Rivals in Romance: The Personal Details

2011-01-20 12:24
For 13 weeks, two hunky bachelors, Jonathan Klopper and Paul Phiri, will be faced with the daunting task of finding 'the one' from a bevy of 16 beauties.

Each week, the 16 women will be divided into random teams for challenges that will test both their endurance and the limits of how far they would go for love. Each of the challenges, such as a paint ball session test called "will she fight for me?", are themed according to the nuances and scenarios that come with trying to find one's true love.

The winning team gets to spend a romantic date with the two bachelors, where they will have the opportunity to get up close and personal and hopefully charm the guys into keeping them in the game for a while longer.

The guys have all the power week on week as they eliminate a girl who they feel does not have the potential to be "the one". The only catch is... they both have to agree on who gets eliminated!

It's a race to see which ladies will charm the pants off the guys to secure themselves a place at the end, and hopefully walk away with the guys' hearts.

The series will be presented by the lively Phuti Khomo and Jonaid Carrera.

The Bachelors:
Jonathan Klopper, 36, is a commercial property broker from Northcliff, Johannesburg. He has been looking for Miss Right for fifteen years now and reckons Rivals in Romance is the perfect opportunity to meet his lifetime partner. His last relationship, he says, was a quick whirlwind romance. "She was a perfect person on paper, although she ticked all the boxes she wanted to grow in her career and work abroad and that is why we separated," he says bitterly.

Paul Phiri, 27, from Northriding, Johannesburg, is a sales and marketing executive by day and by night a budding DJ. This career-driven individual says he is looking for a "go-getter" and someone who can add value to his life. Paul yearns to share stories and a laugh at the end of the day with someone special.

The 16 women competing for the Bachelors' hearts:

Ameena Khan, 21, student in Psychology and Criminology from Cape Town
Courtney Mndaweni, 25, an Administrator/Broker Agent from Krugersdorp
Jody Botha, 22, an administrator from Cape Town
Leigh Flowers, 30, a personal assistant from Cape Town
Karis Woodenberg, 22, is teacher from Durban
Kasifah Galant, 26, a store manager from Cape Town
Nikki Ross, 25, a PA during the day and a pole/lap dancing instructor after hours from Durban
Nobuhle Nkhoma, 23, a journalist from Johannesburg
Oweenee Dube, 29, a project coordinator from Johannesburg
Rowena Viljoen, 25, a gap/bridging year senior facilitator from Tzaneen
Shoneez Sidat, 24, an international banking official from Johannesburg
Sylvia Motaung, 24, a field executive servicer from Johannesburg
Tebogo Ditinti, 25, an events manager from Pretoria
Terri Stander, 27, a human resources and labour relations consultant from Port Alfred
Tracy Dean, 26, an administrator from Johannesburg
Yvonne Labuschagne, 33, a personal assistant from Nelspruit

Rivals in Romance starts Friday 21 January at 19:30 on M-Net Series, channel 110 on DStv.

Here's how the game works on Rivals in Romance, the new local reality dating show on M-Net Series.
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