Michael Garofola is a federal prosecutor from Lindenhurst, NY who joined The Bachelorette season 9 to compete for Desiree Hartsock. He claims that he doesn't have any fears when it comes to dating. He went on his first one-on-one date with Desiree in Madeira and was sent home
just before the hometown dates. In 2015, he joined Bachelor in Paradise season 2 but was eliminated in episode 5.