Born and raised in Oakville Ontario – Jessie Sulidis made her television debut in the long running reality television series The Bachelor – which was originally aired in January of 2010.
Three months after the series ended – what does she really think of the show and her quest for love?
“When I watched the show with my friends we sat there laughing,” Sulidis said.
“It’s over the top dramatic and cheesy, but that’s what people love. It’s funny to watch.”
Sulidis, who was entered into the show by a friend, had no idea that the series was such a hit in North America. She received a phone call from their producers, and after months of interviews she decided she would accept the offer to be a contestant on the show.
Several months after her exit from the show, she revealed that the rose ceremonies – the equivalent of tribal council but for The Bachelor – began shooting at 6 p.m., and ended at 6 a.m.
“Girls were about to pass out they were so tired,” she said. “You get really nervous too. If you get kicked off you not only leave, you don’t get to go back to your room. All your bags have to be packed, so the producers take everything out for you. Then you have another two hours of interviews, and when you finally get back to your hotel it’s eight in the morning. Your flight is booked, you’re out.”
Trying to find love?
As for the girls on the show – Sulidis said that only 30 per cent were there to actually find love, the rest were just there to make themselves famous.
For her own experience on the show – she didn’t think it was bad.
“It has given me so many great opportunities and I had so much fun filming it,” she said.
“A lot of the girls were really cool and even the producers and the staff were really good to me. My experience kind of seemed like it was wrapped in a bubble, and it was perfect.”
As a result of the show she has been a part of various fashion shows including Strut For Cancer and Miss Universe Canada with all proceeds going to charity. Within the coming months she will be devoting her time to two different fashion shows for breast cancer awareness.
“You can find love anywhere,” Sulidis said.
“My only advice is to be open to it, and allow things to happen.”