A virgin and a sex-positive Bachelorette. It’s producer 101, which is why fans want to know Bachelorette 2021 spoilers about Mike Planeta‘s time on Katie’s season and whether his virginity will be an issue in their relationship.
Mike is one of 30-plus contestants on season 17 of The Bachelorette with Katie Thurston. Katie a 30-year-old bank marketing manager from Renton, Washington, was announced as the season 17 Bachelorette at the “After the Final Rose” special for season 25 of The Bachelor with Matt James in March. Katie was a contestant on Matt’s season and was eliminated in 10th place, which makes her one of the earliest Bachelor or Bachelorette eliminees to become the lead of her own season. (Michelle Young, a 27-year-old teacher from Edina, Minnesota, was also announced as the season 18 Bachelorette. Her season will premiere later this year.)
Katie filmed season 16 of The Bachelorette from the beginning of March to the end of April at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa in New Mexico. Instead of Chris Harrison, her season was hosted by season 16 Bachelorette Tayshia Adams and season 11 Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe.
In her Bachelor bio for Matt’s season, Katie said that she wants a man who is as “daring and adventurous” as she is. “Katie knows exactly what she wants in a man and is done wasting her time on boys who won’t live up to her expectations,” her bio read. “She is a witty storyteller who says when she finds someone worth committing to, she is the most loving and committed partner anyone could ask for. Katie is daring and adventurous.”
Her bio continued, “While Katie is serious about finding her person, she needs a man who can laugh along with her but is okay with him laughing at her too when the moment calls for it. Katie is looking for a mature man who has ambitions to succeed in everything he does, both personally and professionally. Her dream man will be passionate about building a long-term life with her and will treat Katie as his equal in the relationship. Nothing turns her off more than someone who sits around playing video games all day or a man who tries to kiss her at the inopportune moment … it’s all about creating the right vibe with Katie!”
Mike checks a lot of boxes for Katie. He’s loving and committed. But there are a lot of differences between them too. So how far does Mike make it on Katie’s season? Well, read on for the Bachelorette 2021 spoilers about Mike we know so far.
Who is Mike from The Bachelorette?
Mike, who is also called Mikey, is a 31-year-old from San Diego, California. As he explained in the premiere of The Bachelorette season 17, he is a virgin and is saving himself for marriage. He told Katie this in episode 2. “When people find out that this great-looking guy used to play professional baseball, they assume that he must be a ‘player,’ but that could not be further from the truth,” his Bachelorette bio reads. “Mike grew up in a very loving family where the cornerstone of his upbringing was his faith. He has always been a one-woman type of guy, but due to his successful run in the MLB, dating was never really a priority in his life. Now, after retiring from baseball and opening up a gym for high school athletes, Mike is ready to focus on the missing piece in his life – finding love.”
His bio continues, “Mike describes himself as easygoing, social, goofy and disciplined. He is looking for a woman who loves staying active, will make him laugh, and most importantly, has the same set of values as he does. Mike’s family is extremely important to him so, ideally, he is looking to find someone whom his parents and three sisters absolutely adore. Mike loves his life and is 100% ready to share his life with the woman of his dreams. Is Katie that woman? Only time will tell.”
For his fun facts, Mike listed the following:
– Mike does not like dessert.
– Mike occasionally describes himself as basic.
– Mike’s goal is to visit 100 countries.
What is Mike’s job?
Mike owns a gym in San Diego. Before his current career, he was a Minor League Baseball player and outfielder for the Baltimore Orioles. Prior to that, Mike played college basketball for Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, California. He graduated from Point Loma in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and exercise science. In 2017, he also received a master’s degree from the school in sport and fitness administration and management. According to his Linkedin, Mike has also worked for companies like Lululemon and EXOS. Reality Steve also reports that he works as a personal trainer.
Does Mike win The Bachelorette?
So…does Mike win The Bachelorette? No, he doesn’t. The winner is Blake Moynes, a 30-year-old wildlife manager from Ontario, Canada, who became a surprise contestant on Katie’s season in episode 4. As Bachelor Nation members know, Blake was also a contestant on season 16 of The Bachelorette with Clare Crawley and Tayshia Adams, where he was eliminated in ninth place. According to Reality Steve, Blake proposed to Katie at the Final Rose Ceremony, and they’re engaged and still together.
As for who else makes it to the end of Katie’s season, Reality Steve reports that her three finalists are: Justin Glaze, a 26-year-old investment sales consultant from Baltimore, Maryland; Greg Grippo, a 27-year-old marketing sales representative from Edison, New Jersey; and Blake. For more spoilers about The Bachelorette 2021, click here.
To get more of an inside scoop, check out Los Angeles Times writer Amy Kaufman’s book, Bachelor Nation: Inside the World of America’s Favorite Guilty Pleasure, for a deep dive into the Bachelor franchise. The book uncovers the secrets of Bachelor Nation, from how much the Bachelor and the Bachelorette are paid to the rules contestants have to follow, that producers don’t want fans to know. It’s a must-read for any Bachelor Nation member.
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