The Truth About Bachelorette Contestant Olu Onajide

With every season of "The Bachelorette," fans excitedly anticipate the opportunity to witness new drama and competition, as well as find the latest fan-favorite contestants to root for (and fall for). That being said, Season 18 has certainly lived up to all of our expectations. The current season of "The Bachelorette" follows Michelle Young's journey to find love. The 28-year-old bachelorette may have finished as the runner-up on Matt James' season of "The Bachelor," but she still managed to end up on top. Right now, the former basketball star turned elementary school teacher has her pick of 30 eligible men and a once-in-a-lifetime chance to find true love (via Screen Rant). In an interview with Us Weekly, Young revealed that by the season finale she ended up in a situation that she never could have predicted. "[The ending is] something that I didn't necessarily expect, something that I didn't think was possible for me," the Minnesota-native admitted.


With Episode 6 of the season airing on November 23, Young has narrowed down her dating pool to only 8 men (via Cosmopolitan). One of the lucky few who is still in the mix? Olumide "Olu" Onajide. Keep reading to find out more about the this single stud, and if you think he has a shot at becoming Young's Mr. Right.

Onajide and Young seem like a match made in heaven

When it comes to romance, many people firmly believe that opposites attract. However, according to Insider, dozens of studies show that people actually tend to be more attracted to individuals similar to themselves. This bodes well for Olumide "Olu" Onajide, who shares a few uncanny overlaps with "The Bachelorette." Onajide is also a talented basketball player, as noted by Screen Rant. For the majority of his high school years, Onajide competed on his varsity basketball team before graduating to college ball. Like Young, Onajide was a Division 1 basketball player, but while Young was dribbling away at Bradley College, Onajide was a "D1 hooper" at Rutgers. Onajide also shares the same age as "The Bachelorette" — both reality TV stars are 28 years old.


Onajide has left behind his basketball career for the time being and spends most of his days hard at work as an IT analyst. The multitalented contestant also dabbles in modeling and fitness coaching. Is there anything the Newark-native can't do?

One potential red flag? This is not Onajide's first rodeo when it comes to reality TV. In June 2020, Onajide starred on the reality TV series "Ultimate Tag." While this might scream "wrong reasons" to some Bachelor Nation fans, Onajide assures people that his motives are sincere. In a recent Instagram post, Onajide captioned a picture of him and Young with the words "I promise you ... I'm here for the right reasons." Aw!