9 Things Kevin's Instagram Reveals About The 'Bachelor Winter Games' Star's Real Life Off TV
Kevin Wendt is one new face that American fans of the Bachelor franchise might not recognize on Tuesday when Bachelor Winter Games premieres on ABC. The spinoff of the internationally-beloved dating reality show will bring together past contestants from not only the United States versions of The Bachelor and Bachelorette, but also introduce plenty of different countries' own Bachelor stars to the American audience. Bachelorette Canada star Kevin is one of those people who is surely about to captivate American viewers.
Kevin originally appeared on Canada's installment of The Bachelorette, and ultimately came away from his season's finale as the victor, embarking on a new relationship with Jasmine Lorimer, according to Us Weekly. Unfortunately, just five months after the finale aired, the pair split, according to the same article. They both shared heartfelt Instagram posts that insisted neither of them harbor any ill will toward the other, but that the relationship was simply not working.
"There's no denying that Kevin and I have experienced our share of ups and downs. Our journey together has been a challenging one, but in spite of the hardships, our bond grew stronger and our support for one another did as well," Jasmine wrote on Instagram in April of 2017. "Even so, our differences and the physical distance have taken a toll on us and a couple of months ago, we decided to end our relationship and take some time to work on ourselves individually."
Though the relationship is over, it seems Kevin is still ready for TV love. So, what can we learn about the new Bachelor Winter Games contestant from his Instagram?
1. It's Clear He Still Cares For His Ex
Their Bachelorette-induced relationship may not have worked out, but Kevin shared similar sentiments on Instagram as what Jasmine said when they publicly announced their breakup. He said it was "impossible to put into words the love and respect" he still had for her.
"I have learned so much from Jas, and I am a much better man because of her," he wrote. "Although rough at times, the year we have spent together is something I wouldn't change or want to experience with anyone else. Jasmine you are the brightest star in my eyes, and I will always be your biggest fan."
2. He's Very Into Working Out
A hefty portion of Kevin's Instagram is filled with plenty of workouts and fitness routines that I'm pretty sure I couldn't attempt even after years of rigorous training. His Instagram suggests that fitness is a huge part of his life. That certainly should give him a bit of an edge as he takes on the physical competitions of Bachelor Winter Games.
3. He LOVES Being An Uncle
There are so many babies and tiny children on Kevin's Instagram feed, and I am here for it. Though none of them appear to be his, he alludes to his position as an uncle in several of his Instagram captions. "She's already way cooler than me," he wrote alongside an adorable photo of himself and his niece donning matching sunglasses.
4. He Enjoys Catching Some Rays At The Beach
Kevin's Instagram is extremely tropical, despite the fact that he hails from Canada. Maybe it's only natural that he gravitates toward warmth despite his chilly northern background. You can almost always find him, apparently, by some beautiful body of water. He'll be giving that up to come to Winter Games.
5. He's A Firefighter
He's frequently sharing photos of himself and his truck, or selfies while wearing his protective gear. On the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, he posted a poignant photo, saying that "the New York City firefighters that died that day are the 343 reasons I became a firefighter myself," and also noted that he had also spent time in the military because of that day.
6. He Is Not Above A Good Mural Selfie
This mural appears in basically every snapshot of someone who visits Nashville, and Kevin is not immune. He seems to be an avid traveler and loves to document all the unique sights of the places he visits.
7. He's Close With His Family
His niece isn't the only one Kevin likes to plaster on his social media — he also seems to be very close with his parents, sharing photos of them for birthday occasions and simply just while hanging out.
8. He Rooted For The Patriots On Super Bowl Sunday
As a lifelong Eagles fan, I must humbly disapprove of this unfortunate decision, and offer some hopes that Kevin wasn't too heartbroken when the Patriots fell in the big game. But it's nice to see that he was supporting his team that day, even if American football isn't necessarily something native to his Canadian roots.
9. He Is No Stranger To Rigorous Athletic Challenges
This can be assumed by noting that he's a firefighter who loves to work out, but Kevin also has shared photos of him and friends embarking on some seriously intense training. Seeing him decked out in harnesses really drives home the fact that he's probably ready for whatever Winter Games has to throw at him, and will likely come out with more than a few date cards, if his athletic record is any indication.
Kevin obviously holds plenty of things near and dear to his heart — his career, his family, and even his ex. And, if Winter Games goes his way, he may very well be making room for even more love and happiness this year.