Our girl Rachel Lindsay may have been caught off-guard by Bryan Abasolo‘s first impression rose-earning kiss on the premiere of The Bachelorette, but his ex-girlfriend Genavieve Boué definitely wasn’t. The Miami beauty, who dated the 37-year-old doctor about a year before his appearance on the reality dating competition, revealed exclusively to Life & Style that he also stole a kiss on their first date too.

“I wasn’t surprised at all because on our first date he immediately went in for a kiss and I noticed he did the same thing on the show,” she said. “That’s just how he is.” Genavieve, who owns her own online boutique, briefly dated Bryan for about two months after initially meeting on social media. However, she blames needing more time to get over an ex for their split.

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“He’s a really good guy. I could see why Rachel would like him,” she explained. “He’s what he describes himself to be, a go-getter. We had really good dates…” She went on to recall their most memorable date, which was when he ordered pizza for her after a long day of work and just hung out. Genavieve, who is also a big fan of the show, even revealed they watched an episode together at one point in their short but sweet relationship.

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However, she does have some advice for Rachel, who called her sexy smooch with Bryan the “hottest first kiss of her life,” if she wants to make it work with the Latino chiropractor. “I think that he’s the type of person where he says all his feelings and he’s not afraid to tell if he likes anybody,” she said. “So I think she needs to be the same way if she wants it to work.”

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And according to Genavieve, he is definitely there for the right reasons. “He deserves his chance. I believe he’s there for the right reasons,” she added. “He’s really close to his family… He’s just a really good guy. He may be portrayed one way on television, but that’s not how he should be portrayed.”

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