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What To Know About The Man Who Showed Up In A Giant Gift Box On The Bachelorette

That’s one way to make an impression.

Katie's 'Bachelorette' contestant James, via the ABC press site
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The last time someone was intently asking “what’s in the box?” it didn’t turn out so well — just ask Brad Pitt in Se7en. Fortunately, it went a little smoother for Katie Thurston during the premiere episode of her Bachelorette season. After a man showed up in a massive, gift-wrapped box with nothing more than the request to “find him inside,” the mysterious suitor finally revealed himself to be James Bonsall, and he and Katie hit it off. Since it seems like he’ll be sticking around for the foreseeable future, here’s what to know about the 30-year-old contestant.

James’ Job Is Different From His Degree

According to what appears to be his LinkedIn page, James graduated with a sports management degree from the State University of New York College at Cortland, though without a profile photo, it’s hard to confirm the profile is his. He seems to now be working in Human Capital Management for a software and online payroll company called Paycor.

James’ Instagram Is All About Fitness

James’ physique is the star of his Instagram feed. Throughout his 50 posts, James’ followers are treated to a litany of gym photos and shots of flexed muscles as James lives it up in the San Diego sun. His Instagram also includes some pictures of him traveling, including jet-skiing in New York and smiling while overlooking the Sydney Opera House. His feed gives a little insight into his family as well, featuring a picture with him and his parents in Scotland.

James Keeps A Low Profile

James doesn’t have much of a social media presence outside of Instagram. That’s not majorly shocking for a contestant who decided to contort himself to fit into a cardboard cube rather than disclose his identity right away. His Bachelorette bio doesn’t offer much other info. It’s just a series of question marks.