Fox Dating Show ‘The Choice’ Reveals Celebrity Cast

by | May 9, 2012 at 10:47 AM | TV News

Rob Kardashian, Carmen Electra (Photo: John Sciulli/Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Blinded by love?

Fox has chosen the most eligible famous bachelors and bachelorettes that will be featured on its new celebrity dating show “The Choice,” which debuts this summer.

Fox announced the list of celebrity participants and it’s a who’s who of reality TV, including two “Jersey Shore” stars, a Kardashian and an ex-”Idol,” sprinkle with several athletes, a few singers, a beauty queen and even a plastic surgeon.

Hosted by Cat Deeley (“So You Think You Can Dance“), “The Choice” mimics “The Voice” as four single celebrities in rotating chairs listen to non-famous singles pitch their virtues and try to get the stars to pick them — without seeing what they look like. The dating pool is narrowed down over three rounds, until the celeb chooses “the one” they want and sweeps them off their feet for “a dream date.”

“What started out as a goof ended up being a ridiculously good format,” series producer Mike Darnell tells EW. “It really feels like a hit. It was charming and funny… [The show] works beautifully. It’s going to sell all over the world.”

See the Full List Below, per Fox’s press release.

MEN:

TYSON BECKFORD – The original male supermodel, Beckford was named one of People magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People in 1995.

JEREMY BLOOM – This skiing legend won three World Championships and 11 World Cup Gold medals. He went on to play in the NFL and started the charity Wish of a Lifetime. He is currently an internet entrepreneur and a sports broadcaster.

DEAN CAIN – After being cast as Superman in the hit TV series, “Lois and Clark,” this standout athlete and Princeton grad has gone on to star in more than 90 films and television shows.

MIKE CATHERWOOD – Considered one of the most outrageous personalities on radio, Catherwood co-hosts the nationally syndicated show “Loveline with Dr. Drew” and recently appeared as a contestant on “Dancing With the Stars.”

JASON COOK – This Emmy-nominated actor won fans and melted hearts in his years on “Days of Our Lives.” For the past four years, he has heated up daytime TV as the rebellious “Dr. Matt Hunter” on “General Hospital.”

DJ PAULY D – Millions of viewers watch him every week on “Jersey Shore.” Last summer, he toured with Britney Spears and Nicki Minaj and now he’s the star of his own cable reality show and has a record deal with rapper 50 Cent.

ROCCO DISPIRITO – World-renowned chef and restaurateur, DiSpirito is also a best-selling author. His latest venture is the wildly popular “Now Eat This” food truck.

ROB GRONKOWSKI – NFL superstar Gronkowski has shattered records in touchdowns, receptions and receiving yards, helping carry the New England Patriots to the Super Bowl.

TAYLOR HICKS – Season Five winner of AMERICAN IDOL, this Alabama native has gone on to become a platinum-selling recording artist and was featured as one of People Magazine’s Hottest Bachelors in 2006.

JOE JONAS – He’s an international recording mega-star, who – with his brothers – has sold 20 million units, starred in two hit TV shows and sold out concerts worldwide. He recently released his debut solo album, “Fastlife.”

ROB KARDASHIAN – The son of reality television’s famous family has become a breakout star on “Keeping up with the Kardashians” and “Khloe and Lamar.”

STEVEN LOPEZ – A two-time Olympic Gold Medalist who is now training for a third; he is the only man ever to win five World Championships in Taekwondo. Lopez was named one of People Magazine’s Hottest Bachelors in 2004.

FINESSE MITCHELL – A stand-up comedian and former cast member on “Saturday Night Live,” he has appeared in dozens of TV shows and films and performed his live comedy act all over the world. Currently, he stars in the cable series “A.N.T. Farm.”

DR. ROBERT NETTLES – A renowned doctor who has pioneered a non-surgical rhinoplasty method that has transformed the medical world.

ROMEO – After signing a record deal at the age of five, this music prodigy’s first two albums went multi-platinum. He’s appeared in dozens of films, starred in his own TV show and now fronts the band RESQ3.

WARREN SAPP – This seven-time NFL All-Star and Defensive Player of the Year played pro football for 13 years, and is now an NFL analyst.

MIKE “THE SITUATION” SORRENTINO – As one of the most outrageous cast members on “Jersey Shore,” Sorrentino has transformed himself into an advertising pitchman, workout guru and all-around reality show icon.

NDAMUKONG SUH – He is one of the most-decorated players in college football history and was the 2010 NFL Rookie of the Year.

SETH WESCOTT – A two-time Olympic Gold Medal winner, Wescott medaled nine times in the X Games. When he’s not snowboarding the world’s best slopes, he spends time working with his charity, Level Field Fund, and hanging out at his own brewpub.

PARKER YOUNG – After graduation, this high school football star headed to Hollywood and was soon modeling for Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein. He now stars as “Ryan Shay” on the primetime series, “Suburgatory.”

WOMEN:

HOPE DWORACZYK – A model who walked the runway for Versace before landing Playboy’s first-ever 3-D centerfold. She also starred in “The Girls Next Door” and was 2010’s Playmate of the Year.

CARMEN ELECTRA – Having first made waves on “Baywatch,” Electra turned heads as a Pussycat Doll and has appeared in dozens of films and TV shows. She stars in her own line of “Aerobic Striptease” DVDs, and wrote the book, “How to be Sexy.”

RIMA FAKIH – Crowned Miss USA 2010, Fakih is now battling it out to become a pro wrestler on “WWE Tough Enough.”

SOPHIE MONK – This London-born performer got her break singing in the Australian pop band, Bardot. A successful modeling career led her to Hollywood and roles in “Date Movie” and “Click,” with Adam Sandler.

“The Choice” premieres on Thursday, June 7 at 9/8c on Fox.

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