A Japanese billionaire and fashion entrepreneur has somehow managed to manufacture a dating competition that is even wackier than any reality show on TV.
If his pitch were The Bachelor, Yusaku Maezawa would be thrilling producers as the heartbroken but successful leading gent, desperate for love after a recent breakup. If this were American TV series 90-Day fiancé, the timeline would be compressed to 60 days. And if it were Love Island, the contestants would swap out their villa for a ticket to space.
Introducing Full Moon Lovers, a “serious matchmaking documentary” that will follow Maezawa as he searches the universe for his soul mate – by offering her a trip to the moon. Maezawa will be the first private person to take a ride aboard Elon Musk’s SpaceX, set for 2023, and he’s looking for a lucky lady to go with him.
Hurry to submit your application, though, because they’re due to the billionaire by Friday. Known for founding Zozotown, Japan’s largest online fashion mall, Maezawa is worth $US2 billion ($2.9b), according to Forbes. The requirements to date the 44-year-old are straightforward: You can be as young as 20; You must be single; You must be “always positive” with a “bright personality”; Enjoying life “to the fullest” is a must; And, critically, you should “be someone who wishes for world peace”