The New Bachelor: Prince Charming
09/28/2006 AT 04:30 PM EDT
So what is the 34-year-old Manhattan-based cosmetics executive (and founder of the Royal Treatment Pet Spa) looking for?
"An active girl – and someone who will be with me for the right reasons and not because I'm an Italian prince," says Borghese whose New York City-based parents are Prince Francesco and Princess Amanda Borghese. (The family's title was bestowed by a 17th-century pope.)
Still, dating royalty has its privileges. Borghese, who was born in Milan but raised in New Jersey, describes his ideal outing as asking his girlfriend to pack a light bag, then piloting a private plane to an exotic locale for dinner.
"I like the look of surprise on my date’s face," he says.
Now, that’s amore!
The Bachelor, which debuts Oct. 2 on ABC, is set in a Borghese palazzi in Italy.