“Bachelorette” contestant Chris Soules is currently the frontrunner for the next “Bachelor.” The 32-year-old farmer has made Andi Dorfman and viewers swoon with his sweet words and actions, however he’s also got a bit of a bad side.
RadarOnline.com is reporting that the recently revealed “secret admirer” has a “history of arrests” under his belt.
Since 1998 Soules has supposedly been slapped with speeding tickets and other minor violations related to driving a vehicle. However in 2001 “The Bachelorette” contestant began getting into some alcohol-related trouble. That year he had been found guilty three times of being in possession of alcohol while under the legal age. The following year he was fined and slapped with community service after getting into a fight on Valentine’s Day. According to the site the “most serious arrest” occurred in 2006. Soules had been charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated over Iowa’s legal limit of .08. He was reportedly fined over $500 and served one year of probation.
Soules is far from the first “Bachelor”/ “Bachelorette” star to have run-ins with the law. Check out 7 other former contestants:
Just last season, Desiree Hartsock’s suitor Brandon Andreen was exposed as to having made a bomb threat while working as a telemarketer in 2005. He was reportedly charged with a felony, but was able to reduce his charges to a misdemeanor. Anderdeen also had an arrest in 2007 for suspicion of driving under the influence.
In Emily Maynard’s season, single dad Doug Clerget ended up having a criminal past. Star magazine ended up exposing two arrests for the “Bachelorette” star – petty theft and assaulting the mother of his child.
Brad McKinzie of Desiree Hartsock’s season admitted on the show that he had been charged with domestic violence. The contestant explained that incident occurred after his ex-girlfriend had been drinking and took the keys to his car. He had been trying to stop her when the cops showed up. According to Radar Online, the arrest was later dismissed.
Kasey Kahl of Ali Fedotowsky’s season found himself in a bit of trouble after filming the ABC dating show. In 2012 the former contestant was arrested for drunk and disorderly conduct after getting into a bar fight.
Maribel “Mary” Delgado
Maribel Delgado may have won Season 6 of “The Bachelor,” but she didn’t get a happy ending. She was arrested three times after her stint on the show. In 2007 she was arrested for punching her “Bachelor” beau Byron Velvick; in 2008 was arrested for public drunkenness; and in 2010 was arrested for a DUI.
Amanda Meyer of Sean Lowe’s season was arrested twice prior to appearing on the show. Radar Online reported at the time that the arrests were related to alcohol.
“Bachelor” alum Rozlyn Papa’s past was exposed when she joined Jake Pavelka’s season. Besides getting kicked off of the show for reportedly developing an “inappropriate” relationship with one of the producers, Papa had three arrests and had been sentenced to jail. The contestant was arrested three times in 1999 – twice for petty theft and once for underage alcohol possession.