not last. Stork is now known as one of the doctors shelling out advice on the show "The Doctors."

  • Lorenzo Borghese

    <strong>Season 9, Rome:</strong> This Italian 'royal' and celebrity animal activist did not propose to the winner he chose. They dated and broke up a year after they filmed the show.

  • Andy Baldwin

    <strong>Season 10</strong> One month after the season finale, Andy Baldwin and his fiancée called off their engagement -- not surprisingly --but continued their relationship. They officially broke up in 2007.

  • Brad Womack

    <strong>Season 11 & 15:</strong> In an unprecedented move, Brad Womack rejected both finalists in the season 11 finale. He returned to be "The Bachelor" in season 15 and proposed to his "choice," Emily Maynard. The two were engaged for a short period of time, and very publicly split last year.

  • Matt Grant

    <strong>Season 12, London Calling:<strong> This English financier and business development manager from London chose Shayne Lamas as the winner. They broke up within months.

  • Jason Mesnick

    <strong>Season 13:</strong> In the season finale, Jason Mesnick called off his engagement with the winner and resumed a relationship with runner-up Molly Malaney. They wed in 2010 and their wedding aired on television.

  • Jake Pavelka

    <strong>Season 14:</strong> This Texas-born "Bachelor" first got his taste at reality TV on "The Bachelorette." Since "The Bachelor" he's been on some reality shows, including "Dancing with the Stars."

  • Ben Flajnik

    <strong>Season 16:</strong> Ben Flajnik is still very clear in our minds. Flajnik and Courtney Robertson broke up in February 2012 while their season was still airing. They reconciled and are now engaged. The two of them don't live in the same city, and are currently going back-and-forth about who will move for the other.


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