Ready for the juicy gossip and drama that only The Bachelor universe can provide? A new season of Bachelor In Paradise is about to premiere — and, this time, it's chock-full of Canadians.
The first-ever Bachelor In Paradise Canada takes 14 Canadian fans of The Bachelor and mixes them with 12 Canadian and U.S. Bachelor alums. The show captures their search for someone special at the secluded Camp Paradise, which is on a Canadian lake.
You can tune in to Citytv on Sunday, October 10 at 8 p.m. to watch the first episode.
Two* of the singles are from Montreal, and here's what we know about them so far.
About: Ana is a music advertising account executive at Wavo. She describes herself on Instagram as "Latina [hot pepper emoji]," and she asks people to call her "Cruzy." Her IG bio says she's into "beauty, fashion and lots of food" and a post reveals that she caught "feels" — as well as "lots of mosquito bites" — while on the show.
About: Jeremy is a law student at McGill University and model with Mode Models. Could he have beauty AND brains? Based on his photos, he likes long walks on the beach and doing anything athletic — whether rugby, football, weightlifting, Jiu-Jitsu or Muay Thai. His motto, at least on IG, is "Work hard, play hard" and he regularly posts about his baby sister, who just turned five, calling her his "#1" or "Princesa." Aw!
"Will I find my One, my Rib, my Luh this Fall on @city_tv?" he asks in an Instagram post.
*UPDATE: An earlier version of this article, using information shared with MTL Blog by Bachelor in Paradise Canada and Rogers Sports & Media, stated that Veronique Paquette is from Montreal. She is from Sudbury, Ontario and resides in Toronto. We have updated this article to reflect the correct information.
If you watch ABC's The Bachelor, chances are you know Vanessa Grimaldi, a Montreal native who won the show in 2017 but ultimately split up with the show's star, Nick Viall. Don't feel too bad, though. Grimaldi ultimately found love in Montreal and, last weekend, one year after a fairytale proposal in Quebec City, Grimaldi married her new boo in a very Montreal wedding.
On Instagram, Grimaldi broke down the details of what she called "the most magical weekend," and it's so Montreal that you could recreate a lot of it if you wanted. Or you could simply try to nab her hair and makeup people for a special occasion.
Grimaldi's wedding took place at Le Mount Stephen, a luxury boutique hotel on rue Drummond in the Golden Square Mile, which used to be the opulent mansion of Lord George Stephen. If you've ever gotten drunk at the beautiful Bar George, you've been to Le Mount Stephen.
Though Grimaldi didn't have a wedding party, she did have three flower girls, two ring bearers and two more kids who walked the couple's dogs down the aisle. Grimaldi said they turned a section of Le Mount Stephen's penthouse into a play area for the kids so they could run around, play games and "be kids."
The wedding was planned by Tania Tassone, a Montreal-based event producer and creator of Les Picnic Chicks, a company that designs glam picnics for Montrealers.
Grimaldi's dress was designed by Montreal's Maria Arciero and the groom's suit came from Miguel Waxman whose family owns the famous Waxman House on avenue du Parc.
The rings were from Teresa And Sons in Phillips Square.
Angela Lucia of Griffintown's Coiffure Blunt styled Grimaldi's hair and Montreal make-up artist Mikey Proscino, who goes by Mikey P, did her makeup.
But beyond the glitz and glamour, one more very important thing came from Montreal: the groom. Grimaldi's new husband, Joshua Wolfe, is a Montrealer who works as the director of outreach and programming for the Quebec branch of CJPAC, the Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee.
He also happens to be the brother of Mandy and Rebecca Wolfe, the sisters behind Mandy's salad bar, a Montreal staple.