The votes are in — a Calgary man has won W Network’s Canada’s Crush contest to gain a spot on the upcoming Bachelorette Canada.
Eddie Horgan, 32, an oilfield logistics and facilities co-ordinator, will be one of 20 bachelors fighting for the attention of “Canada’s most eligible bachelorette” on the reality TV show.
Horgan, originally from Saint John, N.B., was competing against a 29-year-old general contractor from Ottawa and a 26-year-old physical education teacher from Exeter, Ont., in the online contest, which ran from Feb. 11 to 25.
“The support I received for Canada’s Crush was through the roof,” said Horgan in a statement.
“I want to thank everyone for their encouragement and for taking the time to vote. This is an incredible, life-changing opportunity and I’m ready to put my all into The Bachelorette Canada and hopefully find the love of my life.”
When the show airs this fall, the men will try to woo the Bachelorette on individual and group dates, which involves “local and far-flung romantic encounters and adventures,” according to the show’s synopsis.
“As the Bachelorette narrows the field and the number of men dwindles, romance and tensions will rise. At the end of her romantic voyage, if she has found Mr. Right, will there be a proposal — and from whom?”
In an interview in February, Horgan said his sister sent in a video application on his behalf unbeknownst to him. But when he learned he was chosen to participate in the contest, he embraced the unconventional opportunity to find his potential mate.
“Why not? Maybe I’ll find love,” he’d said.