When the first season of Rock of Love was announced, there were some doubters. What were the chances for success for a Flavor of Love-style show featuring the lead singer of a hair metal band whose biggest hit was almost twenty years ago?
Pretty good, it turns out. Apparently, we just cannot get enough of watching large groups of women compete for the affection of a man. Any man. It could be Dr. Andy Baldwin, it could be Flavor Flav, just bring on the ladies and the dramatic elimination series.
And since Bret Michaels and Rock of Love have been successful, of course, there will be another. We don’t know which rocker will be filling Bret Michaels’ bandana, but casting has already started across the country.
Producers showed up in Jacksonville, FL, last week. The casting took place at the Twisted Sisters Café, and they were looking for women who were over 21, “the life of the party and hot.” One woman who showed up was hoping the mystery rocker would be Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters, but admitted it wasn’t too important who he turns out to be. “I have no kids, no obligations,” she said. “It’s an experience. It’s fun.”
On the other side of the country, casting also took place in Huntington Beach, CA, at the Rock and Roll Emporium. Brendon Blincoe, a Supervising Casting Producer explained the choice of venue: “We are looking for attractive girls with a rockin’ personality and the ability to party like a rock star who wants to date a rock star. The Rock and Roll Emporium seemed like the perfect place in Orange County to find the right talent for this new show.”
Being hot and of the legal drinking age aren’t actually the only criteria. You also have to be single. Another casting notice stated “ALL girls are required to be at least 21 years of age as of November 1, 2007 and MUST be single. Single means they are not engaged, separated from spouse, ‘getting’ divorced or married. Single means, divorced is final, and not in a serious relationship.”
So if you want to gamble on love with a mystery rocker, ladies, just know the producers will be looking to make sure you don’t have a back-up plan stashed away at home.
– Leslie Seaton, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Sources: Jacksonville.com, PR.com, Roadrunnerrecords.com
(Image courtesy of VH1)