Nick Viall is the next star of The Bachelor, giving new meaning to the phrase, "If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again." He's a polarizing figure in the Bachelor community, having appeared on multiple seasons. In case you're not familiar with the guy, here are some basic facts about him that you should know before you check out season 21 on Monday night!
Nick is 35 years old and from Milwaukee, WI. As his LinkedIn profile states (yes, we looked it up), he's an account executive at Salesforce. Let's face it, though, at this point his job is Professional Bachelor.
As fans know, Nick originally appeared on Andi Dorfman's season of The Bachelorette in 2014. He memorably came in second place, while Andi chose Josh Murray. (They broke up and Dorfman wrote about both men in her book.) He then surprised fans by showing up on the next season of The Bachelorette in pursuit of Kaitlyn Bristowe. Again, he was the runner-up! Kaitlyn chose Shawn Booth in the end, crushing Nick. Viall then resurfaced on this Summer's season of Bachelor in Paradise. He initially fell for Amanda Stanton . . . then Josh Murray snatched her away. He's currently dating Jen Saviano on the show and promos show him shopping for a ring, but if he's the next Bachelor, I think we can assume things don't go well — insert sad face. Basically, if anyone deserves to be a girl's first choice, it's Nick.