He’s Mr. Sunshine: Ryan is the director of business development at REC Solar, a company that sells and installs solar electric power plants. He started working for the company in 2002 after studying business at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo. According to his LinkedIn profile, he joined as the fourth employee and stuck with it through years of growth. You know what that means: He's loyal! According to his bio, his greatest achievement to date is “building what is now one of the largest solar electricity companies in the U.S.” Go, Earth man!
He’s adventurous: The most outrageous thing he’s ever done is “extreme skiing/boarding with avalanche beacons, airbag packs, and a helicopter in the Andes of Chile.” That’s pretty impressive.
He’s a Patriots fan: If he could be someone else for just one day, Ryan would be “Tom Brady — guy has everything ... intelligence, athleticism, love, family, wealth, looks, and a Super Bowl ring.” Ashley is from Maine and chances are there are some Pats fans in her family, so this could be a good answer.
He’s popular with fans: Ryan is currently destroying the competition in our poll: “Vote Now! Which Bachelorette Season 7 Contestant Is the Hottest?” He has more than 1,130 votes, and chances are someone is voting repeatedly for him. (Ashley, is that you?) As a fan named “vallinmegvan” noted under his ABC profile, “He looks like Matthew Morrison from Glee, but better looking :-).” Seriously, we’ll take him if Ashley passes.
**SPOILER ALERT**: Ashley will likely be hanging on to this guy for a while. Reality Steve hasn’t finished spoiling Season 7, but he says Ryan P. gets Ashley’s first impression rose, and he stays at least until the Hong Kong dates, which include the final eight bachelors. Could he make it to the end?
Sources: LinkedIn, ABC, Reality Steve
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