The fourth time was not the charm for Nick Viall …but it makes for an entertaining bachelor.
Bachelor Nation first met the Wisconsin native during andy dorfmanseason 10 High school, which aired in 2014. After finishing as runner-up, Nick returned to kaitlyn bristoweseason 11 High school. He subsequently made history when he came in second place for the second time. While Nick and Kaitlyn had a rocky relationship after she accepted a proposal from shawn Booth, showed that they were back on good terms when he joked about his proposal on air on the Bachelor: The Best Seasons, Ever! in June 2020.
“It was like waving at someone who is waving at the person behind… but a million times worse. TBH I look back at this time in my life and have nothing but positive memories,” she wrote via Instagram. “I just didn’t think ABC would have us relive the entire failed proposal tomorrow night… It really was a season for the story. You never know how you see things as time goes by. I’m glad I can call KB a good friend!”
While Kaitlyn and Shawn called it quits in November 2018, Nick appeared on single in paradise season 3. After forming a connection with Jen SavianoNick opted to leave the beach alone and fans were shocked when ABC named him the bachelor of the 21st season. And while he found love with Vanessa Grimaldithey called off their engagement several months after the end of 2017.
Three years later, Nick reunited with several of his contestants to record patreon episodes of your podcast.
“Apparently, those childish pranks make me shudder to look at them, [but] It was great television,” Nick said during an episode with runner-up raven doors, speaking about the “sexual narrative” of the show. “I was fine with the editing, but it’s hard for me to look back.”
He continued: “Even with Vanessa, we didn’t work out, but I was going to pick her. That’s who I fell in love with. I was crazy about her and I don’t regret things like that. She had a hard time letting go and enjoying. I felt so responsible for everyone.”
Scroll on for an update on Nick’s season’s biggest names: (Spoiler alert: LOTS of influencers and seasons in single in paradise ahead.)