What Is Jonathan’s Real Job Off 'The Bachelorette'? Tickle Monster Is Not His Actual Career

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A new season of The Bachelorette means more ridiculous job descriptions and unique personalities getting together in one room. For Rachel Lindsay’s season, we already have a great contender for best fake job — that would be Jonathan Treece, also known on the show as a “tickle monster.” I think this is quite creepy (why is a 30-something calling himself a tickle monster?), so I want to know: What is tickle monster Jonathan’s real job off The Bachelorette?

Luckily, a quick Google search reveals that Jonathan has an actual, real-life career outside of tickling people. So many of the faux jobs people on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette claim are fake, and their funny careers are just nice ways to say “unemployed.” According to his LinkedIn, Jonathan Treece is a doctor — a family medicine physician, to be exact — in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. According to the page, Jonathan provides “full spectrum Family Medicine care from newborns to geriatrics. Some of my specialty services include weight loss, joint injections, skin procedures/biopsies, [and] discolored nails/nail fungus treatment."

Seems like this tickle monster can do it all, huh? He also got his Bachelor’s Degree at Arkansas State University and his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. He has a five-star review on HealthGrades.com, so I guess his patients really seem to like him, too. According to FloridaHospital.com, he used to rock a mean ponytail.

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I tried to do a little deep dive into Jonathan’s social media, but of course, everything is private right now. That’s to be expected, as this season of The Bachelorette hasn’t started yet. I can’t see anything else about Jonathan so I’m now forced to speculate on why this guy wants to be known as a tickle monster, so let’s break it down here.

If Jonathan was a pediatrician, I could see calling himself a tickle monster, because some kids like tickling and they think it’s hilarious? Jonathan being a pediatrician and being a tickle monster makes sense, because it’s very Patch Adams to clown around and make your patients feel comfortable. But Jonathan practices family medicine in Florida, which I have to imagine involves many older adults in his practice and not children. Family medicine is a little bit of everything, but it doesn’t specialize in children. Thinking about your adult doctor calling himself a tickle monster certainly changes things, doesn’t it?


Maybe Jonathan just didn’t want people to know he was a doctor while he was on the show? Google exists, but maybe that was something he just wasn’t interested in. Or maybe he just wanted to create some buzz around him, and make a jump into Hollywood. Who knows? All I know is this tickle monster has a real job, so that's sort of comforting to know.