Auditions for M-Net’s upcoming second season of The Bachelor SA are closing this Wednesday and now, as the new series draws nearer, the channel has revealed the lucky guy who is set to go out on the adventure of a lifetime as he sets out to find love. Marc Buckner will be South Africa’s second bachelor when the series’ second season premieres early next year.

Marc is certainly a catch. He is a mature, witty, energetic, smart, adventurous and compassionate, globe-trotting action man and multiple property owner and currency trader and investor and is ready to settle down – but he hasn’t found his one just yet. If Marc looks familiar, here’s why: a modelling agency approached him at the age of sixteen and since then he’s appeared in commercials for many prominent brands and tested his acting chops in small parts in a couple of music videos and movies.

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“It opened many doors for me and allowed me to go to exotic places and meet many interesting people,” Marc says. “But now I’m about to open the most exciting door of them all – the opportunity to meet my other half on The Bachelor South Africa. I have no preconceived ideas of who this woman should be. Sometimes opposites attract and I can’t wait to invest quality time in getting to know the diverse group of powerful South African ladies who are as keen as I am to put their hearts on the line for love on a television show.”

Jason Greer will return to host the show’s second season which is expected to be even more entertaining than season one. “Thirty-six-year-old Marc is the type of guy who puts his heart and soul into everything he does,” says M-Net’s Head of Publicity, Lani Lombard. “But once you’ve seen that twinkle in his eye and have the chance to engage with him in conversations on a range of topics – from environmental issues, to motorbikes, healthy living, wellness, psychology and news headlines – there’s really only one way to describe him – HUSBAND MATERIAL! And that’s exactly what we want our Bachelor to be.”

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What inspires you? To me its infact the journey of finding new ways to be inspired, thats what currently drives me! A never ending quest for further growth, maturity, wisdon, health, wealth and happiness. I shot this a couple months ago with @tanyatiffinphotography Straight after a few of the toughest months I have had in years but it was in the search of growth and change that things, well….changed. Emotionally tough times really do manifest in the body as ailments. Going from almost never getting sick to an unexpected illness and surgery which meant weeks of not being able to do what I loved. This showed me that its time to change my mindset. Making a concerted effort to have small daily goals or larger weekly goals is key to a happy mind and soul. None of us are machines and we all go through tough times even though it doesn't always seem so on social media. Its more than just diet, its a mindset. Thankfully I now feel stronger than ever, mentally, emotionally and physically.

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The Bachelor SA returns to screens early next year.

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