Who Is Bachelor in Paradise Contestant Jesse Kovacs?
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Who Is Bachelor in Paradise Contestant Jesse Kovacs?

Jesse Kovacs. Ring any bells? If you're a lifelong Bachelor devotee, it certainly should. The super hot SoCal boy has been off the radar for the last four years, but there was a time not too long ago when he was a frequent front-pager. Now, he's back in the spotlight for Bachelor in Paradise, when he'll make his third appearance on a franchise. Here's a look at the foxy fella with the sweet smile:

Age: 32

Hometown: San Diego, California

First appeared: The Bachelorette Season 5 with Jillian Harris, where he finished 5/6 with Michael Stagliano

Other appearances: Bachelor Pad Season 1, so you know he's used to being the guinea pig on whatever wacky summer show the rose-huffing execs wanna throw at him.

Occupation: Last we saw him, he was a winemaker, but he's had his hand in the opening of a vapor bar within the last couple months. Just google it — we'll wait.

Show dating history: He and BP1 gal Elizabeth Kitt — who's now married to Ty Brown — had a thing. It was cute, until it went up in flames. He accused her of trashing him on her blog; she accused him of just trying to stay in the spotlight. It was a mess and he moved on to a less flower-loving girl for four years.

Most memorable moment: Uh, someone wanna loan us a VHS of his appearances? We seem to have filled that space with the last four years of shows... All we really remember is that he was pretty sweet and lovely on Bachelorette, with his brompany (uh, that's a company with your brother) making wine, but then he was kind of a deeb on BP1.

Likelihood of finding love in Paradise: He didn't seem all that certain of finding it, when we talked to him around the premiere, but we're keeping our fingers crossed just the same. Because, hottttttie.

Bachelor in Paradise spoilers: We'll have to see how this plays out...

What do you think of Jesse throwing his keys into the bowl of love that is BiP?