Season 13 of The Bachelorette starts up at 9 p.m. Monday and we have a few reasons to keep the ABC dating show on our radar.
Rachel Lindsay, from Nick Viall’s season (season 21 of “The Bachelor”), is the first African American to take the role of queen of the competition, and we found three locals who are part of the cast.
Exhibit A: Bryan Abasolo is a chiropractor and judging by his Facebook photo, is into personal maintenance. He has that perfectly coiffed updo hair and just the right amount of facial hair. The Gulliver alum went to the University of Florida and works at the Accident and Injury Team. Spoiler alert: Reality Steve hints that he is among the final three and there is video on YouTube that shows them on a hometown date in Little Havana.
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Dark side? RadarOnline reports the UF grad was once sued for insurance fraud; though the case was dismissed with prejudice last March. Phew. His Linkedin profile says, “Contact me to discuss detox, weight loss, energy, sexual performance, and how to earn additional income while helping others.”
Exhibit B: Will Gaskins is a sales manager at furniture company Herman Miller. His Instagram handle is @thereal_billyg but is shockingly, a private account. Maybe not for long. His Linked In profile partially reads: I grew up in a Military household so the tenents of hard work and determination were engrained into me early and often throughout my life. This carried over from home life, to school, to sports and my everyday interactions with people. I am a firm believer of the need to follow before you can lead.”
Exhibit C: Milton (no last name revealed as of yet) is a 31-year-old hotel recreation supervisor from North Bay Village. His bio on ABC reveals he hates spiders but loves salsa dancing. Doesn’t sound like he’s into long walks on the beach. “I don't mind being romantic, but it can show you’re weak.” Doh!
All three are handsome, and just think, none has a criminal record that we know of. Unlike poor former Bachelor Chris Soules, who rear ended a tractor, killing the driver. The Iowa farmer was charged with leaving the scene of a deadly crash and faces up to five years in prison. His jury trial begins on July 19 (don’t look for host Chris Harrison or any cameras there).
Back to Lindsay. Seems things are going well for the 31-year-one Dallas attorney. She confirmed on a conference call with reporters Thursday that everything worked out in the end.
“I am very much so in love and very much so engaged,” Lindsay told reporters. “I am getting my happy ending...If I had a list, he would check everything off.”
An obvious question is: Will it last?
“It was not an easy decision,” Lindsay added of picking “The One” out of 31 suitors.