COSTA MESA — Makeup: check. Styled hair: check. Application listing criminal history and past relationships: check.
Dressed to impress, Christina Gibson sat in the ballroom of the Westin South Coast Plaza hotel during Saturday's casting call for "The Bachelor." The Glendora nurse was among the 300 women vying for a place in the 15th season of the successful ABC reality show.
"It was either this or Match.com," Gibson quipped. "Where else can you meet people? You have to try."
And if she doesn't make the cut?
"If not, oh well."
In the show, 25 women try to capture the fancy of a rich bachelor. The line at the hotel was a like conveyor belt of single women "looking for love," many of them said wryly.
"It's for someone looking for an opportunity to find love," casting director Lacy Pemberton said. "It's kind of an adventure. I don't think it's so much about being on TV."