'Mormon Bachelorette' announces five women who will participate in show this fall

Compiled by Sarah Petersen, Deseret News

Published: Mon, Aug. 4, 2014, 2:00 p.m. MDT

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After tallying viewers' votes, directors of "The Mormon Bachelor/ette," an LDS-centered online reality dating series, announced which five women were selected to participate on the YouTube series.

Created in 2010, the show is set to start its fifth season produced by Erin Elton Schurtz, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who co-founded the series.

Several additions have been made to the YouTube series this year, including a new host, Angela Trusty. Trusty is the author of a Deseret News advice column, "Ask Angela," in which she answers questions from the LDS community.

Brittany Willison, executive producer, also announced that this season the series will include five bachelorettes instead of the usual one, and on Saturday each contestant was announced. The contestants are Catie Shaw, 25; Kristen Johnson, 38; Mindy Leavitt, 27; Tiffany Freeze, 29, and Cassidy Baker, 29.

Episodes can be viewed on "The Mormon Bachelorette" YouTube channel. Men interested in applying to be on the show can do so at theldsbachelorette.com.

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1. BYUalum
South Jordan, UT,
Aug. 4, 2014

What next? I can't stand the Bachelor/Bachelorette series on tv. How substandard will this be?

2. terra nova
Park City, UT,
Aug. 5, 2014

Why must we ape the madness of the world around us? What's next, asking the Mormon Tabernacle Choir to do rap? These so-called "reality" shows are sick and sad.

3. Ranch
Here, UT,
Aug. 5, 2014

Popularity. It is seductive.

4. lledwards38
Canandaigua, NY,
Aug. 5, 2014

If this is like the other Bachorlette series, it is appalling that any LDS woman would be involved. The whole premise of the "other" one is based on superficial attraction, and decisions based on things of little or no importance in a lasting relationship. I do not see how this could possibly lead to a marriage for time and eternity.

5. fowersjl
Farmington, Utah,
Aug. 6, 2014

Stop with the nasty comments. This is not like the TV show at all. And it gives young people a chance to meet others whom they might not otherwise meet. Once women graduate from college and are out in the workforce their chances of getting married drop signigicantly. I know from personal experience. Believe me, the Mormon Bachelorette has no resemblance to the tawdry show it's named after.