In a recent media teleconference Jef Holm discussed how he got on the show.
Jef Holm: “That’s an interesting story. My sister-in-law submitted an application for me without me knowing. And so, I got a call from casting and I had no idea what they were talking about. They were like, “We received your application.” And I was like, “No, you didn’t. I think you have the wrong guy.”
“And so we ended up talking and I kept getting calls back from casting. They were just like, “We want to meet you. We want to see pictures. We want to see a video.” And I just — I was really hesitant to even send them anything because I’m a really — I come from a really private family.”
“I’m really private about my life, and I didn’t want to, you know, go out on a dating TV show, as I saw it, you know? And then I — let’s see, what happened, then? I sent in a video after a long time of them talking me into it, and then I went out to California and met them.”
“They said that they wanted to put me all the way through and I was still really hesitant to go on. And then as soon as I found out it was Emily in, I think, the end of January, the first of February, that’s when I committed to do the show — is when I found out it was her. “
We have since come to find out — courtesy of Jef Holm’s HOLMtown date last week — that the sister in law he’s referring to is Jaime Lee Holm.
And to Jaime, we have to say: THANK YOU for giving us our first ever Bachelorette “Dreamboat”!
Our new motto: There’s No Place Like HOLM.