Who is Mike Garofola? – The Bachelorette 2013 & Bachelor in Paradise 2

Michael J. Garofola aka Mike Garofola aka Michael G

(Meet the other Contestants here)


 

INFO:

    Age: 35 (20 May 1980)
    Height: 6’2″
    Shoe size: 14
    Tattoo: None
    Occupation: Assistant U.S. attorney practicing out of the Southern District of Florida.
    Education and past Employment: Graduated, magna cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame in 2002 and in 2006 received his J.D., cum laude, from Fordham Law School, where he was a member of the law review. Clerked for Chief Judge Federico Moreno of the Southern District of Florida. Also worked for Kobre & Kim LLP and Davis Polk & Wardwell.
    Hometown: South Beach, FL. Grew up in Lindenhurst, NY
    Twitter: @MichaelGarofola
    Instagram: @MGAROFOLA
    Facebook: Michael Garofola

    What I know so far:

      – He has diabetes
      – Once appeared on another TV dating show, “Holidate” on Soap Net
      – Three All-Time Favorite Musical Artists: Billy Joel, Pearl Jam, Radiohead
      – Favorite Authors: Dante Alighieri and F. Scott Fitzgerald
      – Favorite Artist: Raffaello Sanzio

 

GALLERY:

Little write-up in the Business Insider.

Here he is meeting Des for the first time:

From his Official ABC.com bio:

    What do you hope to get out of participating in this television show?
    I hope to find the woman I am going to marry and have a blast doing it while friends watch it unfold on television.

    If you were stranded on a desert island, what 3 things would you bring and why?
    1. Insulin – to survive
    2. Food/water – see #1
    3. Fully charged cell phone – To ask for transportation off said island

    Describe your best friend of the opposite sex and why she deserves that title.
    Ashley – She has always been there for me during my worst times, is very perceptive and very feisty. She sugar coats nothing, which is good because I can’t have sugar.

    Where do you see yourself in five years?
    I will be married with two children and another on the way, in an amazing home, and at another stage of my professional career.

    If you wanted to approach a woman you had never met before, how would you go about it?
    I just go up to her and introduce myself. Nothing to it. No gimmicks.

    What’s your biggest date fear?
    I don’t have any “fears” when I go on a date.

    Excerpts from his ABC questionnaire (click to enlarge!):

Dodgeball group date:

Main sources: ABC.com, Wetpaint, Bach/ette Forum, RS, and other sleuthers, plus a whole lot of Google searching 🙂

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