[04/01/08 - 01:50 PM]
One Missouri Farmer Has a Field Day with Ten Women from the Big City When the CW's "Farmer Wants a Wife" Premieres on April 30
The netlet reveals the identities of the "farmer" and the 10 "city women" competing for his heart.

[via press release from The CW]


International Hit Reality Series From The Producers of "American Idol" Introduces The Farmer and The Ten Women Competing To Win His Heart

April 1, 2008 (Burbank, California) - "Farmer Wants A Wife," The CW's new comedic reality series designed to help one farm boy find the city girl of his dreams, makes its U.S. debut on Wednesday, April 30 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET). From FremantleMedia North America, this international reality phenomenon has already established itself as a smash hit in numerous countries across Europe, ranking #1 in its timeslot in The Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Sweden, Finland, France, Germany and Australia.

"Farmer Wants a Wife" takes ten women out of the comfort zone of their city lives and brings them to the wholesome world of a modern-day farmer. All the action takes place in the farmer's hometown in rural Missouri. The ladies will have to impress him with their heart and their newfound "love" of the country life, or risk being sent back to the city. Are they ready for the realities of life and work on a farm - driving a tractor, taking care of very large farm animals, sewing quilts and attending bingo night? Through a series of challenges, group activities, shocking eliminations and cozy dates, these uptown women will see how they match up with a down-home guy on the path to true love.

Meet the Farmer:

Name: Matt

Age: 29

Hometown: West Alton, Missouri

Current Location: Portage Des Sioux, Missouri

Occupation: Farmer

Main Crops: Corn, Wheat, Soybeans

Education: University of Central Missouri, Graduated in 2000 with a bachelor of science degree, with an emphasis in agricultural technology

Interests: Archery, deer hunting, boating, camping, fishing, anything outdoors and anything for a charity

Anything else? "I am a third-generation farmer on land owned by family members and myself. The farm has been in my family since the late 1940s."

Meet the City Women:

Name: Christa with a "C"

Age: 22

Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio?

Current Location: New York, New York

Occupation: Personal Assistant to Director of Operations at Pure Food and Wine Restaurant

Education: Graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Manhattan, with a major in musical theater

Interests: Singing, dancing, acting, partying, writing, live music, art galleries. "The options in New York are endless and I'm constantly searching for something new and fun to do that then becomes a hobby!"

Anything else? "There are a million and one places to go in New York. Every corner you turn, there is a bar and I want to see them all! I've done a pretty good job accomplishing that."

Name: Stacey

Age: 25

Hometown: Owings Mills, Maryland

Current Location: Delray Beach, Florida

Occupation: Sales, Marketing & Director of Special Projects

Education: Bachelor's degree in communication from Towson University

Interests: Spending time with friends and family, shopping, working out, traveling, watching movies, relaxing at the beach or spa and going to different bars, clubs, restaurants and lounges

Anything else? "I volunteer for the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County."

Name: Josie

Age: 25

Hometown: Laguna Niguel, California

Current Location: Westwood, California

Occupation: Playboy cybergirl and aspiring actress

Education: Undergrad at Loyola Marymount University

Interests: Tennis, running, walking, attending musicals and traveling to exotic islands

Anything else? "One thing I hate are men who wake up and say `I don't know where my career is going.'"

Name: Stephanie

Age: 23

Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts

Current Location: Los Angeles, California

Occupation: Jeweler

Education: Made the Dean's List at Bridgewater State College and attended a conservatory for a year.

Interests: Hiking, jet-skiing, snowmobiling, reading, writing ("One day I want to write my own children's stories."), traveling, watching movies and shopping

Anything else? "I love baseball and I love the Red Sox!"

Name: Kanisha

Age: 25

Hometown: Ontario, California

Current Location: Ontario, California

Occupation: Property Management

Education: Graduated from La Verne University with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice. Currently working on MBA degree in business management.

Interests: Spending time with family, shopping, attending improv comedy shows, watching "The People's Court," working out and eating healthy. "I love going to a Los Angeles Clippers game. I'm a big fan."

Anything else? "Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is."

Name: Krista with a "K"

Age: 24

Hometown: Kelley, Iowa

Current Location: Orlando, Florida

Occupation: Accountant

Education: Bachelor's degree in accounting

Interests: Sleeping, snuggling with my skunk and going out with friends

Name: Lisa

Age: 21

Hometown: Los Angeles, California

Current Location: Los Angeles, California

Occupation: Singer/Dancer/Street performer. Toured Europe and the U.S. with the USO and has appeared in music videos.

Education: Fourth year theology major at Eternity Bible College

Interests: The beach, dancing, gymnastics and learning new things.

Name: Amanda

Age: 21

Hometown: Poughkeepsie, New York

Current Location: Chicago, Illinois

Occupation: Student

Education: Will receive a bachelor of science degree in March from Northwestern University.

Interests: Singing, dancing, reading, wine tasting, hiking and spending time with friends and family

Name: Brooke

Age: 23

Hometown: Dallas, Texas

Current Location: Huntington Beach, California

Occupation: Marketing Representative for Young's Market Co.

Education: Bachelor's degree in communication studies and human relations from Texas Christian University, with a theater minor

Interests: Acting, hunting, teaching country line dancing, fishing, movies, playing games, dancing, skiing (water & snow), any lake activities, watching Dallas Cowboys and playing in a kickball league.

Anything else? "I try to put God first in everything I do because I know I wouldn't be where I am today without my faith. I love my country boys, because no one looks better in a camo hat driving a big truck."

Name: Ashley

Age: 27

Hometowns: Wells Beach, Maine and Chagrin Falls, Ohio

Current Location: Chicago, Illinois

Occupation: Senior Catering Sales Manager for the Chicago Marriott Downtown

Education: Bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of New Hampshire

Interests: Shoe shopping

"Farmer Wants a Wife" is produced by FremantleMedia North America. ?Super Delicious partners Adam Cohen, Cara Tapper and Joanna Vernetti are executive producers. ?The show is based on the format "Farmer Wants a Wife," from an idea in the British edition of Country Living magazine, in collaboration with FremantleMedia.??

  [april 2008]  


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