Originally from Lexington, South Caroline, Donato now resides in Lexington. He works as a sales representative and is one of the 25 contestants vying for the love of DeAnna Pappas in the fourth installment of the ABC reality show The Bachelorette. In a memorable finale, DeAnna was picked as her final woman, but then opted not to propose to her or continue their relationship. In a new twist, Brian, along with the 24 other suits, will not be living in the mansion with DeAnna but instead will occupy an “unspectacular bunkhouse” down the hill from the mansion. Only three suitors per week are given the chance to live in the mansion throughout the season.