Ben Zorn, a former Falls Church resident who graduated from George Mason High School in 2007, is competing on season 11 of ABC’s “The Bachelorette,” which premiers on Monday, May 18. Zorn is one of 25 men competing for bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe’s affection this season and, according to sources online, he has already made an impression on her.
According to reality TV blog Reality Steve, Zorn won the group date competition during the filming of the second episode of the show in Los Angeles. He was among eight guys who went head-to-head in a boxing ring, in a competition that was judged by Laila Ali, Bristowe and “The Bachelorette” host Chris Harrison.
Zorn won two rounds and then the championship round and Bristowe gave him a rose during the competition’s after party. Before competing on the show, Zorn, 26, lived in San Jose, Calif. and was a personal trainer at Diesel Fueled Fitness and ClubSport. He was also a football player at San Jose University before graduating in 2012.