The other day, Fox revealed their new celebrity dating show, “The Choice“, debuting this summer. It’s “The Voice” meets “The Dating Game” sprinkled with a little “So You Think You Can Dance” courtesy of Cat Deeley. The British host will be serving double duty this summer for FOX by returning to SYTYCD and hosting this new reality guilty pleasure.
So what is “The Choice“? It’s your opportunity to go on a date with a “celebrity”. The six-episode series will feature singles pitch themselves as the ideal love connection to celebrity bachelors/bachelorettes who are seated with their backs turned to them a la “The Voice” during the blind auditions. If more than one celebrity turns around, the non-famous single person will get to choose who they want. From there, it goes to some sort of “Speed Choice” round, but I’ll wait for Cat Deeley to describe that part when the show airs. This post is to reveal all the celebrities involved.
Appearing on the show are 20 male celebs and 4 female ones. They range from professional athletes, to reality stars to actors. If you’ve ever wanted to date Mike “The Situation”, Olympian Jeremy Bloom or middle child Joe Jonas, then “The Choice” is the “choice” for you. Check out all the stars willing to sell themselves out for some television airtime. Truth be told, there are actually a couple of hotties. I’d even sign up for an opportunity to win them over.
Even though last night had the Survivor and Desperate Housewives finales along with The Apprentice penultimate episode, it wasn’t any of those I was looking forward to most. That’s right. I’m a beauty pageant junkie. Miss Universe & Miss USA are my drug of choice. This year’s competition took place in Las Vegas at the Planet Hollywood Casino. 24-year-old Arab-American cutie, Rima Fakih beat out 50 other delegates to take home the title and all the prestige that comes along with it.
Lebanese born Fakih, was only the pageant’s second Arab-American winner. For the night’s two eliminations, she narrowly advanced and placed 2nd bottom both times. During the swimsuit portion, Fakih placed 9th out of 15 with only the top ten advancing. Then for the evening gown competition, she placed 4th out of 10 with only the top five advancing. Then out of nowhere in the final question and answer portion, she overtook the four blonds with her bubbly delivery of her response to the birth control question posed to her.
In an interview afterwards, she stated she knew she won when she glanced over to Donald Trump and he gave her a knowing look. This is the exact quote:
“That’s the same look that he gives them when he says, ‘You’re hired,’” on Trump’s reality show “The Apprentice,” she said.