|Full Name||Connor Saeli|
|Birthday||October 6, 1994|
|Birth Place||Dallas, Texas, United States|
|Occupation||Reality Star, Podcaster, Entrepreneur|
Connor Saeli burst onto the reality TV scene in 2019 as a contestant on Season 15 of The Bachelorette, quickly becoming a fan favorite for his good looks, lovable personality, and heartwarming bromance with fellow contestant Mike Johnson. Since then, he has continued to capture fans‘ hearts in appearances on Bachelor in Paradise and The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart.
Getting to Know Connor Saeli
Born on October 6, 1994 in Dallas, Texas, Connor Saeli is now 28 years old. He played soccer competitively growing up and was even drafted by the MLS at just 19, but ultimately decided not to pursue that career path further. Prior to appearing on The Bachelorette, Connor worked in digital marketing and business development in the Dallas area after graduating from the University of Mississippi.
Standing at a muscular 6‘1" with dreamy blue eyes and a charming smile, Connor immediately caught Bachelorette Hannah Brown‘s attention upon stepping out of the limo on night one. His outgoing personality and ability to open up emotionally also connected with Hannah over the course of the season. He made it all the way to week 7 before being eliminated.
As a longtime fan, I always appreciated Connor‘s sincerity and maturity, especially for someone relatively young. He handled the ups and downs of the show with grace.
Stealing Hearts on Bachelor Nation
Fans instantly fell for Connor‘s boyish good looks and endearing demeanor on Hannah‘s season of The Bachelorette. His bromance with fellow contestant Mike Johnson, full of laughter and touching moments, was a highlight of the season. Their relationship embodied the best type of male friendship – built on mutual trust, support, and affection. Connor‘s popularity led to him being cast on Season 6 of Bachelor in Paradise months later.
On Paradise, Connor briefly dated Caelynn Miller-Keyes from Colton‘s season of The Bachelor before she left him to pursue a relationship with Dean Unglert. This led to one of the most emotional, tear-filled breakups in Bachelor in Paradise history, with fans firmly Team Connor. He handled the heartbreak maturely, earning even more admiration.
In 2020, Connor appeared on The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart, a Bachelor spinoff that brought together musicians looking for love. His genuine personality continued to win over fans, even as he was eliminated in week 2.
Throughout his Bachelor Nation journey, Connor stayed true to himself – gaining millions of followers in the process.
Life After Bachelor Nation
Since his reality TV days, Connor has continued to reside in Southern California. He works in business development for Triller, a rival app to TikTok. Connor is extremely active on Instagram with over 365k followers, frequently posting lifestyle and travel content.
In 2020, Connor launched a successful podcast called Sam on the Beach with his best friend Sam. The long-form interview podcast features chats with various Bachelor Nation members and influencers. Connor also co-founded a nutrition supplements company called Anthropic with fellow Bachelorette alum Grant Eckel.
It‘s clear Connor has leveraged his reality TV fame in smart, creative ways while staying grounded.
Why We Love Connor Saeli
There are many reasons Connor has become such a beloved member of Bachelor Nation:
- His genuineness and emotional openness is refreshing in the reality TV world
- He handled heartbreak and rejection with maturity and grace
- His bromance with Mike Johnson warmed all of our hearts
- He always stays positive and doesn‘t get caught up in drama
- His smile lights up any room he‘s in!
Connor Saeli is one of those people that you can‘t help but root for. His journey within Bachelor Nation may have had some ups and downs, but he has continued to win over fans with his easygoing charm and authenticity. We can‘t wait to keep seeing what‘s next for this lovable reality star!