Colton Underwood - In Conversation with Emma Gray
From the former football player and star of "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" comes The First Time: Finding Myself and Looking for Love on Reality TV, an eye-opening, behind-the-scenes look at his drama-filled season on the hit reality show.
Before Colton Underwood captured the hearts of millions on "The Bachelor," he was a socially awkward, overweight adolescent who succeeded on the football field while struggling with personal insecurities off it. An All American gridiron hero, he was also a complex, soft-hearted romantic wondering how these contradictions fit together. Old-fashioned and out of step with the swipe right dating culture of today, he was saving the most intimate part of life for the love of his life. If only he could find her…
Now unencumbered by cameras, he delivers a surprisingly raw, endearing, and revealing account of how he came to find himself and true love through the Bachelor franchise. He opens up about being dumped by Becca, his secret dalliance with Tia, what it was like to be the world's most famous virgin, his conflicts with production, and how his on-camera responsibilities as the Bachelor nearly destroyed him after he knew he had already fallen in love with Cassie Randolph.
The First Time, a memoir for Bachelor Nation and anyone who believes in the magic of love, carries a simple message: It's okay to laugh and cry and occasionally jump over a fence, if it means coming one step closer to the right person. In conversation with Emma Gray, co-host of the Bachelor-themed podcast, "Here To Make Friends"; a senior reporter at HuffPost focused on the intersection of gender, culture, and politics; and the author of A Girl's Guide To Joining The Resista