The Bachelorette SA and M-Net have revealed South Africa’s very first Bachelorette season one, starring The Bachelor SA’s Qiniso Van Damme. This is the first season of the female-lead spin-off show.
The Bachelorette SA’s first season will be premiering in February 2021, M-Net confirmed the news in July.
“Choosing our first Bachelorette was a daunting task,” says M-Net’s Head of Publicity, Lani Lombard. “Even though it’s not a hard-and-fast rule, it is customary for the spin-off programme to pick a lady from previous Bachelor seasons.
“In this regard, we’re spoilt for choice. Both seasons featured many stunning ladies who could easily step into this coveted role and we know how fans fervently rooted for their favourites on social media. Behind the scenes, we were also contacted by other potential Bachelorettes with strong credentials, but who did not appear on the show.”
In an Instagram post earlier this month, M-Net posted a video clip of the M-Net’s first Bachelorette Qiniso.
“The cat’s out of the bag! Watch Qiniso van Damme steam it up as she searches for love in the sexy new trailer for South Africa’s very first season of The Bachelorette SA.” – the post stated.
M-Net’s first Bachelorette admits. “I’m really open to meeting all kinds of handsome hunks with beautiful personalities who think I might be their gal.”
“I want someone who isn’t afraid to be themselves, is a citizen of the world, proud to be South African and willing to grow with me. If he can make me laugh, he will definitely score some extra points. And being tall would be a bonus. But c’mon guys, surprise me. Don’t be afraid, as long as you’re caring, kind and honest and think we’re a potential match, I want to meet you and get to know you.”
Qiniso serves as the first South African Bachelorette for The Bachelorette Season 1, following two massively successful seasons of The Bachelor South Africa. The show’s host, Jason Greer, announced in October 2020 that production had officially begun, indicating that filming had taken place over a two or three-month period.
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