Nick Viall

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Nick Viall
Born Nicholas Joseph Viall
(1980-09-29) September 29, 1980 (age 37)
Waukesha, Wisconsin, U.S.
Nationality United States
Alma mater University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
Occupation Software sales, reality TV star
Known for Appearances on The Bachelor franchise

Nicholas Joseph Viall (born September 29, 1980) is an American reality television star who had a starring role on the 21st season of ABC's The Bachelor, after finishing as runner-up in two consecutive seasons of The Bachelorette.[1]

Early life[edit]

Nick Viall was born Waukesha, Wisconsin.[2] The second of eleven children, he graduated in 1999 Waukesha North High School, where he ran track and field and won the 800-meter run at WIAA State Track & Field Championships in 1999.[3] He then attended University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, where he served as team captain and set a school record for the 3,200-meter relay.[3]

Television show appearances[edit]

The Bachelorette[edit]

Viall first appeared as a contestant in the ABC reality show The Bachelorette in 2014, as one of Andi Dorfman's suitors. On the first night, he received the first impression rose.[4] In the final dates, he confessed his love for Andi as one of the final two bachelors, but left heartbroken when Andi chose Josh Murray to receive the final rose.

In 2015, Viall returned for a second chance in the following season of The Bachelorette, when he was a guest in the fourth week at the New York City date with Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe. He asked her to give him a chance, and she accepted his request to be part of the cast. Like the previous season, he made it to the final rose ceremony, but ended in proposal rejection when Kaitlyn chose Shawn Booth.[5]

Bachelor in Paradise[edit]

Viall returned to reality TV once again as a part for the third season in Bachelor in Paradise. In the second episode, when he was asked on a date by The Bachelor season 20 contestant Leah Block, Viall accepted. Viall later asked fellow contesant Amanda Stanton on a date, much to Block's annoyance. After Stanton began a relationship with contestant Josh Murray, Viall went on to date Jen Saviano. The relationship between Saviano and Viall appeared to be progressing well, with Viall selecting an engagement ring with Neil Lane for a third time. However, at the final ceremony, Viall said, "I wanted to say I was in love with you, but something in my heart just said I can't," resulting in no proposal.[6]

The Bachelor[edit]

In August 2016, Viall was announced as the star of the twenty first season of The Bachelor on the fourth episode of the second season of Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise. He was chosen due to being the fan favorite to star on the show, beating contenders Chase McNary and Luke Pell, both from The Bachelorette (season 12). In the first episode, Viall revealed that he had thirty women on the show, instead of the usual twenty-five. Viall proposed to contestant Vanessa Grimaldi, a special education teacher from Montreal, Quebec, Canada in the season finale.[7][8] They broke up the following August.

Dancing with the Stars[edit]

Viall became a contestant on the ABC reality show Dancing with the Stars and his partner is professional ballroom dancer Peta Murgatroyd along with 11 other celebrity contestants, which was announced by Good Morning America on March 1, 2017.[9] He was eliminated from the competition on May 1.[10]

Other TV appearances[edit]

Viall will be on episodes of General Hospital in May 2018 for the Nurse's Ball.[11][12][13]


  1. ^ Kelley, Seth (2017-03-14). "What 'Bachelor' Couple Nick and Vanessa Have Planned for Their Future". Variety. Retrieved 2017-03-22. 
  2. ^ "Waukesha native, 'The Bachelor' star Nick Viall and fiancee Vanessa Grimaldi go on Milwaukee date". Milwaukee, Wisconsin: WTMJ-TV. March 27, 2017. Archived from the original on March 28, 2017. Retrieved October 9, 2017. Viall was born in Waukesha and attended UW-Milwaukee. 
  3. ^ a b Hauer, Sarah (August 31, 2016). "Waukesha native Nick Viall ABC's next 'Bachelor'". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Archived from the original on October 9, 2017. Retrieved January 27, 2017. 
  4. ^ Bonos, Lisa (2017-02-27). "As Andi Dorfman shows up on 'The Bachelor,' she and Nick Viall come full circle". The Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2017-03-25. 
  5. ^ Lou, Shane (2015-07-28). "Spoiler Alert! How 'The Bachelorette' Finale Ended". ABC News. Retrieved 2017-03-25. 
  6. ^ "Bachelor in Paradise: Nick Viall Says Goodbye to Jen Saviano After Finale". People. 2016-09-07. Retrieved 2017-03-25. 
  7. ^ Highfill, Samantha (January 2, 2017). "'The Bachelor' premiere recap: Ladies in Red". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved March 23, 2017. 
  8. ^ Corinthios, Aurelie (March 13, 2017). "The Bachelor Finale Recap: Nick Viall Makes His Final Pick — and Proposes!". People. Retrieved March 23, 2017. 
  9. ^ Donnelly, Jim (March 22, 2017). "Dancing with the Stars 2017 Cast Includes Charo, Bonner Bolton, Heather Morris & More!". Retrieved March 23, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Nick Viall's Bummed He's Off DWTS, But Now..." E! Online. Retrieved 2017-05-23. 
  11. ^ Soaps SheKnows (April 24, 2018). "General Hospital Comings & Goings". United States: SheKnows Media. Retrieved April 24, 2018. 
  12. ^ Eades, Chris (April 23, 2018). "THE BACHELOR's Nick Viall Joins GENERAL HOSPITAL for This Year's Nurses Ball". ABC Soaps In Depth. United States: Bauer Media Group. Retrieved April 24, 2018. 
  13. ^ Maloney, Michael (April 23, 2018). "'General Hospital' Taps 'Bachelor' Nick Viall as Host of the 2018 Nurses Ball". TV Insider. United States: NTVB Media, Inc. Retrieved April 24, 2018. 

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Preceded by
Ben Higgins
The Bachelor
Season 21
Succeeded by
Arie Luyendyk Jr.