Lorenzo Borghese

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Lorenzo Borghese
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Lorenzo Borghese
Born (1972-06-09) June 9, 1972 (age 49)
OccupationEntrepreneur, 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.[1] Borghese's paternal grandmother was Princess Marcella Borghese, who founded the Borghese cosmetics line in 1958.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

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.[3] He holds dual U.S./Italian citizenship. Raised in Short Hills, he attended elementary school there.[3] He then graduated from Pomfret School in Pomfret, Connecticut, in 1991.[4] In 1995, he graduated from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, where he was initiated into the Phi Delta Theta fraternity.[5]

He earned an MBA degree from the Fordham Graduate School of Business in 2001.[6]

Business and philanthropy[edit]

Borghese resides in New York City. He initiated the Royal Treatment line of products,[7] 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.[8]

Reality television and author[edit]

In the fall of 2006, Borghese starred in the ninth season of ABC's popular reality show The Bachelor.[9]

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,[10] an online shopping destination for his Royal Treatment pet products.[11] 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.[12]

In August/September 2012, he appeared on the 10th season of Celebrity Big Brother UK and was evicted from the house on Day 22, ultimately finishing in 8th place.[13]

Titles[edit]

Italian titles of nobility are unrecognized since the 1946 Italian Constitution.[14] 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.[15] 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Paid Notice: Deaths LEIGH, DOUGLAS B." The New York Times. 16 December 1999. Retrieved 5 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Why European Royalty and Aristocrats are flocking to New York". Archived from the original on 2015-05-09. Retrieved 2015-02-01.
  3. ^ a b The Bachelor Less Italian and Princey Than Originally Thought, Us Weekly, October 3, 2006. Accessed July 26, 2014.
  4. ^ Pomfret School Archived October 5, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Rollins
  6. ^ Fordham University Archived 2013-10-04 at the Wayback Machine[failed verification]
  7. ^ Royal Pet Club - Our heritage
  8. ^ "Marcella Borghese; Princess, 90, Began a Line of Cosmetics". The New York Times: 21. February 8, 2002.
  9. ^ "Another Breakup for The Bachelor's Lorenzo Borghese". Buddytv.com. 2007-03-07. Retrieved 2012-09-21.
  10. ^ "Organic Dog Shampoo | Natural Dog Shampoo | Pet Supplies for Dogs". Royalpetclub.com. Retrieved 2012-09-21.
  11. ^ Prince Lorenzo Borghese Searches for his Princess on "America's Next Princess"
  12. ^ "America's Next Top Dog - The Princess" Reveals Big Twist in New Web Series with a Cast Made up Entirely of Dogs
  13. ^ "Julie Goodyear, Prince Lorenzo evicted from Celebrity Big Brother" (Sep 5, 2012) Digital Spy
  14. ^ "How Professional Genealogists Determine Ancestral Nobility in Italy". Italiangenealogy.com. 24 October 2015. Retrieved 2016-08-11.
  15. ^ http://www.genmarenostrum.com/pagine-lettere/letterab/Borghese/BORGHESE%203.htm

Sources[edit]

  • Libro d'oro della nobiltà italiana. Rome: Collegio Araldico. 2002. OCLC 469282197.

External links[edit]

Preceded by The Bachelor
Season 9
Succeeded by