Who is Kenny Braasch? Chicago 'Boy Band Manager' showed up naked in 'Bachelor in Paradise'
Kenny Braasch is ready to bare his heart and soul, among other things, in his quest to find love
Not every contestant can win the 'The Bachelorette', there are only so many roses that can be given out, after all. However, it does help to leave a mark cause you never know when it might pay off.
While Kenny Braasch didn't win Clare Crawley or Tayshia Adams over, he certainly made quite an impression, seeing that he is now a part of Season 7 of 'Bachelor in Paradise'. And, thanks to his nude entry, he certainly has all eyes on him. Here's what we know about Braasch.
Who is Kenny Braasch?
Fans were first introduced to Kenny Braasch back on Season 16 of 'The Bachelorette', competing for Clare Crawley and Tayshia Adams hand. However, Braasch was eliminated in week 7.
From Oak Lawn, Illinois, Braasch lives in Chicago and has quite a portfolio. He's a model and the founder of The Right Stuff Entertainment, a talent booking agency. During his season, fans were curious about his work, seeing that he called himself a 'Boy Band Manager' and it turns out, he does just that.
He manages the group 'The Boy Band Night', which covers The Backstreet Boys' music, *NSYNC, New Kids On The Block, Boys II Men, One Direction. He also works with a few other cover bands, namely The Hair Band Night, The Ron Burgundys, The Country Night, Motown Nation and American Pie. He was also the face behind the Joker in the Mortal Kombat 11 video game, where the iconic villain was modeled after his likeness.
His official ABC bio back on Season 16 reads as, "This handsome man about town is ready to say "Bye Bye Bye" to the single life. Kenny is a talent buyer in Chicago, where he creates and manages boy band cover bands. He's the first one to admit that in the past, he's put his career before his relationships, but now as he inches closer to the big 4-0, Kenny is tired of having "No Strings Attached" and is ready for someone to join him on this journey he calls life. For Kenny, looks and personality are equal in priority, and he's hoping for a girl with both. He wants a woman who is not controlling, fake or wrongly opinionated.
And if he doesn't agree with her opinions, she should be ready for a spirited conversation because Kenny says he doesn't let things slide easily. One way to secure Kenny's heart is through music. He loves to talk shop and could spend hours reliving his favorite concerts or albums. Kenny is often misjudged by what people see on the outside, but inside, he's sensitive and caring. He's waited this long to find the right woman and isn't about to just settle for anyone, "This I Promise You!""
Braasch is comfortable in his skin
Right off the bat, Braasch made quite the impression on 'Bachelor in Paradise', seeing that he showed up for the premiere in his birthday suit. And looks like he left quite the impression, even back on Season 16. As reported by the Chicago Tribune, back on his season, Braasch was always up for a challenge, such as a strip dodge ball and pool basketball game.
"Somehow I ended up naked all the time on the show," Braasch joked. "I've been in the modeling industry for over 10 years now. That stuff doesn't even bother me, to be honest," he said. "I think that's why I was so comfortable with it on the show, like, I didn't care. A lot of the guys were not comfortable with it, but for me, it was sort of just like business as usual I guess." he added.
Who does Braasch end up with?
As reported by Reality Steve, Braasch is one of the three couples who find love on the show. He ends up with Mari Pepin who was on Season 25 of 'The Bachelor.' The pair are even rumored to be engaged by the end of the season. It looks like the third time the charm for him!
Catch 'Bachelor in Paradise' on Monday, August 16, at 8 pm ET on ABC.