Colton Underwood’s depth in The Bachelor franchise makes him both a fan favorite and the target of intense scrutiny. The former NFL player first appeared on Becca Kufrin’s season of The Bachelorette in 2018. After being eliminated post-hometown dates, Underwood appeared on Bachelor in Paradise where the dating show highlighted his tumultuous relationship with Tia Boothe.
ABC chose Underwood as the bachelor for the 23rd season of the titular series. Focusing on his virginity and football career, the show followed the Indiana native as he eliminated his final two contestants in pursuit of Cassie Randolph, who agreed to date him sans engagement. The couple dated from November 2018 until May 2020. Randolph was granted a temporary restraining order after Underwood allegedly stalked and harassed her.
In April 2021, Underwood publicly came out as gay on Good Morning America. His Netflix series, Coming Out Colton, aired in November 2021.
- Full name: Colton Scott Underwood
- Age: 29 (January 26, 1992)
- Height: 6’3″
- Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana (born)
- Net worth: estimated $1 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth