Every woman wouldn’t mind a good looking, successful doctor to call her own. That’s exactly what 25 women got in 2006 when Dr. Travis Lane Stork became ABC’s latest Bachelor
for season 8. That season, the women competed for Travis in one of the most romantic cities in the world – Paris, France. A resident of Nashville, Travis chose a girl from his own hometown to give the final rose to. In the season finale, which aired in February of 2006, Travis chose 26 year old Sarah Stone, a kindergarten teacher. Like most Bachelor couples, though, the honeymoon ended quickly and soon the two called it quits.
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The biggest contributing factor to the breakup of Travis and Sarah was the confidentiality agreement they both signed while on The Bachelor. Though the two were a couple, they could not even acknowledge each other while the show aired for four months. "I remember one day Sarah was running down the street, and I walked out my front door on my bike and I instantly saw this person darting across the street, through traffic,” Stork told his local newspaper, The Tennessean. “I'm like, 'That's Sarah. Do I look, do I not? What do I do?' Of course, what do I do? I bike in the opposite direction. It's strange to have to live that way."
In 2008, Stork published his first book, Don’t Be That Girl, and appeared on Dr. Phil's talk show to promote it. In his book, he speaks to women everywhere, asking them to change their negative and defeatist behaviors that make them THAT girl, the no one every good guy should stay away from. Dr. Stork also promises that, in his book, he can show women the path to happiness and confidence which will lead them to find their true love.
This September, Travis will star as one of five expert hosts on the syndicated series, The Doctors
. According to TV Guide, the show will air five days a week, offering advice and answering viewer questions. Stork hopes that, by joining The Doctors
, he will change America’s perception of him and show that he’s more than just another Bachelor. “My goal with The Doctors is to share my experiences and knowledge,” he told TV Guide in June. “The Bachelor
was a great experience, but it was six weeks of my life. So even though that's how people know me, it's such a small part of who I am. People will quickly realize that a much, much, much greater part of who I am is being an ER doctor.”
- Gina Scarpa, BuddyTV Staff Writer
Source: RealityTV World, TV Guide
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