Bachelor Pad 2 contestants Kirk Dewindt and William Holman teamed up and headed to the Great White North for a cross Canadian tour making Bachelor fans (girls) dreams come true. The handsome, quirky duo were favourites on this past summer’s Bachelor Pad 2 and also on their respective seasons. They hit popular Canadian cities such as Calgary, Vancouver, Toronto and Edmonton with new dates and cities TBD for November. Bachelor fans got a chance to meet the their favourites and some lucky winners even won exclusive dates with the boys.
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It was an emotional day for The IZOD IndyCar Series World Championships race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway this past weekend with the fatal 15-car crash on Lap 12 that took the life of two-time INDY500 Champion and family man, Dan Wheldon.
Moreover, the week of SPEED started off on a higher note with several concerts (including Los Lonely Boys, Good Charlotte) at the Verizon Stage at Mandalay Bay Fanzone, a parade with all 34 actual IndyCars driving down the Las Vegas Blvd Strip, a charity Black Jack tournament and kick-off party at MGM’s Wet Republic to name a few.
It was my second visit to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway since 2005 when Champ Car hosted an event at the 1.5mile oval. This time I was back as more than a spectator – I was brought to the celebration of speed to cover all the events surrounding the Championship race for IndyCar.com. And what a fantastic event put together by IndyCar CEO, Randy Bernard and all the staff at IndyCar.
Throughout the weekend I caught up with some of the drivers, teams, and sponsors all viewable on IndyCar.com. Watch the following video for highlights.
Oakville resident Jessie Sulidis is most commonly recognized as a reality TV personality for her appearances in both the Bachelor and Bachelor Pad. She also has many other titles to her name including Model, Actress and Makeup artist. Now, she can add Broadcast Journalist and Correspondent to her list.
When Oakville.com last caught up with Sulidis, she had just announced her participation with a new reality show called Bachelor Pad.
Since then, Sulidis has been working hard on many different projects, including reporting local events for Cogeco 23 The Source in Burlington and Cable 14 based out of Hamilton.
It wasn’t until she became a correspondent on ET Canada and began to give commentary on the most recent Bachelorette series in May, that she discovered her love for the industry.
ABC just announced that Oakvillian Jessie Sulidis will be an official cast member on the all new reality series BACHELOR PAD. There’s a lot of love (and loathing) in the room as fan-favorites, arch-rivals, scheming villains and the sexiest participants from the Bachelor franchise reunite under one roof in a new series to compete for $250,000 and perhaps a “second chance” at love!
About ABC’s Bachelor Pad
The series begins with 19 of the most unforgettable characters from seasons past living together in the Bachelor Pad mansion. Each week, they’ll square off in head-to-head challenges to compete for immunity and the opportunity to go on a date with the contestant of their choice. The winner of the challenge will then grant immunity to one of his or her dates via the presentation of a rose.
At the end of each episode, the contestants will vote amongst themselves to determine which cast members will be eliminated from the competition. The show offers the 19 now-single contestants a “second chance” at finding love, something that didn’t quite work out the first time around.
ABC’s BACHELOR PAD premiers Monday, August 9, 2010 at 8:00pm
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.”