OK, I’m not really good at this pop culture stuff, and I don’t think I’ve ever watched The Bachelorette from start to finish, but there is a Kane County connection this upcoming season, so I feel compelled to share the news.
The Daily Herald, WetPaint.com and others report that Clint Arlis, a Batavia High School grad, is one of the blokes who will be competing in the upcoming season of the romantic reality series, which debuts May 18.
Here’s his bio, courtesy of The Bachelorette:
Occupation: Architectural Engineer
Hometown: Chicago, IL
All-time favorite movies: Gladiator, Good Will Hunting, Tommy Boy
Biggest date fear: Saying too much or coming on strong
What does being married mean to you?
Being in a partnership with your best friend.
Who do you admire most in the world?
My dad — for his work ethic, ingenuity and creative drive, and his way with people.
If you could be someone else for just one day, who would it be?
Chuck Norris, for obvious reasons.
Do you consider yourself a romantic?
Yes. I believe in passion and the idea of when I’m with someone, I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else in the world.