The face of the reality series continues to evolve. A farmer is a homosexual joined the cast of The love is in the meadow. The first time in nine seasons for the show.
Among the eight short-listed candidates for the edition 2021 of the popular dating show of V, there is Alex, 30 years old, a dairy farmer, pig and poultry of Saint-Elzéar, Beauce.
Its fact sheet mentions that he holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics, he loves to travel and that he lives alone in a house that he hopes to renovate when it has met the man of her dreams.
In his video presentation online on Friday, he said that he “never even been in a couple official with a guy” because he was not ready. This follower of CrossFit has long asked how his sexual orientation would be perceived, considering the environment in which it works. It is expected ” that it would speak… but not more than that.”
The regulars of The love is in the meadow know the obstacles that impede the road to a farmer who would like to meet a soul mate. The isolation, the workload, etc, For a farmer LGBTQ+, the task is even more daunting.
“The ideal candidate “
Reached by telephone, the producer of the show, Martin Métivier, Attraction Images, believes that Alex is the perfect candidate to open eyes to the whole of Quebec ” on this reality.
“It took a guy like him,” says Martin Métivier. Alex is anchored in his community at Saint-Elzéar. He is not afraid to show. It corresponds to all the values we are looking for in our farmers. His quest is sincere. “
Alex is not assured to a participation in The love is in the meadow. To confirm its place, it will have to be part of the five applicants who will be of the most interest over the next few weeks on Noovo.ca.
His candidacy should nevertheless delight many fans of the show, which required the presence of a candidate LGBTQ+ for a few years. On the page Facebook of the rendez-vous television, the enthusiastic comments abound since Friday.
Break the mold
The inclusion of Alex demonstrated a true desire to diversify the landscape of the reality series love in quebec, which are increasingly featured competitors that break the mold. Last fall, double Occupancy hosted its first candidate who is transgender.
“It is changing because of the people who enroll, indicates Martin Métivier. It has not banged on the doors. It has not tried to recruit at any price a homosexual. In our program, people must enroll by themselves. “
► The new edition of The love is in the meadow includes 7 other farmers singles aged 21 to 59 years of age. A single woman is part of a batch : Roxanne, a producer of milk from Saint-Maurice, in Mauricie.
Moderator : Katherine Levac. She succeeds Marie-Ève Janvier.
Filming : From September to December. Due to sanitary measures, the viewers are unlikely to see a lot of reconciliation to the screen. In other words, the frenchs will be defended, unless there has been a reversal of the government’s directives.
“It creates a different dynamic,” said producer Martin Métivier. It is good for us. People are going to have to talk more about it. They will give birth to a desire. They will kiss your eyes. “
Broadcast : This winter V.