Who Is Derek Peth Of ABC’s ‘The Bachelorette’ 2016 Season With JoJo Fletcher?

Derek Peth is one of the bachelors participating in ABC’s the Bachelorette 2016 season with JoJo Fletcher. Viewers may not have seen all that much of him during the premiere, but he will be getting the first one-on-one date of the season, and he will surely have fans anxious to learn more about him. What’s the scoop on this bachelor?

As Reality Steve’s spoilers detail, Derek Peth is from Iowa and attended Warburg College. These days, he lives in New York and is in the banking industry. This Bachelorette contestant’s LinkedIn page notes that he was a three-time NCAA All-American in track and field, and the Wartburg College Circuit details that Peth grew up in the Wartburg College area, having attended Waverly-Shell Rock High School nearby. In addition, Derek’s father is the Wartburg basketball coach.

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After college, Derek moved to Florida for a while, and then he relocated to New York. He works as a commercial banker now, but he also has an interest in music, and his Instagram and YouTube pages have a number of videos of him singing and playing the guitar. This 29-year-old Bachelorette contestant notes in his ABC biography that he knows that his baby-blue eyes garner a lot of attention, but he also describes himself as being compassionate and someone who has a thirst for learning and knowledge. He joked with JoJo during their first moments chatting with one another that he used to look like Harry Potter and that he considers himself to be a bit of a nerd, but viewers can tell there is more to this bachelor than that.

Peth loves Star Wars, Field of Dreams, and Hook, and he says that the historical person he most admires is Ben Franklin. He jokes about fearing fluffy kittens and thinking that the only thing he would need on a deserted island is duct tape, and he admits to a drunken skinny-dipping incident in the ocean in his past. As much as he may have joked around in his bio, this Bachelorette contestant also mentioned how his parents have been married for more than three decades, and he is ready to find the women he can spend his life with as well.

Could Derek Peth garner JoJo Fletcher’s final rose this spring? Reality Steve’s spoilers have revealed the supposed scoop on that front, but it will take a while before Bachelorette viewers get to see if his Bachelorette intel was correct. This bachelor is said to be around for a bit during Season 12, and he reportedly does get a rose from JoJo during their first one-on-one date.

According to Reality Steve’s spoilers, there is a very good chance that Peth will continue to be involved in the franchise for a while, even if he doesn’t score Fletcher’s final rose. Could he perhaps follow a path somewhat similar to Tanner Tolbert, who went from Kaitlyn Bristowe’s season of The Bachelorette without finding love to Bachelor in Paradise, where he met the woman of his dreams in Jade Roper?

This is one bachelor who already has fans buzzing, and everybody will be anxious to see more of him. It may end up being a bit of a surprise that this bachelor ends up with the first date of Season 12, but from the sounds of things, the date goes well. The sparks will be flying between JoJo Fletcher and Derek Peth during Episode 2 of ABC’s Bachelorette 2016 season, and it sounds like there may be quite a bit more to come from this contender. Season 12 is airing on Monday nights on ABC, and viewers cannot wait to see how this one plays out.

[Image via Derek Peth’s Instagram]