Get to Know Derek Peth, ‘Bachelorette’ 2016 Contestant (PHOTOS)
Proving you can be both a lover and a moneymaker is Season 12 contestant Derek Peth, a Midwestern hunk who is the definition true renaissance man.
According to Reality Steve, the 29-year-old is a former athlete, having run track at Wartburg College. (Though that’s nothing compared to his dad, who was inducted into the Wisconsin Basketball Hall of Fame.)
After school, he moved to NYC and now works as a banker on Wall Street. Dayum!
Outside of his obvious ambition, the Iowa-raised fella is a family man, close with his previously-mentioned dad, mom, and sister Rachel. Also showing emotional vulnerability is his love of music; he even has a YouTube page where he plays guitar and sings covers.
Check out him singing Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” below:
So it’s no surprise this one’s first interaction goes well with the 25-year-old Bachelorette — good enough, in fact, he’s invited on the first 1-on-1 date of the season.
Whether that’s sustainable remains to be seen, but we are feeling good about Derek.
The Bachelorette premieres Monday, May 23 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
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