Occupation: Lumber trader (yes, that’s a real thing), fitness model
Hometown: Portland, OR
Emily Maynard isn’t just your average 26-year-old single lady; she’s also a single mom to her 6-year-old daughter, Ricki Hendrick. Turns out, her crop of Bachelorette Season 8 contestants includes more than one single dad — including Seattle realtor Doug Clerget, who has an 11-year-old son. Add one more name to the Bachelorette hot dads list: Tony Pieper, a lumber trader and fitness model from — where else? — Portland, OR.
Reality Steve released news of Tony’s place competing for Emily’s heart, and judging from previous spoiler photos, we’re pretty sure this guy makes it as far as England (if not further) with our Princess Em. Who is this hunky Oregonian? Tony, 30, has been divorced for two years and has a five-year-old son. He got his degree in international business from Oregon State University (Go Beavers!) and currently works at Greenwood Products specializing in “niche markets.”
A co-worker gushes about Tony on his Linked In profile: “Tony is an intensely eager young man that is rarely frustrated by the rejection that one enjoys in sales. I was in ear-shot of many of his calls and remember him to be extremely professional, regardless of the customer that he was working with at the time. He works many long and hard hours. He is interested in long-term relationships with all his clients.”
Seems like Tony is ready for a long-term relationship in all part of his life! We like this dude already.