WTOP radio news assistant Chris Cichon (pronounced Chee-on) wants to be the next bachelor for ABC’s “The Bachelor” or “The Bachelorette.” So last Thursday night he showed up to a casting call in Maryland.
“I’ve been working out a lot,” he said in a story on the WTOP site.
Cichon is 26 and searching for his wife. His “ideal first date” is an “intimate dinner” and “long walk.” This intimate “interactive food experience” (yes, it really says this) would happen at The Melting Pot. Think oozing chocolate over marshmallows interacting with metal prongs and candlelight.
WTOP spells Cichon’s name two ways: It’s “Chichon” in the headline and “Cichon” throughout the story.
Regardless, Cichon may well find love in Washington — the 6’4″ Bachelor hopeful wants a woman who can keep up with current events. Washington is full of smart, motivated women who know what the hell is going on in the world.
Want to know how Cichon sounds? The following quotes are from his Twitter feed to different bros:
A. “Thanks bro if I do I’ll promise I’ll try my best to find one who likes hockey so we can dub date to a Devils-Pens game.” B. ”Thanks for the shout out bro been way too long let’s hit up that pool scene by your crib this summer.” C. And to that disgusting hairy beast, DCRTV’s Dave Hughes: “Appreciate the mention got my start in this business from your site bro.” D. ”Thanks bro.” E. And again, “Thanks bro.” F. ”Thanks brother hope to share Tinder stories soon…or if this works out maybe not!” G. ”Yes Drew I’m trying to live the married, stable life like you bro.” H. ”Thanks bros.” I. ”Appreciate that bro, unfortunately I can’t even take credit. It was the smooth sounds of @jeaparris who suggested that one.”
Asked about his affection for the word “bro,” Cichon tells The Mirror, “My connection with the word bro haha…started back in my Fraternity days at college. It’s the lifestyle I live. I like to think my fellow bros and I like to party, watch and play sports, hang out with each other and grind until we find great success on a professional and personal level.”
Hang out with each other and grind? Anyhow, moving on. I had other questions for this professional bro, which he readily answered.
1. How was your tryout? Were you nervous? How do you think you fared in comparison to the other men who showed up? The tryout was cool. I was definitely nervous when I walked in there, especially when I saw that it was mostly girls in the waiting area. The answer to your next question is going to sound vain and that’s not my intention…but when I approached the first check-in table the first producer told me that I was the best looking guy she had seen thus far, and the competition had been going for 2.5 hours by that point. That definitely helped ease my nerves right out the gate, whether she meant what she said or was just telling me that to make me feel good.
2. Did you feel like you were in a beauty contest? Didn’t feel like I was in a beauty contest because they had us audition individually in front of a camera as opposed to having several of us guys/girls on stage. When my group was called (11 girls and 3 guys) it was uncomfortable at first just standing in line, but the edge came off when I introduced myself to a pretty red head in front of me and we struck up conversation. That definitely helped get me out of my own head and just focus on being conversational. And I got her number after we both were done auditioning…that was fun!
3. Did they make you take your shirt off? I had several pictures taken, both face and full body before and during the audition. And no shirtless pics. I’m kind of mad I put myself through some nigthmarish ab workouts in anticipation of that! They asked me four questions: My occupation, my dating history, my hobbies and why I should be on the Bachelor/Bachelorette.
4. What did you think of the most recent season of The Bachelor? What did you think of Juan Pablo? To be honest, I didn’t watch the most recent season of The Bachelor. But I haven’t heard the most positive things about Juan Pablo, and was told to be exactly the opposite of him going into the audition. From what I understand, he was an ex-soccer player so I’m sure he was more established in his career than I am.
I hope to bring a different approach to the Bachelor if selected. I’m looking for a woman who will love me through the ups and downs of my 20s as I’m looking to make it in the radio industry here in Washington. Didn’t feel like I was in a beauty contest because they had us audition individually in front of a camera as opposed to having several of us guys/girls on stage.
When my group was called–11 girls and 3 guys–it was uncomfortable at first just standing in line, but the edge came off when I introduced myself to a pretty red head in front of me and we struck up conversation. That definitely helped get me out of my own head and just focus on being conversational. And I got her number after we both were done auditioning. That was fun!
How about The Mirror‘s Hot Scoop bro? Let us set you up!