Women fed up with kissing frogs will have a chance to find their prince this weekend in the Hamptons, New York City's summer playground for the rich and famous, where TV's"The Bachelor" heads to audition bachelorettes fit for a true blueblood.
ABC's reality romance series, which starts its ninth edition this fall starring 33-year-old Prince Lorenzo Borghese, is holding casting calls nationwide, including its first foray to the Hamptons, a high-end hunting ground for romance.
"I'm not saying there aren't classy ladies around the country, but the Hamptons has a feel to it," casting director Robyn Kass said yesterday. "And we'll get different types of women there than we would get anywhere else."
Would-be Grace Kellys vying to be among the 25 contestants, must be at least 21 years old to compete for the heart of the prince, an Italian-born Manhattan resident whose grandmother, Princess Marcella Borghese, started the eponymous cosmetics line.
While the family no longer has anything to do with that company, Lorenzo is founder of Royal Treatment Pet Spa, and with his dad is a managing partner of a private-label Italian cosmetics company.