You may know him as the guy from TV, wearing a Canadian speedo, pouring maple syrup down his chest – Daniel Maguire.
The 31-year-old Vancouver native was the only Canadian to appear on both season 12 of The Bachelorette and season 3 of Bachelor in Paradise. Unfortunately, he didn’t find love on either show, and now he’s touring Canada to tell his story and to host night life events at local bars. One of his first stops on his tour, was here in London, at The Barking Frog. Before any of the partying began, Maguire stopped by Fanshawe College’s studios for an exclusive interview.
When asked why he decided to audition for the show, Maguire surprisingly answered “I never really auditioned actually. They sent me a Facebook message asking me if I wanted to come on the show and I thought, sure, why not.” Unlike most men who had to undergo a gruelling audition process, Maguire had a leg up from the beginning – but not for long, as he was eliminated from Jojo Fletcher’s season of The Bachelorette early on.
“I think if I could go back and do it differently, I would have been more verbal and vocal with Jojo,” said Maguire. “The reason I held back was because I was scared if I made any comments around the other guys that they would go run and report it back to Jojo, which they did…”
Maguire was known on The Bachelorette for his weird and unique sense of humour, which he later brought to Bachelor in Paradise Season 3 in beautiful Mexico. “I’m back America, Canadians are taking over! I’m like a disease that just won’t go away…like herpes or something. Not that I want to be associated with herpes.”
Maguire made it successfully through a few rounds of rose ceremonies on Bachelor in Paradise, but his journey was cut short when two of the women decided to go home – leaving the men to women ratio uneven, and Daniel was sent packing without a partner.
He says he learned a lot from the television series, and that in the end he never went on it for finding love – like the others. “If it happened it happened, but finding love in a group of ten girls isn’t very likely. Maybe give me one thousand and we’ll see.”