West Lee 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 28-year-old bachelor from Columbia, South Carolina:

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He's an acting politician — like the Governator: He likes snowboarding, playing guitar, writing, acting and politics. At Clemson University in South Carolina — where he received his B.A. in Spanish, Political Science, and Speech & Communication — he wrote for the student newspaper, acted with the Clemson Players and was elected a Student Senator.

He can whisper sweet nothings in Spanish: He speaks fluent Spanish, having studied abroad at Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Tarragona, Spain in 2001.

He's a frat boy: He pledged Phi Delta Theta at Clemson and Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity at Washington and Lee University Law School.

He's a lawyer: He's been working as an Assistant Attorney General at the South Carolina Attorney General's Office since September 2008.

He has a tragic past: According to Reality Steve, West got married right out of college but his wife passed away a few years ago. Will that tragedy be part of his story on The Bachelorette, à la Chris Lambton and Emily Maynard?

Sources: LinkedIn, Reality Steve

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