Robby Hayes is one of the men vying for JoJo Fletcher's roses on ABC's The Bachelorette 2016 season this spring. This bachelor is already generating a lot of buzz and Reality Steve's spoilers have teased that he may be one to watch as Fletcher's search for love plays out. What do viewers need to know about Robby?
Hayes is from Jacksonville, Florida, and he is 27-years-old. He does some modeling, but he is also a sales rep for Myrtha Pools USA, Reality Steve's spoilers indicate. This contestant attended Florida State University and he graduated in 2011, having studied real estate and finance. It seems he is now attending the University of Miami to get a master's degree in finance. He was an All-American athlete and his LinkedIn profile details that he was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity while at FSU.
This Bachelorette contestant is from a relatively large family, as he has four younger siblings. Hayes, his parents, his two brothers, and his two sisters seem to be a very close-knit family. Robby details in his ABC biography that he wants to have a large family as well, and he doesn't want to wait long. He says that he wants three to five kids, and his future wife should know that he doesn't want to stop at just two.
This bachelor was a competitive swimmer for quite some time during his younger days, and he says that he thrives when he is a party starter. He considers himself to be gentle, motivated, and handsome and he loves to dress up. Hayes also says he's a romantic guy and that his favorite flower is the honeysuckle.
There is a fair amount of buzz online already about Robby's love life prior to joining Season 12 of The Bachelorette. Reality Steve's spoilers detailed that Hayes was in a long-term relationship with a gal named Hope Higginbotham on-and-off for about four years, and it seems that they split very close to the time he left to film Fletcher's season. It isn't clear how exactly the split transpired, and he certainly isn't the first "Bachelor Nation" contestant to become single right before leaving home to film the show.
However, some Bachelorette fans are questioning Hayes' sincerity in pursuing Fletcher if he split with Hope just a month or two before filming began. Is he pursuing love on reality television for the right reasons? Will his recent split be a factor in how long he lasts or how well he connects with JoJo? Many have most definitely also noticed that Robby's ex-girlfriend seems to bear something of a resemblance to the gal handing out roses this spring, and many will be curious to see how it all works out.