TV guide: Two to tango

2011-01-14 09:52

As if local reality ­series Vixens wasn’t controversial enough, Rivals in Romance pits two men against each other to win the heart of one woman.

The show takes two opposite men into the dating world where they will work together, as well as against each other, to win the heart of one special woman whom they both ­desire.

The two so-called lucky men are Joburgers Jonathan Klopper (35), a property ­broker, and Paul Phiri (27), who works in sales and ­advertising.

Jonathan:
» What do you look for in a girl?
Somebody who is intelligent, easy to speak to, who shares the same values and interests that I have, sexy with a sense of ­humour.

» What is the perfect date for you?
That would be a moonlit dinner alone on the patio overlooking the African bush.

» What kind of woman rocks your boat?
A woman who talks with her eyes normally wins me over. Oh, did I mention a great sense of humour…

» What is the worst pick-up line you’ve heard?
Am I dead, Angel? Cause this must be heaven!

» What’s your biggest turnoff?
Smoking and bad breath.

» Who is your dream girl?
(Hollywood actress) Jessica Alba. She is gorgeous, sexy, down to earth, and really hot. Did I say that before?

» What’s on high rotation on your iPod at the moment?
I have it on shuffle all the time. I get bored with hearing the same thing over and over again.

» Have you ever been in love?
Yes. We grew apart.

» What’s the longest you’ve been in a relationship and why did it end?
Six years. We grew apart. We wanted different things, so we went our separate ways

» Why did you enter the show?
To find love.

Paul:
» What do you look for in a girl?
I like women who have ­personality. She has to be unique, and a bit of stylishness won’t hurt.

» What is the perfect date for you?
When she comes over, I will cook and have a candlelit dinner – no interruptions, just me and her.

» What kind of a woman rocks your boat?
She needs to have an average type of body. She doesn’t need to put on make-up, but she should be able to look stylish naturally.

» What is the worst pick-up line you’ve heard?
Was your father a thief? ‘Cause someone stole the stars from the sky and put them in your eyes.

» What’s your biggest turnoff?
Manipulation. Like when a girl lies about being pregnant in the hope that you won’t leave her, or when she does stuff to keep you but it only destroys you.

» Who is your dream girl?
(TV personality) Claire Mawisa. Damn, she is too hot! She is very independent and she has made a mark in her industry.

» What’s on high rotation on your iPod at the moment?
Top three right now are TI, Nicky Minaj and Dr Dre.

» Have you ever been in love?
Yes, I have. We dated for two years and it was good.

» What’s the longest you’ve been in a relationship, and why did it end?
Two years. She broke up with me, so I don’t know. We were pretty young.

» Why did you enter the show?
I always meet girls at clubs and in my social circles. I wanted to try something different and meet a girl on a different platform.

» Catch Rivals in Romance on ­M-Net Series from January 21 at 7.30pm

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