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The Bachelorette

Who Is Joe Gendreau? Bachelorette 2012 Contestant Background Info

A big part of why we love this new season of The Bachelorette is that it gives us the chance to get to know a gaggle of new hot guys 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 with less screen time so far?

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Meet Dawson Leary look-alike Joe Gendreau, Florida native who currently lives in Los Angeles. Joe graduated from University of Florida, and now works as a Field Energy Advisor. Sounds innocent enough, but some digging reveals that Joe’s got a few skeletons in the closet!

Public court records show that Joe was pinched by the law twice: In 2008 for driving under the influence, and in 2005 for urinating in public (um, ew). The thing is — Emily has said she likes bad boys, so maybe Joe’s legal run-ins will prove to be more of a turn-on than a deal-breaker?

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What may not bode so well for Joe’s future are the internet rumors that Joe already has a girlfriend — one who looks a whole lot like Emily! While we can’t confirm this rumor either way, this since-removed twitpic of him with an unidentified blonde certainly seems suspicious!

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05.22.2012 / 07:30 AM EDT by Daynah Burnett
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