Why Colton Underwood Is the Right Choice for 'Bachelor,' According to Producers

Sep 05, 2018, 02:03
Why Colton Underwood Is the Right Choice for 'Bachelor,' According to Producers

Underwood initially competed on Becca Kufrin's season of The Bachelorette, though he was ultimately sent home towards the end of the season. He thanked her for her friendship, noting that he knew it would continue beyond the time they had in Mexico.

The 26-year-old gained attention for opening up about his virginity on Kufrin's season, where he placed fourth. Underwood said after the announcement was made Tuesday morning on ABC's "Good Morning America". After spending several episodes with Tia Booth, he finally confessed things were not going to work out between then and drove away in tears once again.

He told The Hollywood Reporter that "it was something that I hid and I lied about it a lot growing up in high school and in college due to sports".

Colton is best known in Bachelor Nation for his relationship with fellow contestant Tia Booth.

Underwood's season of The Bachelor premieres in January 2019.

Football player Colton Underwood and Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman attend the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Ceremony 2016 at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on December 12, 2016 in New York City.

Colton Underwood is the new Bachelor, despite not being the overwhelming fan favorite. Oh and did we mention that Colton also dated Becca's good friend Tia Booth. Tia was devastated by Colton's decision to break it off, and she encouraged him to focus on himself. "He's a former football player who now runs a charity". 'He played professionally for three teams before an injury forced him to retire. Subsequently, an "After the Final Rose" episode was tacked onto the season to allow viewers-and the show's contestants-to process their feelings, and an Internet firestorm erupted.