THE BACHELORETTE SEASON 16 STANDOUT BENNETT JORDAN DISHES ON HIS HOMETOWN FAVORITES AND WHAT IT’S LIKE TO STAR IN THE HOTTEST SHOW ON TELEVISION.
PHOTO COURTESY OF BENNETT JORDAN
The second Bennett Jordan (@bennettandrewjordan) graced our screens on season 16 of The Bachelorette, it was clear he was made for reality TV. While he may not have found love with Clare Crawley or Tayshia Adams, the season’s bougiest bachelor certainly found his calling—inspiring many memes in the process. Now, the Dunwoody High School grad is dishing on a few of his favorite hometown hot spots and what it was like to star in the hottest show on television.
You live in New York but you still consider yourself an ATLien. Why?
Atlanta is my roots, which includes the people, the food, the Southern hospitality, the music and the memories. I will always love Atlanta.
What are your favorite ATL digs?
I tend to stick with the classics like Houston’s, Bones and your typical strip mall Tex-Mex restaurants: La Parrilla, Jalisco and El Azteca. The high-end Mexican restaurants in New York just aren’t the same. I am pretty glad that the Cajun chicken from Le Bilboquet finally made it down to Atlanta, though.
How do you bring a little bit of home back to the big city?
I grew up during the pinnacle of Southern rap in the late ’90s and early 2000s, so Outkast is perpetually on my recently played list, and I am always seeking out some sort of fried chicken, biscuit or Southern comfort food.
Of course, we have to talk about your time on The Bachelorette. Was the experience what you thought it would be?
The experience on The Bachelorette was more or less what I expected, but I was impressed with how well the production is run, especially in the bubble during the COVID-19 pandemic. The care and attention to detail from the production was unbelievable.
Why do you think the process works so well?
There are no situations in life where you are hyperfocused on a relationship to the extent you are on the show. When you think about having no distractions and solely focusing on a relationship with that much time on your hands, you can understand how it works.
Are you still looking for love?
Absolutely. I feel very confident this year will be my year to find love.
Photography by: courtesy of Bennett Jordan