This New Bachelorette Contestant Is Basically Grocery Store Joe's Twin
If Hayden Markowitz has a Chicago accent, I'm going to lose it.
A new Bachelorette contestant might give franchise-fave Joe Amabile a run for his money — at least, as far as big smiles go. Will Rachel Recchia or Gabby Windey be charmed by his grin? Before fans get too ahead of themselves, here are all the details on The Bachelorette Season 19’s Hayden Markowitz.
He may look like Bachelor Nation’s favorite Midwest grocery store owner, but Hayden grew up very far from Joe’s Chicago home. Although his ABC bio lists his hometown as Tampa, Florida, Hayden grew up in Savannah, Georgia, and describes himself as a Southern boy. All of his favorite activities line up with this description, including golfing, boating, and grilling.
These aren’t his only hobbies, though. Based on his bio and Instagram story highlights, Hayden is really into country music, even saying he “would thrive at Stagecoach.” (Apparently he didn’t watch Season 6 of Bachelor In Paradise, when Blake Horstmann got the villain edit for his shenanigans at Stagecoach.)
Based on his bio, Hayden is sure to talk about his Southern roots on the show, but he might be even more likely to bring up his dog, Rambo. Hayden is admittedly obsessed with his dog — half of his posts are of Rambo and he runs an Instagram solely for the golden retriever.
Hayden Markowitz’s Instagram
If you love #DogDad pics, you are in for a treat with Hayden’s Instagram. Most of his IG is made up of Rambo glamor shots, leaving the rest for pictures of Hayden’s life by the ocean — he also sprinkles in some dressed-up work pics for good measure.
Hayden Markowitz’s Job
Although Hayden’s ABC bio says he’s a leisure executive (whatever that means) his LinkedIn says he is the founder and CEO of a real estate company called 30A Rental Properties, which rents luxury vacation homes along the 30A highway in Florida.
Hayden Markowitz’s Family & Hometown
It seems Hayden is very connected to his roots in Georgia and Florida — his Instagram features a shot of him and his dad boating together, as well as plenty of beach pics. There isn’t much publicly available information about his family, so fans will just have to wait and see if Hayden makes it far enough to introduce one of the women to his loved ones.
Hayden Markowitz’s Age
Hayden was born on December 21, 1992, making him 29. He is also a Sagittarius, a sign known for being adventurous, which would make sense given his apparent love for all kinds of outdoorsy activities.
Hayden’s charming smile might be hard to resist — fans will just have to wait and see if Gabby or Rachel want to get to know Hayden beyond Night 1.