Cana­dian Bach­e­lor goes to bat

Metro Canada (Ottawa) - - Front Page - Melita Kuburas

Chris Ler­oux can tell pretty quickly if a woman is in­ter­ested in him “for the right rea­sons.”

The star of The Bach­e­lor Canada and former Ma­jor League Base­ball player ad­mits that he went into the show skep­ti­cal about who was there to find love, and who was there to boost their brand or In­sta­gram fol­low­ers.

“Be­ing a pro­fes­sional ath­lete, I’ve had peo­ple like that around me,” says Ler­oux, who’s try­ing to find his for­ever per­son among the 20 sexy women com­pet­ing for his at­ten­tion. “I’m good at weed­ing those peo­ple out.”

Some will ques­tion his mo­tives too — after all, the six­foot-five Ler­oux, who has an easy­go­ing man­ner and wants to set­tle down and buy a big house in a nice neigh­bour­hood, doesn’t have much trou­ble meet­ing women.

“I’m one of the most bor­ing guys on the planet when it comes to mo­tive,” Ler­oux, 33, in­sists. On the show, we see him shop­ping for real es­tate in his home­town of Mis­sis­sauga, Ont., wist­fully hop­ing he’ll soon meet some­one he can “pick paint sam­ples with and test mat­tresses with.”

But he says a ten­dency to make jokes rather than truly open up has held back his past re­la­tion­ships.

He thought there would be a chance for him to fall in love on the show, but what he didn’t ex­pect was that it would make him a bet­ter per­son, he says.

“I can prom­ise you one thing: I’m go­ing to be the best ver­sion of my­self in my next re­la­tion­ship. Who­ever gets me next, at least from my point of view, is go­ing to be very happy.”

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