Minnesota man will compete for love on 'The Bachelorette'

Josh Elledge will try to take home the final rose on the upcoming season.
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The upcoming season of ABC's "The Bachelorette" will have a Minnesota feel to it as Brooklyn Park native Josh Elledge will compete on the latest installment of the show.

Elledge was announced Tuesday with 32 other contestants on the show's Facebook page and after a thorough background check by Reality Steve, we know he has several traits that qualify him as a Minnesotan.

First, the 31-year-old played hockey at Gustavus Adolphus, which pretty much screams Minnesotan. Second, he's posted pictures in a Randy Moss jersey with his dog, which means he knows what it's like to suffer an NFC Championship loss (or five). 

According to a 2009-10 Gustavus junior varsity hockey roster, Elledge is a Brooklyn Park native who attended Champlin Park High School. 

He also has some pictures of his travel around the world and apparently works in sales, but these are things that pale in comparison to playing hockey (even JV hockey is cool) and cheering on the Vikings. 

Bring Me The News would love to ask him about his favorite beer and lutefisk, but you know, he's on a TV that took his phone away and he undoubtedly had to sign a contract that forbids him from talking about anything until the show is over. 

Elledge will compete for the love of Clare Crawley, who is a reality TV veteran being on three different Bachelor variations prior to the upcoming season. With a Minnesotan on the roster, it gives this state something to cheer for since sports have completely been wiped out by the coronavirus. 

The Bachelorette is set to debut May 28. 

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