Although Iggy Rodriguez failed to win Rachel Lindsay’s heart on The Bachelorette, he is back with a bang on Bachelor in Paradise. Will he be able to find love this time around? Here is everything you need to know in our Iggy Rodriguez wiki.
The central theme of The Bachelor franchise is to find love out of a group of contestants through a series of group and one-on-one dates. However, with 30 or more contestants in the running, there are times when people cannot even have some alone time with the person they want to woo. For those who left their seasons too soon (or simply did not make it to the end), ABC gave them another shot at love with Bachelor in Paradise.
Iggy Rodriquez from Bachelor in Paradise was on The Bachelorette season 13 with Rachel Lindsay. He did not make it far because instead of trying to make a connection with Lindsay, Rodriguez would use his time with her to talk about another contestant. We hope that he will not repeat the same mistake on Bachelor in Paradise! Keep reading to know more about Iggy Rodriguez right here.
Iggy Rodriguez’s Wiki
Rodriguez is from Chicago, Illinois and his age is 30. He has a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of Redlands. Although he lives in Chicago, he is originally from Pasadena, California. Currently, he is the CEO of VOR Consulting.
In 2015, Rodriguez graduated from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Before starting his own firm, Rodriguez worked for a Chicago-based company, Kapow, which is an online store for corporate events. Additionally, he has experience working in the marketing and sponsorship departments for the Los Angeles Dodgers, where he also built integrated marketing campaigns and sold them to Fortune 500 companies. After that, Rodriguez went to Detroit to lead the advertising and promotions departments for the Detroit Pistons.
Iggy Rodriguez’s Job
At a very young age, Rodriguez was inclined towards business; he created and sold his own sports management firm, and ran business development for tradeMONSTER Group. His most recent achievement includes building the entire national hospitality and sports/entertainment partnerships for Kapow. His efforts and determination helped the business grow from two cities in 2014 to 20 cities in 2015.
Calls Himself “Passionate” and “Witty”
According to Rodriguez’s bio on ABC, he calls himself a “passionate, loyal, witty” guy. In his free time, Rodriquez loves to read the Harvard Business Review. He stands tall at 5’11’ and is a fan of football and rugby. His favorite movies are Friday Night Lights, Slackers, and Grandma’s Boy. His favorite artist is Dali, and actor is Tom Hardy.
Iggy Rodriguez on The Bachelorette
When on The Bachelorette season 13, Rodriguez first captivated fans with his smile, but ended up ruining his chances of being with Rachel Lindsay. Instead of trying to get to know her or working to create a strong connection with her, he wasted his time talking about other contestants. In an interview before going on the show, Rodriguez was asked what he hoped to gain from the experience, should he not end up with Lindsay. He replied, “It’s really just enjoying the experience. I don’t have any preconceived notion about what I should be expecting, the people that I’m going to meet, or even how Rachel is. I’m coming into the experience with a level of authenticity and hoping to learn from the people around me.”
His View on the Sexual Misconduct Scandal
When Rodriguez was asked about his opinion on the sexual misconduct scandal, he said, “I think DeMario is not a bad guy whatsoever. He certainly has that portrayal, that he made that mistake with the one girl and he did, he f****d up and he’s an idiot and we all call him out for it. But in my experience with DeMario, he’s not the kind of guy who should be labeled a predator or someone who engages in forced sexual misconduct. Not even close.”
Time will tell how long Iggy Rodriguez will last in Paradise. But, hopefully, he will concentrate on building connections and go home happily engaged this time. Make sure to watch Bachelor in Paradise Monday nights at 8:00 p.m. EST only on ABC.