Throughout this season of ‘The Bachelorette,’ we knew Kirk DeWindt as the blond dude with the hard bod whose buttery lips spread smoothly over Ali Fedotowsky’s…and caused the likes of Frank Neuschaefer to twitch like a muscle spasm. But after last Monday’s hometown dates, those images were but a distant memory once we discovered that he’s the son of a father who finds joy in stuffing Fluffy the Cat and of a mother whom we hoped had the option of getting Invisalign.
While we’ll never know if Kirky’s unique family dynamic contributed to Ali’s decision to bump him off the list, at least we know he’s willing to speak to reporters about his experience at almost finding love.
About Ali being introduced to the basement of death:
“I was a little nervous to see her reaction. But you know, for me, it’s normal because I grew up around it. People think it’s strange, but I’d given her fair warning. She knew what she was getting into—and I know she’s kind of a ‘roll-with-the-punches’ kind of girl.”
About moving on from the mold spore drama and getting serious about his love life:
“I was sick for quite a while and so I was just kind of focused on myself. I didn’t really have a whole lot to give because I was worried about my own health. So, as I started feeling better, I started to realize that I actually had something to give, and I was ready to take that step forward. I think developing a real relationship with Ali was one of the first times I’d done that since I knew I was healthy enough to actually move forward with my life, if that makes sense.”
See Kirk’s Dad’s Basement:
About who he thinks is the man for Ali:
“In the back of my mind, I’d always thought it was Frank who would be best—obviously, I’ve seen the previews like everybody else, so that has changed my mind on that…
Frank is probably the definition of quirky, and he’s a bit neurotic in a great way. And I think that those were qualities that Ali was looking for—in my personal opinion, that Frank would be the most quirky, and kind of, maybe a little off the beaten path… I feel like maybe Chris and Roberto, they’re more of the safe bet and Frank, not so much.”
About the idea of being the next Bachelor:
“I would definitely entertain the thought of being the next Bachelor. It’s a lot to get into [but] a great opportunity as well.”
About whether or not he believes you can find love on the show:
“It’s kind of like this strange version of speed dating where she’s out with other people, so that makes it more stressful. But it’s very organic. And obviously besides the date being set up, everything happens at it is. I think real relationships are formed, and I think I would attest to that. I would imagine if I continued on the journey, it would just have gotten stronger. So, I do believe that you can actually build a real relationship out of the show.”