Alex Joustra says he has been looking for love in all the wrong places — but he lives in the right town to change that.
Joustra, a 23-year-old bartender at The Station, auditioned Friday for “Lovetown, USA,” a reality dating show created by the BBC and the Oprah Winfrey network that might choose Carrboro as its setting.
He joined other residents Friday as the town held events to attract the production, including individual audition interviews with singles and a town photo shoot.
To bring “Lovetown, USA” to Carrboro, the town must prove it has the small-town feel and enthusiasm producers are looking for.
Joustra, who moved to Carrboro three year ago, said the town is filled with love and can win over the networks’ hearts.
“It has a lot of singles in town and a lot of young and diverse people,” he said.
More than 50 people showed up to interview and participate in a photo shoot organized at Carrboro Town Commons in hopes of proving they are the town with the most love.
Residents outlined the shape of a heart while dancing, chanting and twirling hula hoops. A fire truck elevated photographers to get the whole scene.
Annette Stone, Carrboro’s economic and community development director, said she was proud the community came out and participated.