Who Is Michael Garofola From 'Bachelor In Paradise'? He's Been Pretty Busy Since He Wooed Desiree Hartsock

The second season of Bachelor in Paradise has just barely kicked off, but the deja vu this show is giving me is already unreal. So far I've recognized a lot of contestants... aka the zillions of cast members from the most recent seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette — but there are some I just couldn't place. Like, who is Bachelor In Paradise's Michael Garofola? Let's be real: There are so many people on these shows that it's hard to remember everyone, especially if they go back farther than the last year or two. 

If you also have no idea who this good looking person is who will show up on the shores of Mexico in Week 2, let me fill you in. You might remember him as the New York attorney from Desiree Hartsock's season of The Bachelorette, where he made it to Week 7 — almost all the way to the end! Now, Michael is back and looking for love on Bachelor in Paradise. 

And, since Des looked for love two whole Bachelorette seasons ago (way back in 2013), it's been awhile since we've seen Michael around. So, what's he been up to? His Instagram is here to save the day and fill us in! 

1. He Moved To Texas 

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And, passed the bar exam there, apparently! Hey, good job!

2. He Went To A Bachelor Nation Bachelor Party

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That's a lot of "bachelor" in one sentence, but it's true. He attended former Bachelorette contestant Zak Waddell's bachelor party... as Batman. I'm sure there's a good story there.

3. He Volunteered To Help Houston Flood Victims

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Does this guy have a huge heart or what?! 

4. He Took A Trip To Cabo

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It looks like it was absolutely gorgeous. He's spent a lot of time in Mexico this summer, and I am jealous.

5. And, He Went To Desiree's Wedding

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Who gets invited to their ex's wedding? NO ONE. This is proof that Michael must be special.

I'm looking forward to seeing Michael this season — and finding out which women he has a connection with in Paradise. 

Image: Rick Rowell/ABC

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