If you caught tonight’s season premiere of The Bachelorette, then you know it’s all about male model Jordan Kimball and his epic one liners. They’re so good, they’ll no doubt put him on the fast track to Bachelor in Paradise. (What, you think he’ll actually wind up as Becca’s final choice?)
With quotes like “the power is in the brows” and “my brand is the pensive gentleman,” the 26-year-old from Crystal River, Florida is clearly in a league of his own. Even Becca admitted as such when I asked her about him: “He’s like no one I’ve ever met before. He marches to his own drum.” (That’s an understatement.)
Not only did it take Jordan six hours—yes, hours—to pick out a suit that “looks like a shark” for the first night, but he also brought a pair of luxury European dress shoes so Becca and her suitors know “a gentleman is approaching.” Of course.
Still, aside from showing off his perfectly curated wardrobe, why did Jordan sign up for The Bachelorette? The day before filming began, we sat down with him to learn that—and a hell of a lot more.
How were you cast on The Bachelorette?
Jordan Kimball: I was in Venice, California at a Whole Foods and a producer approached me. Then I had a friend who nominated me a year before, and I had another producer a week later say, “Hey, I have your nomination in front of me.” I already had my application submitted from being recruited, and we went from there. She had the whole hand in submitting me.
Have you seen the show before?
JK: Yes, I’ve seen the show before. I enjoyed it. The season I enjoyed the most was JoJo’s season. I think I enjoy The Bachelorette more than The Bachelor, to be honest.
Have you given yourself any rules prior to going on the show?
JK: Not really. I live every day like a gentleman. I only drink two glasses of wine at most unless it’s a really big celebration, and then Pinot Grigio is my go to. Sauvignon Blanc. I like the white wines. Other than that, you have to stay polished. I don’t intend to have any drama with any of the guys. I just want to be myself and focus on Becca.
Why do you think your last relationship didn’t work?
JK: Because I honestly feel it was the wrong time in our lives. It was a typical tragic first love and it ended very mutually.
What makes you think Becca is the right girl for you?
JK: The fact that she has a tattoo of a cross on her wrist is very big to me. I talk to God every day. I believe that believing in something bigger than yourself has a lot to do with who you are as a person. I understand she has a dog and likes cuddling on the couch with her dog, and that’s something you can definitely catch me doing in the afternoon, maybe with a little rain on the roof. In my free time I like to read. I like to be comfortable. I’m so uncomfortable sometimes with traveling and working with different brands that it would be nice to have someone down to earth enough to just chill on the couch with me.
What’s something you’re scared or nervous about telling Becca?
JK: That I do travel, so I’m not there so much. Maybe three days a week I could be gone. Maybe four days a week, depending on how busy it is. So there’s that potential to have half a week. Obviously I communicate and I would let her know that I’m there, but I’m not always physically there.
What’s your biggest fear in a relationship?
JK: My biggest fear in a relationship is that you give your all to that person in a relationship and fall hard, and maybe they weren’t in it to win it like you were.