The filming of the new Bachelorette Season 17 featuring Katie Thurston has been completed and we finally have a premiere date, which is 17 June 2021. Like previous seasons, the names of 29 contestants, who will be vying for Katie’s heart, have also been released.
About the 30th man who is supposed to show on Night One of Season 17 in a mystery box, ABC has listed his identity as a question mark on its official cast list.
However, Reality Steve, a popular leakster of The Bachelor franchise, has already leaked the name of the mystery man. His name is James Bonsall.
Get to know him in this James Bonsall wiki below. Learn about James’s age, job, net worth, and his upcoming The Bachelorette journey.
His Age, Birthday
On August 1, 2016, James uploaded a picture of his passport issued by New Zealand on his Instagram handle. It was with that post, we now know his age and birthday.
The passport revealed his date of birth as April 3, 1990. Going by that Instagram post, James Bonsall was 31 years of age in May 2021. He celebrated his 31st birthday on April 3, 2021. An April 3rd birthday gives him Aries as a zodiac sign.
James Bonsall Parents, Siblings
James Bonsall was born in his hometown in London, England, but has been living in San Diego, California, for a long time.
James’s father was born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand and that is why James also has New Zealand citizenship. James has a great relationship with his parents.
He often posts pictures with them on his Instagram handle. For instance, on February 14, 2018, James posted a picture of him and his dad and captioned it: ‘The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.’
James at least has one sibling, a brother.
Furthermore, James also has one bulldog whom he loves immensely.
James Bonsall Height
Coming to his physical features, James Bonsall stands tall at a height of 5 feet 11 inches and weighed no more than 85 kilograms.
A glance through James’s Instagram handle reveals that James is a big fitness enthusiast. Most of his posts are his workout pictures. His distinctive physical features would be a muscular body and brown hair and eyes.
His Instagram, Facebook
James Bonsall had a decent social media reach as of May 2021. He was only available on Instagram. James was generally active on Instagram. He had 2.7 thousand followers on the platform.
James Bonsall Job
James Bonsall’s first job was as a Marketing Coordinator at Calvin Klein (location 205 West 39th Street New York). He worked there for 1 year 9 months from November 2013 to July 2015.
From July 2015 to April 2016, James worked at The Estee Lauden Companies. Then, he joined Equinox as Operations/Sales Manager in April 2016. Leaving Equinox in March 2018, James joined Cintas as an Account Executive.
In June 2019, James joined Paychex and started working in its Human Capital Management. From July 2020, he started working as a Human Capital Management in Paycor.
For education, James went to the State University of New York College at Cortland. He graduated from there with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Management.
James Bonsall Net Worth
Reportedly, James Bonsall’s net worth was estimated to be around $1 million as of 2021.
While we don’t know how much Paycor pays James for his position in its Human Capital Management department, a person generally earns around $85 thousand every year on average.
James Bonsall Bachelorette, Katie Thurston
When ABC had released the name of 34 potential contestants back on March 18, 2021, James Bonsall was also on the list. However, we later learned that James did not make it to the final 29 alongside Bao Wu, Dennis Walega, Tanner Guisness, Viktor Simco.
It was only on May 19, 2021, the viewers got to know that James would be appearing in Katie Thurston’s season of The Bachelorette as the mystery man. Reality Steeve tweeted, “The guy who shows up on Katie’s season in the box on night one is James Bonsall,” to spoil it for The Bachelorette fans.
In case you did not know Reality Steve, he is a big deal for the fans of The Bachelor franchise. His spoilers have been spot-on every time.
Through reports, we have also learned that Katie settled into her role so nicely that the filming finished a week ahead of the expected schedule.
While we still don’t know who will be that lucky guy to get Katie’s final rose, James and Katie look like they were indeed made for each other. Katie is looking for a guy who is both mature and ambitious and similarly, James would love to have a girl who is smart, hardworking, ambitious, and mature.
Furthermore, among the 30 men, James is the one who is closest to Katie’s age.
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Last modified: May 20, 2021