Fairfielder goes country to vie for Alabama hunk
A Fairfield native and beauty queen is among the young women seeking to win the affections of an Alabama man in the cable television program, "Sweet Home Alabama," later this month.
The program, which the CMT cable network says is its highest-rated program, pits "Country Girls vs. City Girls" in a variation on "The Bachelor," competing for the heart of Tribble Reese, the runner-up on the first season of the program. Reese is described as an entrepreneur and former quarterback for Clemson.
Jacqueline Honulik, a Fairfielder who works in public relations for the New York Yankees, is one of 11 "City Girls" in the hunt for Reese's heart, vying against 11 "Country Girls."
Honulik, the 2011 Miss Connecticut International, was Miss Connecticut USA 2008. She graduated from Fairfield High School in 2004 and the University of Scranton in May 2008 with a bachelor of science degree in political science and history.
The premiere episode of the new season of "Sweet Home Alabama" is at 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, on the CMT cable network.
Here's how the network describes the show in a publicity release:
"In each one-hour episode, set in the charming city of Fairhope, Ala., ladies from across the country compete for time with this southern gentleman, while each week, Reese is forced to say goodbye to more bachelorettes in his search for true love.
"Tribble Reese was raised and went to high school in Mountain Brook outside of Birmingham, Ala., where his family still lives. Reese was recruited by Clemson where he played quarterback and earned a degree in marketing. After college, Reese played quarterback for the Carolina Speed arena football team in Charlotte, N.C. Reese is currently pursuing his MBA and a career in mobile application development while living in Atlanta, Ga. Reese's parents are his role models, having been married for 32 years."