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Season: The Bachelor Season 10
Relationship Status: Single
What They Do: US Navy officer, physician and sportsman
Whereas most show leads on The Bachelor are chosen from a previous season of The Bachelorette, Andy Baldwin was a fresh face to the franchise when he became The Bachelor for season 10 in 2007.
Baldwin’s season was dubbed The Bachelor: Officer and a Gentleman. Baldwin may be the busiest show lead the franchise has ever seen as a US Navy officer, physician, and sportsman. He was even named to Outside magazine’s top 100 influential people of the world list in 2006.
Baldwin’s season was the first to feature a first impression rose. Ultimately, contestant Tessa Horst made the biggest impression on Baldwin, and he proposed at the end of the show.
Horst and Baldwin called off their engagement after the show but continued their relationship for six months before officially calling it quits in 2007.
After the show aired, Baldwin was chosen as the favorite Bachelor in its first ten seasons. He was also named one of People Magazine’s hottest bachelors for 2008.
Since The Bachelor, Baldwin has added to his impressive list of accomplishments.
After filming The Bachelor, he returned to the Navy, spending two months in the South Pacific on an underwater excavation. He then moved from Hawaii to Washington, D.C. to take a position the Navy surgeon general created specifically for him as a recruiter.
Baldwin has dedicated much of his time post-Bachelor to humanitarian work: he’s worked with numerous charities including Stand Up to Cancer, Best Buddies, Snowball Express, and he even won the Malibu Triathlon, raising money for the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
Baldwin also established the Got Your Back Network, a nonprofit which raises money to provide support to families of service members who gave their lives while serving.
“[Philanthropy] is what I’m all about,” he told People in an interview after the show. “I don’t have that much money to begin with, but to use the fame to give back, and promote things that you’re passionate about, that’s the way I’m living my life right now.”
Baldwin’s work hasn’t gone without recognition. In 2007, Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann declared October 12 as Andy Baldwin Youth Fitness Day. In 2009, he was named to the Washington D.C. Most Influential People under 40 List.
“There’s a tremendous amount of stress that comes with overnight fame,” he told LancasterOnline in 2008. “At the same time, I’m still the same person I was before.”
Credit: Just Jared
With the celebrity territory came some buzzworthy romances in Baldwin’s post-Bachelor life. He briefly dated Dancing with the Stars pro Karina Smirnoff, as well as actress Marla Maples (who also happens to be now-President Donald Trump’s ex-wife).
It looks like Baldwin is now single, as he shared in a 2019 interview with US Weekly.
“Life has been great since the show ended. I’ve been focused on my medical career, and service to country,” he said.
Credit: Andy Baldwin
As a commander in the U.S. Navy, a family physician and Director of Medical Readiness for U.S. Pacific Fleet, Baldwin is as busy as ever.
“I earned my MPH from Johns Hopkins, deployed to Persian Gulf, and am delivering babies, climbing mountains and learning to fly planes,” he said, adding that people still recognize him from the show–even at work. “I still have random people come up to me, often in the strangest places like the DMV! And when I’m delivering their babies.”
As a doctor, he’s currently working to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, as he documents on his Twitter.
Want to hear from The Bachelor himself? Baldwin is on Cameo where you can request a video message from him, and he’s donating all the proceeds to his Got Your Back Network organization–it’s a win-win!
Meagan Lynn is a host at AfterBuzz TV and Elon University graduate with a degree in journalism. She loves singing, listening to inspirational podcasts and watching reality TV.
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