The Winter Olympics may be underway, but what fans of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette are really excited for is the new reality spin-off, The Bachelor Winter Games, which premieres on Tuesday, Feb. 13. The show will feature some familiar faces as well as a few new ones — who competed on international versions of The Bachelor franchise. One name you'll want to remember is Courtney Dober, a cast member on Season 2 of The Bachelorette Australia, which aired in 2016. Here's what you need to know about the aspiring actor.
He wasn't ready to commit on The Bachelorette.
Courtney made it pretty far on The Bachelorette Australia, coming in fourth when everything was said and done. But he apparently sent Georgia Love (the show's lead) some seriously mixed messages.
In an interview with Pop Sugar Australia, Courtney said, "It sort of got to the point where Georgia needed — and this is completely understandable — she needed people to be 100 percent certain of whether or not they could fall in love with her by the end of the show. And I was always very honest and I stayed true to myself. I never wanted to say or do anything that wasn't me, I didn't want to lie to her and say things for the entertainment factor or because it was a television show."
He was the proud recipient of — wait for it — the first impression rose.
On the Australian Bachelorette, Courtney received the coveted first impression rose, which evidently comes with some serious privileges down under, such as being able to control the dates for a week! From the sound of things, this dude is supremely charming.
He has a career in show biz already.
While he may be making his American debut this week, the 31-year-old is no stranger to being in the limelight (aside from being on The Bachelorette Australia). According to the Daily Mail, Courtney has worked as a TV host for several networks, including Disney, as well as the network that airs The Bachelor in Australia. He's also signed to Chic Talent Management and Scoop Model Management. And, he has his own kids' show on Disney called Kim and Courtney's Theory of Awesomeness.
He invented a super important medical bracelet.
According to Courtney's Twitter bio, he's a "traveller, car lover, and Product Designer by degree." One of his clever designs? Rubber medical bracelets that identify if a child has asthma, allergies, or could go into anaphylactic shock. The company that makes the bracelets — Clever Dux — is apparently run by him and his brother.
He invented a cardboard chair.
Clearly, this man never sleeps. In addition to being an actor, model, and medical bracelet pioneer, Courtney also designed a chair — made out of cardboard. Aptly called The Cardboard Chair, the product's website says, "[The chair] is sure to grab attention with it's Eco-friendly appearance and innovative design." Evidently, it's meant to be used at outdoor events such as festivals, sports games, and open-air cinemas. We can't figure out if this is brilliant or ridiculous!
Love The Bachelor? Be sure to join our Bachelor Facebook group to chat about all the latest updates, exclusive interviews, and juicy gossip!