Fox is back on the love train, aiming to play matchmaker for the most swoon-worthy country dwellers with Season 2 of Farmer Wants a Wife. Inspired by the Australian show of the same name, the hit dating series invites city girls to swap skyscrapers for hay bales as they court four charming farmers and dive into the wild world of rural romance.
Among our dashing quartet of cowboys, Mitchell Kolinsky is stealing the spotlight with his rugged charm and farming dreams. A first-generation farmer, Mitchell is on a mission to cultivate a love that blossoms alongside his crops. He's not afraid to bare his soul either, even opening up to one of the ladies about a near-death encounter from his past. And he opened up to Distractify exclusively about what happened and when.
Mitchell opens up about his life-threatening accident in 'Farmer Wants a Wife.'
In a poignant moment during the Feb. 8, 2024, episode, Mitchell recounts this life-threatening accident to one of the women. Though he keeps the specifics brief, Mitchell solemnly reflects, "A lot of people take life for granted."
"I almost lost mine in an accident," he reveals. "I was crushed between a mobile home — a double wide — it slipped off the floor joists and crushed me right in half. ... I just felt like I was getting checked by God [in that moment]."
When we spoke with Mitchell about his accident, he shared that, to him, it was an event that only confirmed his belief in God and the idea that he is meant for something to remain alive.
"Growing up, I've always been a believer that we're here for a reason, and there's a higher power looking out for us and I'm so thankful for God for keeping me alive through this circumstance, because it only strengthened all my values and what I really want to accomplish while I'm here on this earth," he told Distractify.
Mitchell thought being on the show would be a "great opportunity" for him.
Mitchell revealed to us that he was approached about being on Farmer Wants a Wife by a friendly producer who made him excited about the idea of taking part in the reality dating show.
"Living out in the woods by myself and a little at 1890's cabin, I've never had the opportunity for girls to come live with me," Mitchell said.
But, he added, the opportunity he saw was also one that involved making friends along the way, including the other farmers and even production.
Mitchell also shared that filming the show at his farm isn't a "vacation on a remote island." Instead, it's a real opportunity to experience life the way he lives it, and he was eager to share it with the ladies.
Catch new episodes of Farmer Wants a Wife on Thursdays at 9 p.m. EST on Fox.