Michael J. Garofola aka Mike Garofola aka Michael G
(Meet the other Contestants here)
- Age: 35 (20 May 1980)
Shoe size: 14
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
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
Little write-up in the Business Insider.
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: