Nick Viall made his franchise debut in 2014 on season 10 of The Bachelorette, which would end up being the first of many appearances. After coming in second on Andi Dorfman‘s season, he returned for season 11 and joined Katilyn Bristowe‘s season.
After he moved on to season 3 of Bachelor in Paradise — and when those didn’t work, he became the Bachelor.
“A lot of people have this perception that doing it four times is a failure,” he told Glamour in 2017.
“It’s not a competition, but I look at it like this: Look at Andi and Kaitlyn. I connected with two women that, in reality, I realize I wasn’t their type, but I was able to build very strong connections with both women. It didn’t work out and probably for the best, but there were also 24 men who went home before I did on both of those seasons. So, there were a lot of great things about those relationships. Ultimately they didn’t work out because I don’t think they were supposed to work out. I don’t think it was something that I did wrong. I don’t think if I would have done anything different that those relationships then would have worked out.”
From the start, the Wisconsin native had a bit of a villain vibe. After being blindsided by Dorfman on the finale, he revealed on the live After the Final Rose special that the two had slept together in the fantasy suite. During Bristowe’s season, he became even more known for his sex-positive attitude when the pair slept together earlier in the season during a date in Ireland.
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