There is an assumption in the States that a person with an English accent is automatically intelligent, funny and attractive, and that a voice like Hugh Grant’s will get you a long way with American women.
New York, NY (PRWEB) June 9, 2010
Calling all Simon Cowell impersonators
A leading dating website is launching a unique competition to find the best English accent in America.
iloveyouraccent.com, the hugely popular dating site for Brits and Americans looking for love, are inviting Americans across the country to send in their entries for a chance to win a VIP trip to London and to become the new ‘voice’ of the site.
A survey of over 1,000 members of iloveyouraccent.com has revealed that over 80 per cent of Americans would date a Brit based on their accent alone, with 46 per cent of women choosing Simon Cowell as their dream British gent.
Now the site’s founder, London-born Rochelle Peachey, wants to put the theory to the test and find out if an English accent really is the key to unlocking success in America.
Peachey said: “We want to find the most authentic, brilliant, witty and attractive English accent in America – fake, of course! There is an assumption in the States that a person with an English accent is automatically intelligent, funny and attractive, and that a voice like Hugh Grant’s will get you a long way with American women.
We want to put this to the test and are running a national competition whereby American men can show off their hidden talents of delivering a flawless English accent.”
Our winner will then set up with a string of gorgeous dates in New York, who they will try to impress and seduce with their charming English voice,” said Peachey. “Can our ‘American Brit’ convince his dates that he is in fact a dashing English gentleman from London, and how much will his English accent help him win their affections?
The challenge is to see just how alluring an English accent actually is, and to investigate exactly why Americans go weak at the knees at the sound of a Prince William sound-a-like!”
The winner of the competition will also win a trip to London along with the opportunity to become the voice of iloveyouraccent.com across their advertising campaigns.
Budding ‘Brits’ can upload videos of their impressions directly at http://www.iloveyouraccent.com up until July 31st, when a judging panel will decide the winner based on the authenticity of the accent.
Peachey said: “All entries will be considered, within reason! We are expecting some very good English impressions, and quite a few dubious accents too!”
iloveyouraccent.com is the brainchild of dating author Rochelle Peachey, who shot to fame following two best-selling books that detailed her experience of dating 2,000 men in both England and America.
The name for the website derives from comments London-born Peachey receives on a constant basis in America. “Nearly every day of the week, someone tells me that they love my accent,” said Peachey. “This site encourages people to think outside of the box about meeting someone. Instead of limiting yourself to people in your area, why not be adventurous and consider meeting someone from another country?”
For more information and interview opportunities with Rochelle, please contact Tom Inskip at PHA Media in London on 01144 (0) 207 0251 350 or thomas(at)pha-media(dot)com or in the US, 407 928 9723 or admin(at)iloveyouraccent(dot)com