A new online reality series is just like ABC's “The Bachelor” minus the sex and scandal. The creators of the “Mormon Bachelor” say their goal is to actually have the couples find true love that lasts an eternity.
The star is Chris Barbour, a 26 year-old virgin. "I’m here to find the love of my life,” he said. I'm here to have what my parents have."
It's a far cry from the ABC version. Aside from no pre-marital sex, the couples on the show also don't drink alcohol. The show's creators came up with the reality series after gradating from BYU. One of the creators actually auditioned for the ABC version, but didn't make the cut.
"In reality I really wanted to marry a LDS guy but I was so in love with the show so we came up with a Mormon Bachelorette,” said Aubrey Laidlaw, one of the shows creators. “I was cast as the first bachelorette.”
The first season of the Mormon version was a huge success. Laidlaw's handsome prince rode up on a Harley Davison motorcycle. They married six months later and now have a baby girl.
In true Mormon tradition, the couples on the show are not just looking for someone “till death do us part”.
"The words are different, it's for time and all eternity versus till death do you part, which wouldn't everybody want that?” said Laidlaw.
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