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Colton Underwood has already been signed to his own reality show – his first as an openly gay man

As we saw with Caitlyn Jenner’s I Am Cait, chronicling your coming out journey on a reality TV show can have disastrous results – especially if you pissed a lot lot people off before you came out and were ready to be out to yourself and the world.

But this is the route former Bachelor star Colton Underwood has chosen to take now that he is publicly out as a gay – less than two years since publicly vying for heterosexual love on The Bachelor and before that The Bachelorette.

Variety reports that Underwood is getting his own reality show at Netflix and it is currently in production. The unscripted series with multiple episodes will focus on Underwood living his life publicly as a gay man. While the full scope of the series is under wraps, an insider tells Variety that Olympian Gus Kenworthy will appear in the series, acting as a guide, of sorts, for the former pro football player.

It’s safe to assume that Underwood’s reality show will be more authentic than his book The First Time: Finding Myself and Looking for Love on Reality TV released just a year ago.

Clearly he wasn’t through finding himself – and cashing in on it.

FILE UNDER: Coming Out, Reality

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4 Remarks

  1. He’s adorable. I’m sure he’ll have a sweet selection of guys to play with. Hope he finds aworthy partner. Good luck!!

  2. April 14th, 2021 at 1:26 pm
    Tommy Marx says:

    When I first saw this morning that this guy had come out as gay, I immediately thought, “Good for you!” I’ve never seen an episode of any of the reality shows he’s done, but like most gay people I know how hard it is to accept who you are when the entire world seems to be intent on demonizing people like you.

    But then I saw that his “deeply personal” interview (a phrase that was repeated ad nauseum on several entertainment sites) was conveniently timed to air the same day as his announcement of a Netflix reality show about his life.

    Sometimes I really hate people. A lot.

  3. If I had broadcast/cable TV this is one reality show I would definitely watch. There’s something rather captivating about Colton, a sweetness and earnestness.

  4. April 14th, 2021 at 2:49 pm
    Joe McDonald says:

    This was probably the worst kept secret in Hollywood. All the blind item gossip columns were hinting at Colton’s sexuality over a year ago. I’m just happy he’s finally comfortable enough with himself to come out and enjoy life.

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