Someday My (Italian) Prince Will Come

A friend e-mailed me yesterday to suggest I apply to appear on the next series of ABC’s “The Bachelor.” Why? Well, the series will film in Rome where the ladies will be vying for the hearts of a real, live Italian prince — who is an animal lover to boot. (My passion for Italy is only equaled by my passion for dogs!)

Here’s ABC’s announcement: ABC also announced the new Bachelor, Prince Lorenzo Borghese, a handsome 33-year-old cosmetics entrepreneur. Prince Borghese has been selected to star in the ninth edition of “The Bachelor,” ABC’s popular romance reality series, which returns to the network this fall. Once again the series will be set outside the United States in one of the most glamorous, romantic capitals of the world – Rome!

According to Women’s Wear Daily, “Any hopeful girls should be animal lovers, however. The prince founded Royal Treatment Pet Care in “loving memory of Belle, my black lab, who lost her battle with cancer on April 14, 2005,” he says on the Web site, Inspired by the natural cosmetics line for humans that his grandmother, Princess Marcella Borghese, created, the prince has developed a natural skin care line for pets.”

Where do I apply?!?!