|Joe Jonas (above) and Taylor Hicks|
(below) will appear on The Choice.
Amazingly, there are a number of celebrities who have signed on to take part in The Choice, the new reality dating game show to air on FOX this summer.
Reality stars DJ Pauly D and Rob Kardashian, model Tyson Beckford, pro football superstars Rob Gronkowski and Ndamukong Suh, singer Joe Jonas and actors Carmen Electra and Dean Cain are among those who will compete.
Debuting Thursday, June 7 at 9 p.m., the show will be hosted by Cal Deeley. The format is similar to the OLD Dating Game where a man or woman interviews three potential love interests without seeing them.
Participating celebrities include:
TYSON BECKFORD – The original male supermodel, Beckford was named one of People magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People in 1995.
JEREMY BLOOM – This skiing legend won three World Championships and 11 World Cup Gold medals. He went on to play in the NFL and started the charity Wish of a Lifetime. He is currently an internet entrepreneur and a sports broadcaster.
DEAN CAIN – After being cast as Superman in the hit TV series, “Lois and Clark,” this standout athlete and Princeton grad has gone on to star in more than 90 films and television shows.
MIKE CATHERWOOD – Considered one of the most outrageous personalities on radio, Catherwood co-hosts the nationally syndicated show “Loveline with Dr. Drew” and recently appeared as a contestant on "Dancing With the Stars."
JASON COOK – This Emmy-nominated actor won fans and melted hearts in his years on “Days of Our Lives.” For the past four years, he has heated up daytime TV as the rebellious “Dr. Matt Hunter” on “General Hospital.”
DJ PAULY D – Millions of viewers watch him every week on “Jersey Shore.” Last summer, he toured with Britney Spears and Nicki Minaj and now he’s the star of his own cable reality show and has a record deal with rapper 50 Cent.
ROCCO DISPIRITO – World-renowned chef and restaurateur, DiSpirito is also a best-selling author. His latest venture is the wildly popular “Now Eat This” food truck.
ROB GRONKOWSKI – NFL superstar Gronkowski has shattered records in touchdowns, receptions and receiving yards, helping carry the New England Patriots to the Super Bowl.
TAYLOR HICKS – Season Five winner of AMERICAN IDOL, this Alabama native has gone on to become a platinum-selling recording artist and was featured as one of People Magazine's Hottest Bachelors in 2006.
JOE JONAS – He’s an international recording mega-star, who – with his brothers – has sold 20 million units, starred in two hit TV shows and sold out concerts worldwide. He recently released his debut solo album, “Fastlife.”
ROB KARDASHIAN – The son of reality television’s famous family has become a breakout star on “Keeping up with the Kardashians” and “Khloe and Lamar.”
STEVEN LOPEZ – A two-time Olympic Gold Medalist who is now training for a third; he is the only man ever to win five World Championships in Taekwondo. Lopez was named one of People Magazine's Hottest Bachelors in 2004.
FINESSE MITCHELL – A stand-up comedian and former cast member on “Saturday Night Live,” he has appeared in dozens of TV shows and films and performed his live comedy act all over the world. Currently, he stars in the cable series “A.N.T. Farm.”
DR. ROBERT NETTLES – A renowned doctor who has pioneered a non-surgical rhinoplasty method that has transformed the medical world.
ROMEO – After signing a record deal at the age of five, this music prodigy’s first two albums went multi-platinum. He’s appeared in dozens of films, starred in his own TV show and now fronts the band RESQ3.
WARREN SAPP – This seven-time NFL All-Star and Defensive Player of the Year played pro football for 13 years, and is now an NFL analyst.
MIKE “THE SITUATION” SORRENTINO – As one of the most outrageous cast members on “Jersey Shore,” Sorrentino has transformed himself into an advertising pitchman, workout guru and all-around reality show icon.
NDAMUKONG SUH – He is one of the most-decorated players in college football history and was the 2010 NFL Rookie of the Year.
SETH WESCOTT – A two-time Olympic Gold Medal winner, Wescott medaled nine times in the X Games. When he’s not snowboarding the world’s best slopes, he spends time working with his charity, Level Field Fund, and hanging out at his own brewpub.
PARKER YOUNG – After graduation, this high school football star headed to Hollywood and was soon modeling for Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein. He now stars as “Ryan Shay” on the primetime series, “Suburgatory.”
HOPE DWORACZYK – A model who walked the runway for Versace before landing Playboy’s first-ever 3-D centerfold. She also starred in “The Girls Next Door” and was 2010’s Playmate of the Year.
CARMEN ELECTRA – Having first made waves on “Baywatch,” Electra turned heads as a Pussycat Doll and has appeared in dozens of films and TV shows. She stars in her own line of “Aerobic Striptease” DVDs, and wrote the book, “How to be Sexy.”
RIMA FAKIH – Crowned Miss USA 2010, Fakih is now battling it out to become a pro wrestler on “WWE Tough Enough.”
SOPHIE MONK – This London-born performer got her break singing in the Australian pop band, Bardot. A successful modeling career led her to Hollywood and roles in “Date Movie” and “Click,” with Adam Sandler.
To be filmed in front of a live audience, each episode will begin with four bachelors sitting in rotating chairs with their backs turned, unable to see the single women. In the initial “Blind Round,” each celebrity has to go only by his suitors’ voices as they share information about what FOX calls "their life, passions, turn-ons and turn-offs." When the celebrity bachelor likes what he hears, he pulls his “love handle,” spinning his chair around to see the woman he has chosen. If more than one celebrity turns around, there will be a "battle for her affection" until the woman gets to choose among the two.
Once each bachelor has his three choices, the teams enter the “Speed Choice” round, where each woman has only seconds to convince her leading man to choose her in the final round.
At the very end, host Cat Deeley will pose a "challenge question" to each of the team’s final two. The celebrities must then pick from the two remaining women. The winner will be taken on a "dream date."