During this time, he pursued a relationship with Tia Booth-another Bachelor contestant who appeared on Arie Luyendyk's season and briefly dated Underwood before he went on Kufrin's season. Many have also protested showrunner Mike Fleiss's decision to not cast a person of color, noting that there has yet to be a black Bachelor.
After Underwood's break up with Booth on BIP5, he took to Instagram, writing a goodbye message to Booth. "Thank you for teaching me even more about myself, and most importantly, for your friendship that I know will continue far beyond Paradise", Colton wrote.
Let's hope Colton Underwood is more successful on "The Bachelor" than he was in the NFL. "Don't settle for anything less than the world, because that's what you deserve. Can't wait to see what the future has in store for you and catch up on life some day, preferably over a hot dog dinner".
Despite their efforts, Booth and Underwood were unable to make things work. He made news on that show by publicly declaring his virginity, among other things.
Time to start lining up the long-stemmed red roses: A new Bachelor is ready to find his one true love - or at least woo a couple dozen woman before inevitably landing a spot on Dancing with the Stars. I predict she probably will at some point, just not as a competitor. There's the, 'Is he ready for this?' angle with Tia, and is that still hanging over him?
But don't worry, there's always life after "The Bachelorette". "They've helped me grow and discover who I am and what I'm looking for in a wife". The 26-year-old former National Football League star is familiar to viewers thanks to his 4th-place finish on Becca Kufrin's recent season of The Bachelorette, followed by a stint on Bachelor in Paradise.