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The List: 10 things Brad Smith, current serial dater on The Bachelor Canada, can’t live without

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1 | My university jersey
I had a tumultuous football career at Queen’s. I tore my hamstring in second year, and it took me a while to get back to form. This jersey is from my last year, when I went All-Canadian. It symbolizes everything university was to me—a process of self-discovery in athletics and in life.

The List: Brad Smith2 | My first catch
In my first game playing for the Argos—my first game in the CFL—I was lucky enough to catch a pass from Damon Allen, one of the best quarterbacks in the history of the league. It was a great feeling, something I’d dreamed about since I was 12 years old. And I got to keep the ball.

3 | My other sport
I don’t watch football now that I’m not playing, but I never miss a Montreal Canadiens game. I would give anything—my five years in the CFL—to play just one shift in the NHL.

The List: Brad Smith4 | My “Insanity” workout DVDs
I was sucked in by the infomercial, and it’s the toughest thing I’ve ever done in my life. I throw up after every workout. Because it’s all cardio, it helps me stay lean. I don’t want to turn 30 and be at my football weight, hulking and with bad knees.

5 | My Nudie jeans
I was never a skinny jeans guy, because my legs were too big from football. But when I slimmed down a bit I tried these, and I never take them off. The best part is that I don’t have to wash them, because they’re raw denim.

The List: Brad Smith6 | My poetry fix
Four years ago, a buddy and I took a road trip across the continent, and whenever I wasn’t driving I was reading Whitman’s Leaves of Grass. I was feeling emotional and introspective, so I really spent a lot of time with his words, trying to relate to his life story.

7 | My guiltiest pleasure
Wendy’s spicy chicken sandwiches are the only thing in life I absolutely crave. I’ve been eating them since I was a kid. I’m there at least once a week. On a bad week I’ll eat one every day. I’m not proud of it, but I do it.

The List: Brad Smith8 | My favourite photo
It’s of me and my mom on the football field at St. Andrew’s in Aurora. I got an athletic scholarship to go there in Grade 11. My parents, who lived in Montreal, came to every single game. I think they missed three games in my entire professional career. If I were a janitor, they’d probably come watch me clean floors.

The List: Brad Smith9 | My hurtin’ tunes
I love depressing female songwriters who sing about being torn up about love. I was big into Sarah McLachlan growing up. Now it’s Missy Higgins, an Australian singer who never made it huge here but who’s just so soulful.

10 | My favourite movie
I love everything about Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet: the cinema­tography, the acting, the soundtrack. I first saw it when I was 16, and I thought Leonardo DiCaprio was so cool with his slicked-back hair.

(Images: Liam Mogan)

  • Ry

    WHO DATES THIS GUY

  • Ry

    I don’t want a serious relationship I just want a weird looking football hunk who will read me poetry and watch Moulin Rouge with me. – Girls he dates.

  • Crinkle

    ENORMOUS DOUCHE.

    Brad Smith “trying to relate” to Walt Whitman in between Insanity workouts and Wendy’s spicy chicken combos.

    JESUS.

  • Suzy

    he does not wash his Jeans ? EVER?! YUK.

  • Ry

    You don’t have to wash them didn’t you read they’re RAW DENIM! – someone who knows little of things

  • Kourtney

    Boring! Also, someone obviously peaked in university.

  • km

    Way to try to make him not sound like a total douche.

  • jimmy simpson

    Wow, I guess haters gotta hate.

  • Designer

    I’m going to watch tonight. I suspect that he will actually be more real and charming on TV then how the media is portraying him to be. Fingers crossed.

  • Christine

    @Designer :

    Oh, I hope so! Stuff like this is SO important! Fingers crossed!

    HOLY CRAP, GET A LIFE!

  • Dick Black

    This Guy puts the D in Dork. And what total successful career in the CFL . HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • Me Thinks

    Hey now, haters…he loves his mama. Can’t go wrong with that.

  • Amy

    Most people love their mom. Who the fuck cares?

    Also, like Crinkle said above, picturing this guy, the son of a Conservative member of Senate, reading Whitman is HILARIOUS.

    Does anyone else think he looks like he might have originated at Easter Island?

  • hillcrest

    there is going to be a lot of second hand embarrassment on that show

  • Jen

    “I was big into Sarah McLachlan growing up.”

    Probably true, but weird that he’d say that in an interview. Sounds like he’s just trying to say things that girls would like.

  • Zoltar

    I have to say he is better than a lot of materialistic d*ckheads you normally get in this section. Hello, he went to St Andrews in Aurora and played pro football what the hell else do you expect?

  • Lindsay

    BIGGEST FUCKING TOOL EVER. ME AND MY GIRLFRIENDS WERE HOWLING LAST NIGHT.

    HIS BODY IS NICE. PERIOD. HIS FACE IS ***HIDEOUS*** AND LOOKS LIKE A CROSS BETWEEN FRANKENSTEIN AND A SIDE OF BEEF.

    EVERYTHING HE DOES AND SAYS IS FAKE AND POSTURING. HE’S A MASSIVE CORNBALL AND THE BIGGEST FUCKING TOOL IN THE HISTORY OF MANKIND.

    WOULD NOT. EVER.

  • Alexa

    this guy is a player and is not looking to settle down anytime soon.

 

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