Next month, Nick Viall will make his debut as The Bachelor and the folks at ABC are doing their best to convince us that the former sales rep turned model is looking for love after three failed attempts at trying to nail down his soul mate on the Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise.
Many of the men and women cast for the franchise’s popular reality dating shows — including Nick — do their best to make fans believe that a love story is all they are after. However, one former contestant — Josh Seiter, from Kaitlyn Bristowe’s season — isn’t afraid to reveal that he went on the show to further his career.
Guess what? His honesty is really paying off. And yes, he was the guy known as “the stripper” on The Bachelorette, but he’s not just any male stripper and he doesn’t need roses to define him.
Being forthcoming about his intentions (and very outspoken about Bachelor host Chris Harrison) didn’t get Josh cast on another overly produced season of Bachelor in Paradise. After appearing in one episode of the Bachelorette in May 2015, his career has really taken off. No, he’s not pimping out tooth whitener or Fit Fab Fun boxes on Instagram like so many Bachelor stars do.
The law school graduate has used his smarts to propel himself into a career in entertainment that includes an upcoming Las Vegas residency that may give Channing Tatum‘s Magic Mike Live revue a run for his money.
And that’s not all. It looks like Josh will be returning to our TV screens and he’ll be showing off his dancing skills and those killer abs. You’re welcome.
Josh tells the Inquisitr that he will be starring in a male revue in Las Vegas starting in March along with Jeff Timmons (remember 98 Degrees?) and “possibly one or two other gentlemen” from his Dreamboys group, known as Chicago’s hottest male revue.
Former 98 Degrees singer Jeff Timmons founded and hosted the E! network’s reality movie event, Men of the Strip that aired back in 2014. Timmons told Us Weekly that the film helped do away with some of the “pre-conceived ideas” people have about an all male revue and viewers got to see not only the guys doing their thing on stage but the all-important “behind-the-scenes aspects of their lives.
Josh states that another show — possibly called Men of the Strip II — is in the works, one that will be filmed for a major cable network during the group’s 8-9 week Vegas residency.
Although Seiter is not allowed at this time to reveal the name of the venue or the cable network, he says the venue is rumored to be up the Vegas strip from Channing’s revue. Look out Magic Mike!
While Josh waits for the Las Vegas residency and filming to begin, he’s not sitting back watching re-runs of the Bachelor or Bachelorette. Instead, he continues to perform with Dreamboys Chicago, not only in their downtown residency but on the road as well.
“We also travel to Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota,” Josh tells the Inquisitr. “Our biggest catch by far was headlining at the Ho Chunk Hotel and Casino in Wisconsin.”
Josh also revealed that he is doing more than just performing with the Dreamboys and getting ready for the Las Vegas residency, he’s also signed on as the face of Bfragranced cologne — so not only does he look great on stage, he smells great, too.
Josh Seiter stepped out of a limo on The Bachelorette 19 months ago and got razzed by host Chris Harrison for being “a stripper.”
And now he’s proving that a little heckling from a slightly faded reality TV host didn’t stop him from becoming one most prominent dancers in Chicago, getting personally picked by Jeff Simmons for the Las Vegas residency and forthcoming TV show, and become the face of an up and coming men’s cologne.
Handing out roses on a scripted TV show sounds just a wee bit lame, comparatively speaking.
While you wait for Josh to appear in Las Vegas, catch him on stage with Dreamboys at the LITE Chicago and follow him on Twitter @josh_seiter.
[Featured Image by Josh Seiter]