Local resident cast on reality show

Published 8:01 pm Wednesday, October 9, 2013


Jacob Lambert (in plaid shirt behind Kelsey Smith on the swing) will compete with 21 other bachelors on “Sweet Home Alabama.” Photo courtesy of CMT’s Sweet Home Alabama Facebook page.

Flomaton resident Jacob Lambert has been cast on the reality show “Sweet Home Alabama,” whose fourth season will debut on CMT on Nov. 15.

Lambert, 23, is a firefighter and rescue diver, according to a press release from CMT.

He is one of the 11 “country bachelors” who will compete with 11 “city bachelors” for the affections of Kelsey Smith, a Shelton State Community College student from Tuscaloosa.

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The show is filmed in Fairhope, with contestants living together in a house. The 10-episode season begins at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, on CMT.

According to the press release, the “city” bachelors include:

Alex Stein, 26 – Car salesman from Los Angeles, Calif.
Anthony Marks, 26 – Environmental activist/Political organizer from Los Angeles, Calif.
Chris Bachman, 29 – Photographer/Designer from New York, N.Y.
Danny Martinez, 25 – Student/Driver from Jersey City, N.J.
Eddie “Dash” Williams, 24 – Music artist from New York, N.Y.
Emilio Vitolo, 25 – Restaurateur from New York, N.Y.
Kyle Hendershot, 21 – Medical student from Columbus, Ohio
Nathan Kabanuck, 31 – Attorney from Sacramento, Calif.
Todd Smith, 22 – Bartender from Huntington Beach, Calif.
Travis Leonard, 27 – Nurse from Tarzana, Calif.
Tyler La Brie, 25 – Sales representative from Hermosa Beach, Calif.

The “country” bachelors include:

Chase Miller, 25 – Horse trainer/Professional rodeo rider from Ogallala, Neb.
Collin Varallo, 24 – Landscaper from Birmingham
Dylan Duos, 20 – Welder from Haughton, La.
Jacob Lambert, 23 – Fireman/Rescue diver from Flomaton
Jared Knight, 27 – Sawmiller from Selmer, Tenn.
Jason Johnson, 32 – Lumberjack from Lawrenceville, Ga.
Jeremy Pestor, 31 – Hospice Consultant/Youth mentor from Deforest, Wis.
Justin Barnes, 25 – Aviation defense from Grant, Ala.
Thomas Mann, 28 – Bush pilot from Eagle River, Alaska
Thomas Pace, 27 – Personal trainer/Supplement salesman from Mountain Brook, Ala.
Zach Richards, 27 – Horseshoer/Duck hunter from Haughton, La.