Entertainment

Will Coast man find love with The Bachelorette?

NATURAL JOKER: Caloundra's Aaron Brady, who features in the new season of The Bachelorette, pictured with his bulldog Alby.
NATURAL JOKER: Caloundra's Aaron Brady, who features in the new season of The Bachelorette, pictured with his bulldog Alby.

CALOUNDRA bachelor Aaron Brady had a game plan going into The Bachelorette.

But he would have been even better off if he could have brought his wing man Alby along with him.

"Alby - his full name is Albert James Brady - is my British bulldog," Mr Brady told the Daily.

"He does draw a lot of attention because he's a bulldog. He's quite the little character and he can pull women a lot better than me.

"Sometimes I think people forget I'm holding on to the lead."

Mr Brady, 34, is one of 16 men who will try to make a good first impression on tonight's premiere of the reality dating show.

Former WIN newsreader Georgia Love is the star of the new season and Mr Brady played a humorous mind-reading game to break the ice with the brunette beauty, who is seven years his junior.

"I remember just looking out the window of the limo and that's when the nerves kicked in," he said.

"It was like running out for a big football game.

"She looked very beautiful, had a big smile and was very welcoming. I have no idea what I said after that."

Mr Brady moved to the Coast from Brisbane five years ago and runs his national marketing and promotions business from his Golden Beach home.

But he has struggled to find that special woman in between running his own business and renovating homes in his spare time.

"I've found it is a lot harder to meet people on the Coast as the majority of my friends are still in Brisbane, and it doesn't help that I work from home where it's just me and Albert," he said.

A natural joker, he hopes The Bachelorette's producers show his funny side. To entertain himself, Ms Love and his fellow bachelors at the cocktail party Mr Brady revealed his talent for voice impersonations of everyone from Arnold Schwarzenegger to Christopher Walken, Louis Armstrong and Gollum from Lord of the Rings.

"It's my useless party trick," he said.

"I think she thought I was a bit of a joker, you know, not the serious guy, but I can be serious five per cent of the time."

Also making his debut tonight is Noosa native Ryan Palk, a former member of the Australian sailing team who recently moved to Perth to work as a sailing coach.

The two Coast bachelors help to make up a large, eight-man contingent of current and former Queenslanders on the show this year.

Season two of The Bachelorette premieres tonight at 7.30pm on Channel 10.

Topics:  channel 10, georgia love, television, the bachelorette, the bachelorette australia, whatson



Maryborough will soon officially be an RV Friendly Town

Maryborough will soon be an RV Friendly Town.

Soon Maryborough will officially be an RV Friendly Town.

How this selfie with a shark landed a man behind bars

The man appeared in court via video link from prison.

Time is almost up for second advisor appointed to council

The council's second advisor will leave the Fraser Coast today.

The advisor was appointed earlier this year.

Local Partners

Kim Kardashian West wants restraining order against prankster

She was attacked by Vitalii Sediuk for the second time in two years

Cliff Richard to release 101st album

Sir Cliff Richard's album cover

Sir Cliff Richard is to release his 101st album

CMC Rocks faces fan backlash over date change, headliners

The 10th annual CMC Rocks festival will be headlined by The Dixie Chicks.

FANS are not happy about festival being pushed back by two weeks.

Kim Kardashian West attacked by man trying to kiss her bottom

Vitalii Sediuk targeted Gigi Hadid last week

Madonna poses naked in solidarity with Katy Perry

Madonna posted her own nude selfie on Instagram

$40million hotel, shops development project for Mackay

Mt Pleasant hotel and retirement accommodation, proposed at 194-202 Malcomson St.

$40m development to take Mackay to 'the next level'

Huge Gunalda service station set to open by December

NEW STATION: The Gunalda Service Centre, owned by United Petroleum, will include a 350-seat eating area and a truckers lounge.

The massive servo is the biggest United development in Queensland.

Property leader says Fraser Coast market is looking up

Positivity is the buzz word in the Fraser Coast housing market

Property 200m from ocean selling for just over $100K

BEACHCOMBER PARK: Work has started on a new $19.2 million development at Toogoom.

The estate's developer is offering huge discounts for early buyers.

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'

First stages of $25 million housing development underway

New development on Madsen Rd - The Springs.

The blocks of land are much bigger than usual