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|Occupation||Entrepreneur, television personality|
|Parent(s)||Francesco Marco Luigi Costanzo Borghese and Amanda Leigh|
Lorenzo Borghese (Italian: Don Lorenzo dei Principi Borghese; born June 9, 1972) is an Italian-American businessman, television personality, and member of the Borghese family. Besides being a cosmetics entrepreneur and animal advocate, Borghese was a bachelor on the ninth season of ABC's The Bachelor.
He is the son of Prince Francesco Marco Luigi Costanzo Borghese (born 1938) and his American wife, Amanda Leigh, stepdaughter of Douglas Leigh. Borghese's paternal grandmother was Princess Marcella Borghese, who founded the Borghese cosmetics line in 1958.
Early life and education
Borghese was born on June 9, 1972, in Milan, Italy. Borghese's parents, Francesco and Amanda Borghese, have lived in Short Hills, New Jersey since 1979. He holds dual U.S./Italian citizenship. Raised in Short Hills, he attended elementary school there. He then graduated from Pomfret School in Pomfret, Connecticut, in 1991. In 1995, he graduated from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, where he was initiated into the Phi Delta Theta fraternity.
Business and philanthropy
Borghese resides in New York City. He initiated the Royal Treatment line of products, a bath, body and skin care line for pets, using organic ingredients and fragrance oils from Italy, which can be found in hundreds of stores nationwide and on the television station HSN. He is a managing partner in LB2, LLC, a private-label Italian cosmetics company that sells numerous brands to major department stores and direct retail outlets.
In the summer of 2009, Borghese announced he would be searching for his "princess" on a web reality show titled America's Next Princess. The show was to coincide with the launch of Royal Pet Club, an online shopping destination for his Royal Treatment pet products. However, when the show debuted online on August 17, 2009, the series was actually revealed to be a spoof of celebrities and reality TV shows.
Italian titles of nobility are unrecognized since the 1946 Italian Constitution. Lorenzo Borghese's father is representative of the titles of Duke of Bomarzo, Prince of Sant’Angelo e San Polo, Marquess of Monticelli, Count of Chia, Lord of Attigliano e Mugnano. As a second son however, Lorenzo Borghese is not entitled to use these titles, even in a purely social context, he is styled Don Lorenzo dei principi Borghese, Roman noble, Noble of Corneto, Patrician of Venice, Patrician of Naples, Patrician of Genoa.
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