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After being nominated by his employees to appear on the show, Aaron Buerge embraced the opportunity to meet 25 women who shared his desire to find a soul mate. Born in Butler, Missouri, Aaron graduated from the University of Missouri at Rolla in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering, and went on to earn an MBA in international finance from Clemson University. At the time of his reveal as the Bachelor, Aaron worked as a senior vice president of a small bank in Springfield, Missouri, and spent his free time boating, water skiing, and playing the piano.

Aaron’s journey as the second Bachelor began when he met 25 excited women, all ready for the adventure of a lifetime. Throughout their journey, Aaron and the women traveled to beautiful locations in Napa Valley, Lake Powell, Big Bear, and Anaheim. After traveling to Aspen, San Francisco, and Hawaii for Fantasy Suites, Aaron brought his final two women home to Missouri to meet his parents.

Aaron’s journey as the Bachelor ended when he proposed to Helene Eksterowicz, a 27-year-old school psychologist from Gloucester, New Jersey.