Interview with The Bachelor, Lorenzo Borghese

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When we say "the bachelor," do you think of George Clooney? Most ladies probably do.

Another single man is making his mark, however. ABC's latest, desperate hunk is an actual prince named Lorenzo Borghese. Us Weekly recently sat down with him for an interview:

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Q: Is there more pressure when you're a prince and a bachelor? Did the girls react differently?
LB: I don't think so. I hope the girls didn't flip out more than normal. I don't think having a title has anything to do with who I am. And if it does, then I start getting a little nervous about it. I found it interesting that the girls knew who I was before the show started because ABC released it early. But if a girl is interested (in me) because of my family history, it's sort of a turn off.

Q: Was it weird to have so many women vying for your attention?
LB: Yes. It's something I've never experienced in my life obviously, and it made me feel vulnerable in a way. I get scared when people meet me and they immediately start telling me how strong their feelings are for me. They don't even know me. Fortunately, on that first night, no one told me how in love with me they were.

Q: You're an animal lover, so we have to ask: Why didn't, Laura, the dolphin trainer make the cut?
LB: The dolphin trainer didn't make he cut because she was very nice, but I didn't feel like I got to know her. The twelve girls who made it are the girls I spent the most time with, that I thought I made a good connection with, and I really got to know.

Q: You've said you're not in PDA. How did you manage to escape the cameras?
LB: Well to be honest, I didn't escape it. I don't like being all over somebody like a slug. I don't think it's bad holding hands, but I've seen guys grab girls' butts while they're walking or making out like it's their last kiss in the world. It should be done in private.

** THG Note: Are you listening, TomKat?

Q: What was your favorite part of filming in Rome?
LB: Talk about PDA â€" it's accepted in Rome. At every corner someone is making out, someone is kissing. But the whole backdrop lends itself to that. You turn a corner and there's the coliseum. You're like, "Wow. This is romantic."

Q: How are Italian women different from American women?
LB: Italian women are more cautious about getting involved in a relationship. When you start getting involved with an Italian woman, one of the first things they do is introduce you to their family. In America, you don't meet the family for months. In Italy, they really want approval from their family before they go one step further.

Q: How do your parents & family feel about you participating in the show?
LB: They told me, "Just be yourself. If you do that, then we're going to support you. But if you're going to be someone you're not, don't do it."

Q: Are you "metrosexual"?
LB: I use a face cream with SPF as a moisturizer. I use cologne. And that's about it. I don't use hair gel. I take a shower, I get out and I'm ready to go. I'm low maintenance.

** THG Note: For more on metrosexualism, see David Beckham.

Q: What's the typical day in the life of a prince like?
LB: I'm just like any other guy. I get up, have a cup of coffee, work, have lunch, work in the afternoon until about 7pm, run, and then have dinner. I think about my job, my friends and my family. I'm just like anybody else.

Q: Who is your favorite prince?
LB: Prince, the singer. I'm more entertained by him. I like "Little Red Corvette." That's a fun song.

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The Bachelor Quotes

There’s still a lot of growing to do in our relationship. We will not tie the knot until I am mentally and physically prepared as well as Matt.

Shayne Lamas

It was a fairytale proposal like I’ve always dreamed about. I forgot that there [were] cameras around. In that moment, it was just Matt and I and it was the most amazing moment of my entire life.

Shayne Lamas [on proposal by Matt Grant]