If you ask us, going on dates with 25 eligible hunks pretty much beats out any job you could find on, say, Monster.com. However, when 2014 Bachelorette Andi Dorfman isn’t busy handing out roses or listening to shirtless guys play acoustic guitar (we just assume) on the ABC dating show, she actually has a pretty important gig.
Andi, 27, earned her law degree at Wake Forest University School of Law and is now a federal prosecutor with Fulton County District Attorney’s office in Atlanta. No big deal. She specializes in taking down gangs and organized crime, so aspiring Tony Sopranos might not want to be part of her Bachelorette season.
In fact, Andi and her colleagues were in the middle of a big murder trial in February when she asked for an official leave of absence through June 1 to film The Bachelorette. Her boss didn’t sound thrilled about granting it to Andi, pointing out in a letter to Andi that her “request is highly unusual.” But ultimately, her boss granted the absence, calling assistant district attorney Andi a “highly valued” member of the office.
Will Andi return to her day job once the petals have settled? That remains to be seen. Plenty of Bachelor Nation stars have headed down new career paths after their moment in the rose-colored sun, including Ali Fedotowsky, who went from toiling away in the Facebook offices to smiling in front of the E! News cameras. Indeed, a source claims, “Andi doesn't want to go back to law after The Bachelorette. She wants to see where this takes her.”
Still, it’s great to have options, so Andi has time to decide whether she wants to continue her budding law career or see what other passions she might have. Plus, she’s reportedly pocketing $50,000 for her stint as Bachelorette, so she won’t be hurting for moolah anytime soon. And as one of the great thinkers of the 21st century might tell Andi about the fact that she’s experiencing a career-related malaise: “It’s OK.”
Do you think Andi will keep her job as an attorney once her Bachelorette tenure comes to an end?