Call it a crash course. Chris Bukowski, who attempted to crash Bachelorette Andi Dorfman's introductory cocktail party on the May 19 season 10 premiere, explained his actions to Ryan Seacrest on Tuesday, May 20.
"She seemed like a girl I could hit it off with," Bukowski, 27, reasoned to Seacrest, who quoted the contestant on his radio show. A source added to Us Weekly, "She's beautiful and career-driven. Bukowski thought there was a chance it could work, so he reached out to producers."
On Monday's Bachelorette premiere, Bukowski revealed he fell for the Atlanta-based prosecutor, 26, back in February, after her explosive Fantasy Suite episode with Juan Pablo aired and she left the series on her own accord. Find out what else to expect from Dorfman's upcoming season.
"I almost got on as a contestant, but it was too late," said Bukowski, who first captured fans' attention when he starred on Emily Maynard's Bachelorette season back in 2012. The Chicago native later rose to notoriety for his womanizing and lying ways on Bachelor Pad, though it appears he wanted to seek love with Dorfman. So what was a guy to do? "I flew to L.A., and at that point there was no turning back," the business owner told Seacrest.
As revealed on the Bachelorette premiere, Bukowski camped outside the Bachelor mansion for a week, hoping to join the foray of men vying for Dorfman's affection. (The approach worked for returning contestant Kacie B., who first competed on Ben Flajnik's season, and later, crashed Sean Lowe's opening reception party.) "We have a party crasher," show host Chris Harrison told Dorfman on Monday's episode. "He's been on the show before. It's Chris Bukowski."
Dorfman shut him down, concluding it would not be fair to her 25 other suitors. Dejected, Bukowski lamented to Harrison, "I can't give up like this… I'm not leaving." Ultimately, he was asked to leave and security escorted him off the premises.
Bukowski, for his part, has been taking the rejection in stride. He shared a picture of himself on Facebook late Monday, holding a bouquet of red roses and giving the camera a smoldering, mischievous gaze. "Pre-break-in!" he wrote. "Safety first! #seatbelt #bachelorette."
He also tweeted about the incident and joked, "I should have went through the back entrance," while adding in a direct tweet to Dorfman, "You looked amazing, by the way."
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