Brooks Forester joined The Bachelorette season 9 to not just to compete for Desiree Hartsock but to make some friends as well. He comes from Salt Lake City, UT where he works in sales and marketing. He got the first one-on-one date with Desiree and since then has been a front runner in the competition. He made the final three, along with Drew and Chris, but had a change of heart
after struggling with his insecurities about his relationship with Desiree. He then had an emotional talk with Desiree before eliminating himself from the competition. In 2014, he joined the cast of Bachelor in Paradise.