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5 Things You Need to Know About Season 7 Bachelorette Contestant Jon Ellsworth

Jon Ellsworth is one of the contestants vying for Ashley Hebert’s affections on Season 7 of The Bachelorette. Here are a few things to know about the 26-year-old bachelor from Vancouver, Washington:


He's an ex-Marine: Tough guy alert! Jon was in the U.S. Marine Corps from 2004 to 2009. He served with Operation Talon Vision in the South China Sea and Philippines, and offered “East Asian Support” in Operation Enduring Freedom. And get this — he reportedly had career perfect physical fitness test scores. We hope there are plenty of shirtless scenes to show off his Kiptyn Locke-worthy abs.

He's well-traveled: Trips around the world won't be, uh, foreign to this guy. He's been deployed to Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima, Iwakuni and Hiroshima, Japan; Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands; Micronesia; South China Sea; Philippines; Pearl Harbor; and Alaska.

He's a weapons expert: Don't tick off Jon! This weapons specialist is a four-time M16 expert rifleman. He was Division Crew Leader and Division Supervisor of high explosive bombs, rockets, ammunition, and missiles on the F-18 Delta/Charlie fighter jet.

He has spy potential: According to his LinkedIn profile, Jon was offered a position at the Pentagon for high-profile political security and counter intel.

He's an entrepreneur: In a complete break from the military stuff, he's now the president of a startup site called, billed as "The world’s first reverse auction where items drop in price according to the level of consumer participation (Peeking) and where the discounts provided are in turn controlled by the consumer.. Not the seller!” It was set to open April 2011.

Sources: LinkedIn, Reality Steve

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04.5.2011 / 03:02 AM EDT by Gina Carbone
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