Can you convince a celebrity to take you on a date without seeing who you are? What if you had a hometown advantage?
When new Fox show "The Choice" airs next month, viewers will see if regular folks can woo stars, including two from the Detroit area.
Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and former Miss USA Rima Fakih will be two of the contestants on new reality dating show "The Choice," EW.com reported Wednesday.
Premiering June 7, the Fox show lets celebrities hear pitches from unseen potential suitors and choose among them to line up a date. The prodedure is styled after NBC's hit singing contest "The Voice."
While good looks, talent and/or fame bless Suh, Fakih and most of their fellow celebrity contestants, we wonder if the "regular people" trying to score a date will be aware of these celebs' past indiscretions.
Suh has gotten flak, as well as an NFL suspension, for his hot temper on the football field. Of course, a fiery personality isn't always a bad thing on a date.
Fakih, who will appear with Carmen Electra and several other women on the only episode featuring famous bachelorettes, narrowly avoided jail Wednesday when she was sentenced to six months of probation for a January drunk driving charge after she was caught driving 30 mph over the speed limit in Highland Park, Mich., with an open bottle of champagne and a blood alcohol level of .19. The beauty queen told the Associated Press the experience was "very humbling."
In March, Suh had his own car troubles, receiving a speeding ticket in Portand, Ore. He was also cited for improper signaling and not carrying proof of insurance.
Perhaps it would be in everyone's best interest to use the services of a chauffeur for these celebrity dates. We've rounded up some other possible pros and cons of dating everyone's favorite headline-making Detroit Lion in the gallery below.
For a list of the other "eligible" bachelors (case in point, a "Jersey Shore" cast member is one of the stars) who will be taking dates on "The Choice," see EW.
It's always good to know Suh cleans up nicely when he isn't wearing a uniform, even if he is still carrying a football around. NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26: Detroit Lions Ndamukong Suh attends the Launch Of The New NFL Uniforms at NikeTown on April 26, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Nike)
Questionable Facial Hair
We're all for facial hair, but Suh's goatee is looking a little scraggly here. OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 18: Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions sits on the bench before their game against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum on December 18, 2011 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Aside from his apparent soccer skills, Renaissance-man Suh has a generous streak, and was <a href="http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/12/24/ndamukong-suh-named-americas-most-charitable-athlete/" target="_hplink">named the most charitable athlete in the U.S.</a> after he donated $2.6 million to his alma mater the University of Nebraska. That giving spirit can only bode well for the object of his affection. NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 21: NFL player Ndamukong Suh participates in the Tribeca/NYFEST Soccer Day - Celebrity Match during the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival at the Pier 40 on April 21, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
Suh doesn't seem to shy away from the limelight, so if you're an attention-happy lady, you could probably convince him to join you onstage for a karaoke rendition of "I Got You Babe." But if you like to keep your affections private, you might be frustrated at all the time he spends in front of the camera. AVONDALE, AZ - MARCH 04: Ndamukong Suh of the NFL's Detroit Lions is the honorary grand marshall and is the starter for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on March 4, 2012 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)
We all know there's some serious power behind his tackle (you may have heard of the dreaded Suh Stomp), but with a little less force, he looks like he'd be a great hugger. GREEN BAY, WI - JANUARY 01: Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions rushes against Josh Sitton #71 of the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on January 1, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Lions 45-41. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Not So Smooth
No one ever called Suh graceful. His moves might need some work before you take him on the dance floor. GREEN BAY, WI - JANUARY 01: Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions celebrates a sack against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on January 1, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Lions 45-41. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
When Suh appeared on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Show" he didn't wow the audience with his sense of humor. But with two appearances, he and Fallon might be close, so if you need a laugh perhaps you can spend time with his funny friends. DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 30: Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions and the defensive line sit onmthe bench as they prepare to face the Denver Broncos Sports Authority at Invesco Field at Mile High on October 30, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Defending Your Honor
We're pretty sure Suh would be pretty protective of his lady friend. CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 13: Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears yells at Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions at Soldier Field on November 13, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Lions 37-13. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Trouble With Authority
If you dated Suh, we bet you'd be doing a lot of traveling. That's a lot of through airport security to go through with a man known to argue with a referee. DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 24: Defensive end Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions argues with referee Terry McAulay #77 after Suh is ejected from the game for unsportsmanlike conduct in the third quarter against the Green Bay Packers during the Thanksgiving Day game at Ford Field on November 24, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Passion can be a double-edged sword. Never a dull moment, but you'll also have to hope Suh's fiery temper doesn't land on you. OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 18: Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions celebrates after they came from behind to beat the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum on December 18, 2011 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)