The worst-kept secret in town has been confirmed -- actor and model Jordan Mauger will star in series two of The Bachelor New Zealand. MediaWorks made the announcement this morning, more than a week after Mauger was outed by his distinctive chin in a promo video.
Mauger, 32, hails from Christchurch and works in the film industry as a second assistant director.
The show will follow him as he embarks on a quest to find love with the woman of his dreams through ultimate romantic adventures here in New Zealand and overseas.
In every episode there will be single and group dates, the famous cocktail party and the rose ceremony, where the Bachelorettes may or may not receive a rose.
"To any person outside The Bachelor it must seem like a crazy task to take on," Mauger was quoted as saying in a press release. "But to be honest, meeting someone and the dating scene these days is crazy, too.
"For me, it was great to be able to set aside some time to focus on meeting someone. What a unique and special way to meet a girl, who in turn will be unique and special to me."
Social media was buzzing - mainly from women - after Mauger's official confirmation.
Teesh Saunders tweeted, "Can't wait for @TheBachelorNZ to start. How good does Jordan Mauger look."
Kendel Maxwell tweeted, "Looks like this is actually happening! Is anyone going to watch the new season? #thebachelornz."
Kylie Mills wrote on Mauger's official The Bachelor NZ Facebook page, "Looking forward to seeing how this series goes. Enjoy the journey and hope you find what you are looking for."