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Colton Underwood burst onto the scene during Season 14 of “The Bachelorette.” It was his good looks, love for dogs and vulnerability that charmed not only Bachelorette Becca Kufrin, but all of Bachelor Nation. This former NFL player made a play for Kufrin’s heart but was sadly sent home after professing he had fallen in love. Now, Underwood is back and ready to capture hearts across America yet again when he returns for another shot at love, starring in the 23rdseason of ABC’s hit romance reality series “The Bachelor.”

Underwood, 27, notably spoke to Kufrin very candidly about his virginity during Season 14 of “The Bachelorette,” and won over America when he opened up about the sensitive topic during an emotional conversation on “The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All” reunion. After a summer of growth and a new perspective on what he is looking for, Underwood is more than ready for this next chapter.

Underwood was born in Indianapolis and grew up in the small town of Washington, Illinois. He is part of a loving, blended family with his seven siblings, father and stepmother, and mother and stepfather. It was Underwood’s close relationship to his family that sparked his idea to start the Legacy Foundation, a charity for cystic fibrosis, something that his 6-year-old cousin, Harper, was diagnosed with as a baby.

When Underwood isn’t planning his next life-changing donation for his foundation, you can find him hiking through the Colorado Rockies with his two rescue dogs or driving windows-down with his favorite country music playing. This all-American man is looking for a teammate who will join him for a life full of adventure, philanthropy and lasting love; and he is confident that he will find her on “The Bachelor.”