10 Things to know about Bachelorette contestant Peter Kraus

Thirty-one-year-old Peter Kraus is one young man you will meet when The Bachelorette premieres at the end of this month and I suspect the handsome model will be pretty popular with fans.

1. His Job: Peter Kraus is a mid-west boy from Madison, Wisconsin. He’s a Dietician/Personal Trainer and quite a successful model. In fact if he looks familiar, you may have seen on TV before. He stars on the ubiquitous Jos A Bank commercials, as well as in a number of print ads.pete-kraus-jos

2. His family: His father is 59-year-old Gary Kraus, manager of a Panera bakery and restaurant on Fish Hatchery Road in Fitchburg, Wisconsin.

And his mom is 57-year-old Lynn Kraus, a travel agent with Middleton Travel. Lynn also works in the emergency room at Meriter Hospital.

He has an older brother named David Kraus that’s married and has a child and lives in Wayne, New Jersey.

3. He’s wanted to be The Bachelor since high school. Check out this little nugget from his high school yearbook. I suspect if he doesn’t get Rachel’s final rose he’s got a good chance of making that dream happen.


4. He has 4 tattoos. His family knot on his left shoulder, a cross on his right arm, Ironman on his ribs and, a buck on his chest.peter-tattoos6

5. He’s a Packer’s fan.pete-kraus

6. He had an eating disorder: Interesting that dad is the manager of a bakery given Peter’s history with an eating disorder.

On his personal website he describes the situation,

“My passion for fitness began early, playing baseball, soccer, basketball and football through my high school years. But at the age of 19 I developed an eating disorder while pursuing a modeling career, and my health and fitness began to rapidly decline. I realized that I hadn’t the slightest idea of what it meant to be truly fit or healthy, and in the winter of 2007 I hit rock bottom. So that spring I decided that it was time for a change and enrolled myself in the dietetics program at Madison College.”

I suspect we will get a good first date overshare circa Kacie B from Ben Flajnik’s season. ABC loves a good eating disorder overshare.

7. He’s completed three Ironman Triathlons, one of them with a broken foot.peter-kraus-2

8. His height: Pete is an astounding 6′-3″ tall!

9. He volunteers for the Make A Wish Foundation

10. He’s a Christian which will definitely be important to Rachel Lindsay who is also a Christian.

The Bachelorette premieres May 22nd on ABC.


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