California assemblyman asked to apply to be the next Bachelor

California assemblyman Lloyd Levine has reportedly been asked to be the star of The Bachelor 8. At least, he’s been asked to apply. The LA Daily News follows up on a rumor posted by blog Mayor Sam’s Sister City and reports that “producers … have asked the 36-year-old Levine to submit an application to be a contestant.”

Although “he’s never even seen the show … he decided to fill the application out and give it a shot,” the paper says. Producer Michelle Castillo tells the LA Daily News, “He’s young, he’s hot, he’s single, he’s what I believe every woman’s looking for. He’s also got a great track record professionally. Great job, good looks, charming — he’s the complete package.”

And, since he’s a politician, he wouldn’t be using the show to promote himself, unlike previous Bachelors.

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