Dr. Bryan Abasolo is a contestant on Rachel Lindsay’s season of The Bachelorette, but it appears that this is not his first time on a dating show. Refinery 29 reports that he previously was on UPN’s 2004 show The Player. On the show, 13 men competed in various player “tests” to earn dates with a model named Dawn. Check out a clip from the show in the below Instagram post.
When Abasolo was on The Player, his job title was a “club promoter” and he was the eleventh contestant to be eliminated, which means he made it pretty far on the show. According to a press release via Futon Critic, here’s the summary of Abasolo’s time on the show:
Since Dawn started to like Bryan, she was excited to go meet his family and friends. The first part of the date, Bryan took Dawn to a romantic lunch and a swim at the beach in Miami. He then surprised her with a plane flying over head with a banner that read “Dawn & Bryan???” She was really impressed. But Dawn knew something was up later when she asked his buddies about Bryan and they fell silent. With nothing to say about their best friend, Dawn started to doubt his player skills. The following day, while the other two guys were competing for Dawn’s attention, Bryan just stayed downstairs and kept to himself, which only helped Dawn make her decision. So, at the time of elimination, her choice was easy, and she asked Bryan to leave. She just felt he had no game.
According to Life & Style Magazine, a couple of the guys on The Bachelorette this season are not to fond of Abasolo, though it may not be shown. In a deleted scene from episode 5, Life & Style reveals that Peter Kraus and Dean Unglert both had things to say about Abasolo. In his confessional to the camera, Kraus apparently said:
I think she needs a leader. I think she needs a guy who has genuine confidence that’s not cockiness or arrogance.
Kraus also reportedly told Unglert that he wouldn’t want someone like Abasolo for Rachel Lindsay. The guys also talked about a comment that Abasolo made on The Ellen DeGeneres Show group date. He revealed that he was the first to kiss Lindsay and told Will that he could have his “sloppy seconds.”