'The Bachelor' Visits Washington State
Glenn Diaz
Glenn Diaz
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
On the last day of July, a star of The Bachelor's tenth season visited the campus of the University of Washington, but he wasn't looking for love, after the failure of his relationship with Tessa Horst toward the end of the summer of 2007.

Instead, U.S. Lt. Andy Baldwin of The Bachelor: Officer and a Gentleman is there as part of a tour of the country's universities to advocate the U.S. Navy scholarship program.  Baldwin is an undersea medical officer, Navy diver, and an Ironman triathlete.

On his visit to UW, Baldwin took advantage of his stint on The Bachelor and talked to premed students at Children's Hospital in Seattle about his personal experience with the navy Health Professions Scholarship Program and called it “one of the best decisions” that he has ever made.

“My grandfather, who is 83 years old, served in the Navy,” he said. “I always looked at old photos and thought it was a noble venture.  The U.S. Navy is one of the best secrets out there… I am a firm believer in Navy medicine and the great doctor you can become as being affiliated with the Navy program.

After Seattle, Baldwin will speak in Spokane, then in Fort Lewis, both also in Washington state.

Roughly a week after the Baldwin visit, the producers of The Bachelor were also in Tacoma to look for eligible young ladies to compete on the ABC reality show.

As usual, the press release says the same thing, “if you're single, cute, young, and want to have the opportunity to find love,” then go sign up.  Those who were interested needed to answer more questions, such as dating and financial history.  Some critics of the show add “willing to make a fool of yourself on national television and trivialize love” among the list of requirements.

-Glenn L. Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: The University of Washington Daily, Seattlepi.com
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