sunsiray, and the other new participants!
Yes John, Katie the doctor is still there.
I think that all of the women knew full well they were trading a trip to france for participation in some kind of dating show. So that makes them no better or worse than the folks who participate in The Bachelor and it's ilk.
As to if that is good or bad, to each his (or her) own. I am glad that we have a chance to enjoy the show.