Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe has 25 guys to pick from this season, but contestant Ben Zorn makes quite an impression on her during a group date. Who is Ben, and does he make it to the final two at the Final Rose Ceremony?
The premiere of the Bachelorette Season 11 airs May 18, but fans are already curious about the guys who voted to keep Kaitlyn over Britt Nilsson on the first night in the mansion. One guy who decided to stick around for Kaitlyn is Ben Zorn, a hunky personal trainer from San Jose, California.
According to Reality Steve, Zorn won the group date rose during the filming of Episode 2 in Los Angeles. Eight guys reportedly duked it out in a boxing ring, and the competition was judged by retired pro boxer Laila Ali, Kaitlyn, and host Chris Harrison. Ben won two rounds, and the championship round, and was given a rose during the after-party.
There’s no doubt that Ben had the upper hand in the competition — he’s obviously in great shape. The 26-year-old, who lives in San Jose, California, is a personal trainer at Diesel Fueled Fitness and ClubSport. He was a football player at San Jose State University before graduating in 2012.
Whether Ben is winning Kaitlyn’s heart over with his big muscles and charming smile, or if he’s already been eliminated, is not known at this point. Filming for hometowns gets underway this week, so fans can expect to read spoilers about Kaitlyn’s final four soon.
However, it appears that Zorn planned to go the distance when he signed up to become a contestant on the Bachelorette. Before he left for filming in March, he left a long-winded “goodbye” message on his Zorn Fitness Facebook page. Of note, he used the word “journey” — a word he will undoubtedly hear several times while he’s on the show.
“Good Luck to everyone starting this new session!! You are going to do great! Can’t wait to come back and see all the progress you’ve made… Can’t wait to see you all… and see how much of a change you have made! This is your journey, how far will you go?”
If Ben does not get the final rose from Kaitlyn, perhaps fans will see his buff physique on the sunny beaches of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. That’s where Bachelor in Paradise 2 will be filmed, and one or more of the guys from Kaitlyn’s season of the Bachelorette are expected to be part of the cast.
Find out if Ben Zorn turns out to be the love of Kaitlyn Bristowe’s life. Tune in to watch the two-night premiere of the Bachelorette on May 18 and 19 on ABC.
[Images: Ben Zorn/Facebook, Splash News]