LOVE CAME TO AIR­LIE

Bach­e­lor finds love on na­tional TV

Whitsunday Times - - FRONT PAGE -

A THIRD gen­er­a­tion Whit­sun­day man found love on na­tional tele­vi­sion on Tues­day night, af­ter sign­ing up to the WIN net­work’s re­al­ity show ‘When Love Comes to Town’.

Doug Davy, 28, met 30-year-old Bris­bane-based mar­ket­ing man­ager Zoe Gor­bunow, when the ‘love bus’ pulled into Air­lie Beach in De­cem­ber last year.

Doug and fel­low Whit­sun­day bach­e­lor Ken­dal Nash, were tasked with meet­ing eight of the orig­i­nal 12 city girls, who boarded the bus in Perth and trav­elled the na­tion, look­ing for ‘the one’.

The boys and girls were in­tro­duced to each other at Villa Botani- ca, where four girls picked Ken­dal and four chose Doug, for a first date.

While Ken­dal took his ladies sail­ing around the Whit­sun­day is­lands, Doug and his harem em­barked on a Proser­pine River crocodile sa­fari.

It was here that Doug and Zoe dis­cov­ered mu­tual in­ter­ests such as rugby league. Doug is a for­ward with the Whit­sun­day Brah­mans and Zoe, by her own ad­mis­sions, is “a bit par­tial to the odd footy player”.

Zoe was one of two girls Doug then asked out on a sec­ond date to world fa­mous White­haven Beach where he laid his heart on the line.

Zoe ap­peared equally hooked and it seemed that a ro­mance was born.

At the end of the ex­pe­ri­ence, it was up to each of the girls to de­cide whether to get back on the bus and ac­cept sin­gle life or stay in Air­lie and pur­sue a ro­mance.

Zoe chose to stay and on Tues­day night all was re­vealed when the episode aired on TV. Whit­sun­days Mar­ket­ing and De­vel­op­ment Limited CEO Da­nial Rochford said aside from the love in­ter­est and suc­cess for a lo­cal lad, the ex­po­sure the show brought to the Whit­sun­days was “sen­sa­tional” and ideally timed with cur­rent south­ern mar­ket­ing cam­paigns. Doug was un­avail­able when the Whit­sun­days Times tried to call him for com­ment yes­ter­day.

LOVE IS IN THE AIR: Air­lie Beach bach­e­lor Doug Davy hit it off with Bris­bane girl Zoe Gor­bunow on the na­tional tele­vi­sion show 'When Love Comes To Town', which aired on the WIN net­work on Tues­day night.

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