Former ‘Bachelorette’ contestant Colton Underwood talks about his virginity, fiance and ‘The Bachelor’

“The Bachelor,” will return to our screens on January 7, and the race to find love is now officially underway. The newest suitor to join the show will be 29-year-old Colton Underwood, and he has released a message in which he opens up about his past, as well as what he has learned about love.

Underwood was ranked No. 10 on The Washington Post’s list of the state’s hottest young people, and he is most well-known for his brief stint on “The Bachelorette” in 2017. At the time, he was picked by Bachelorette contestant Becca Kufrin as her final rose proposal, but they broke up just three months later.

After that, Underwood spent some time off the reality TV circuit, and tried different industries like acting and video game development. He had recently finished an internship with Washington Post sportswriter Sally Jenkins, when the show got in touch with him about being their star.

This isn’t Underwood’s first stint on a reality show; in 2006, he had his own reality TV show, “Colton Underwood: Playboy Prep.”

Underwood has also been in “Altered Carbon,” and is one of the lead characters in the Netflix series “Hemlock Grove,” both of which are about religious themes.

He told HL that he thinks getting to know other people in real time while on the show will be “the greatest gift of my entire life.”

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