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Steven Lopez and his “Choice”
For all that Steven Lopez has accomplished in taekwondo, winning two Olympic gold medals and five world championships, his younger sister Diana describes his approach to women with one word: “shy.” So perhaps that’s why it was such a surprise he agreed to participate in the upcoming Fox reality dating show, “The Choice.”
The show, which will air this summer, features Lopez, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, Rob Kardashian and actor/comedian Finesse Mitchell listening to a group of women who hope to persuade the bachelors to choose them for a date.
“They tell you what you want to hear, and if you like what you hear, you turn the chair around and pick the girl,” said Lopez, whom People Magazine dubbed one of America’s 50 hottest bachelors in 2004.
Lopez said he was pleased with his choice when he turned around and went on a date with the woman, but nothing materialized. “She lives in New York,” the Houston resident said.
All in all, Lopez said it was an entertaining experience that again reminded him how unusual it is to be recognized for his looks as much as his talent.
“It’s strange,” he said. “I’ve put my blood, sweat and tears and sacrificed so much to get on top the podium and it’s like, ‘You’re on People’s 50 most beautiful bachelors, how does that feel?’”
Added Diana: “He gets mothers who come up to him and they’re like, ‘Oh, you’d be perfect for my daughter. Can you sign this for me?’ It’s hilarious.”