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UPDATE: Unfortunately for Zak Waddell, Des wasn't feeling as strongly as he was even after meetings his adorable family. The Bachelorette cut him lose during the Hometown Dates episode, sending Zak home so heartbroken he tossed his cherished Atlantic City ring on the limo ride out of town.

Desiree Hartsock didn't win Sean Lowe's heart on The Bachelor, but she's getting a second chance at love on The Bachelorette! This brunette beauty hopes to find Mr. Right during her epic round-the-world love journey, but some of her contestants are more than a little mysterious. Take Zak Waddell, a thirty-something drilling engineer from San Antonio, Texas.

This southern gent works at AIP Incorporated, and has a B.S. in Psychology and English from Texas A&M, as well as a Masters of Humanities in Politics and Philosophy from University of Dallas, but little else is known about him. The good news? Zak's Linkedin profile is a mine of information (LOL, drilling jokes), and thanks to the cached version we know that he served as a Congressional Liaison in the United States Senate from 2006-2007, before moving on to the wonderful world of mud drilling! Yep, dude flops around in mud for a living, and we officially love him.

"My experience as a Mud Engineer allows me to work directly with Drilling Operations," Zak's cached Linkedin reads. "I have a solid knowledge of Drilling Processes with an expertise in Drilling Fluids." So many dirty jokes, so little time.  

We don't know much about what Zak Attack does in his free time, but it appears that he loves nothing more than "liking" videos on YouTube. Check out his profile here, and don't forget to troll around his Facebook page for some pics of him in man jewelry!

Source: Reality Steve