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Ed From Bachelor In Paradise Isn't Afraid To Stir Up Drama

He had quite a memorable response to Noah receiving the group date rose during Tayshia’s Bachelorette season.

by Justice Namaste
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a photo of Bachelorette contestant Ed Waisbrot
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You probably remember Bachelorette contestant Ed Waisbrot as that guy who greeted Clare Crawley by rolling up in a giant plastic bubble. It was a cute opening gimmick for a season filmed amid a global pandemic, but we didn't see much of Ed while Clare was on the show — a result of her somewhat myopic focus on her now maybe-husband Dale Moss.

After Tayshia took over as lead, Ed got a lot more screentime. In one episode, he confronted fellow contestant Chasen Nick for being "a fraud" and "a phony," which led to an obscenely petty altercation between the two. At the end of the same episode, Ed also — for lack of a better term — kind of lost his sh*t over the fact that Noah received the group date rose. “F*ck Noah! F*ck that guy!” he screamed in a confessional. “He got a rose. But you know what? His 'stache is gone. His momentum's gonna be gone. I will call him out in front of the whole house tomorrow, man-to-man, and tell him, 'Noah from Oklahoma. Your rose means f*cking nothing.” Tayshia wasn’t into the melodrama, but eventually sent Ed home simply because she wasn’t feeling a connection.

Now, Ed is vying for a second shot at love on Bachelor in Paradise Season 7, a perfect setting for someone who loves to stir the pot as much as him. In the time between shooting Tayshia’s season and appearing on BiP, Ed has been enjoying time in nature, traveling, and hanging out with some of his fellow Bachelorette contestants (he seems to be especially close with Bennett Jordan!). Here's what to remember about the 36-year-old.

Ed's Job

Ed is a healthcare salesman who lives in Miami, Florida.

Ed's Instagram

Though Ed only started being more active on Instagram last spring, his feed is already filling up with photos of him outdoors — both in his home of Miami and in all sorts of other beautiful locales.

Ed's Ideal Partner

After some time being single, Ed says he's finally in a place mentally and professionally to prioritize finding his soulmate. He loves a woman who's playful and fun, and is looking for a partner who isn't scared of an adventure: he likes all-inclusive resorts and indulging in aquatic hobbies like kayaking and paddleboarding.

What Ed's Been Up To Since The Bachelorette

Since filming on The Bachelorette wrapped, Ed has continued to enjoy plenty of time in nature. Photos on his Instagram show him hiking everywhere from Utah's Zion National Park to Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands, as well as spending time on the beach in Miami.

Since leaving La Quinta resort, Ed has also enjoyed some time with family — specifically his very cute godson.

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