Japanese Billionaire Attracts 20,000 Eligible Bachelorettes With His Big Rocket
Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw
A single-and-ready-to-mingle Japanese man has spellbound 20,000 women into wanting to be his girlfriend.
Could it be his kind, generous heart that's wooing women left and right?
Or maybe the fact that he's a billionaire and offering a free trip to the moon as part of the package?
Yusaku Maezawa, an entrepreneur and founder of Zozotown, a large online fashion mall, will be the first private passenger on Elon Musk’s SpaceX starship as it makes its way around the moon and back in 2023.
And this time, he's looking for something that money can't buy: love.
Maezawa has embarked on a quest to find that special someone to keep him company on the trip.
"I'm 44 now," Maezawa said on his website. "As feelings of loneliness and emptiness slowly begin to surge upon me, there's one thing that I think about: Continuing to love one woman."
A reality TV show called "Full Moon Lovers", for which the thousands of bachelorettes have applied, will follow his hunt to find a "life partner."
All 20,000 applicants had to complete a survey which included a “love diagnostic test” where potential entrants can test their compatibility with the businessman. It ask questions like, “If you rode in a private jet where would you go?” and “If Maezawa farted in front of you what would you say?”
The deadline to apply is today, and Maezawa expects to make his decision and announce who his partner will be by the end of March.
Anna Kroupina Journalist
Anna is OJ's newest member and she joins the team as a writer/reporter. She co-writes the daily news and covers events. Although she's new to the industry, pursuing a career path in travel/tourism has been a goal since her first family road trip to the Florida Keys sparked a desire to discover the world and this exhilarating, fast-paced industry.