Who Is Jean-Paul LaCount? Bachelorette 2012 Contestant Background Info
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Who Is Jean-Paul LaCount? Bachelorette 2012 Contestant Background Info

A big part of why we love The Bachelorette is that it gives us the chance getting to know a gaggle of new hot guys, and this time they’re all vying for the lovely Emily Maynard’s affection! We’ve identified some early front-runners — like Dutch-born car racer Arie Luyendyk, Jr. and hipster philanthropist Jef Holm — but what about some of the dark horses?

Meet Jean-Paul LaCount, northern California native (don’t let the French name fool you).

Who Is Jean-Paul LaCount? Bachelorette 2012 Contestant Background Info
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When ABC divulged that Jean-Paul’s a marine biologist, they only scratched the surface of this guy’s varied interests. True, he earned a B.S. in Marine Biology/Ecology from San Diego State University in 2000, but he also hobbies as a wildlife and travel “documentarian” who’s travelled the world, particularly Southeast Asia. According to Jean-Paul’s ABC interview, the travel bug bit him one day and three weeks later, he embarked on a 6-month globe-trotting journey. We’re going to say that Jean-Paul’s impulsivity and adventurous spirit earn him instant hot points. If that doesn’t do it for you, check out these pictures he shot of wild butterflies. Kind of adorable.

Who Is Jean-Paul LaCount? Bachelorette 2012 Contestant Background Info
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But Jean-Paul isn’t all big dreams, butterflies and wanderlust. He makes his living consulting with environmental strategy firms and poring over analytic data for nonprofits and educational organizations. Way to make a living while also making the world a better place — we like him already! But it’s Emily you really have to win over, Jean Paul.

Source: Facebook, LinkedIn, Berkeley.edu

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05.15.2012 / 03:27 AM EDT by Daynah Burnett
Related: The Bachelorette, The Bachelor, Jean-Paul LaCount

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