The twenty-first season of The Bachelor premiered on January 2, 2017. This season features 36-year-old Nick Viall, a software sales executive from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, who currently resides in Chicago, Illinois.
Viall attended the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Viall was the runner-up on both the 10th season and the 11th season of The Bachelorette featuring Andi Dorfman and Kaitlyn Bristowe respectively. He also finished in 7th/8th place on the 3rd season of Bachelor in Paradise along with Bachelor alumna Jennifer Saviano.