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Michelle Young's Bachelorette season is off to an explosive start, with the drama between the guys reaching a boiling point as ~someone~ accused the Bachelorette herself of not being on the show for the right reasons.
The guy in question? Jamie Skaar. At first, he seemed to hit it off with Michelle after winning her very first one-on-one date. But he quickly turned all of the other studs against him when he started a rumor that Michelle dated contestant Joe Coleman before filming the show. (Plus, Jamie didn't own up to spreading the gossip—which, huge red flag.)
So, what's his deal? Here's everything to know about Jamie, including his job, his Instagram, his OnlyFans, and his future with Michelle.
Jamie is a biotech CEO from San Diego, California.
Thirty-two-year-old Jamie "is a catch," according to his ABC bio. "He has a great job, is extremely smart and has a healthy idea of exactly what he needs in a wife."
Jamie also has a pretty impressive track record as an entrepreneur, according to his LinkedIn. In 2015, he left his career as a salesman to start his own company, called Sol Solutions Today. The company provides homeowners in the Pacific Northwest with green technology that can lower their utility bills and make a positive impact on the environment.
And last year, Jamie founded SanctuAire, which aims to improve the air quality in their homes. "SanctuAire is about understanding our indoor environment and how it's affecting us personally," he explained in a video posted on the company's Instagram:
So, if Michelle is looking for a self-starter, Jamie has it covered!
He's really into fitness.
Wellness is huge for Jamie, who recently doubled down on his workout routine. "Been on a break from the gym for about a month," he wrote in a recent Instagram caption.
"But after my moment of accomplishment yesterday, how did I celebrate? By getting back to the practices and habits that I feel make me the best me. Back in the gym challenging myself and on my recovery and wellness practices to nurture myself."
He definitely has the six-pack to prove it:
Jamie is well-traveled.
This CEO "is a world traveler with a taste for all things and is the type of guy who will show up at the airport and let the ticketing agent decide his destination," according to his ABC bio. "Yes, he actually did that and had an amazing week in Uruguay!"
Bachelor Nation also heard Jamie admit on an episode of The Bachelorette that he's looking for a partner who won't mind his crazy work schedule—a.k.a. jetting off to countries with only a day's notice.
And, he's posted plenty of pics from his adventures on Instagram:
Oh, and he has an OnlyFans.
(But not that kind of OnlyFans.) Jamie uses the platform to bring followers along with him on his fitness journey. "If you geek on performance sciences you’ll enjoy this content. Especially for entrepreneurs, doctors, lawyers, executives, athletes or any one paid for their performance," his profile reads.
In Jamie's words, his posts are a "day in the life guide of habits/routines, tech/gadgets, food/recipes, supplementing, and activities that I use to increase my energy, lower stress, speed up recovery, improve my physical performance, reverse aging, spiritual alignment and grounding, increase motivation and focus, improve calm an relaxation, optimize mental capacity and acuity."
He doesn't seem to have any posts yet, though, so TBD on what that looks like.
He's a passionate advocate for mental health.
On his date with Michelle, Jamie opened up about losing his mother to suicide when he was younger. “It was literally one of the most impactful moments of my life,” he said in a video on Instagram. “This one event has really shaped a lot of who I am. The first of those lessons that I really got was really showing up for people.”
He's also been vocal about his own struggles with anxiety. “If someone were to ask me if I have a problem with anxiety, my gut response would be no. But I realize now that’s an ego response. Anxiety isn’t an identity, it’s a state. A state that, because of life’s challenges we all trek through,” he wrote in another caption.
“Some days suck, and other days really suck," Jamie continued. "For me that’s my time to be humble, accept my mistakes, and put in the work to improve. Even if life feels messy, I can still find and create joy in that process. As grateful for my bad days as I am for my good days, because it’s all just a chance to see myself in a different light and discover ways to improve.”
“I send my love, light and empathy to anyone working through anxiety, depression, mental and/or spiritual health," he finished. "You ain’t alone, it’s only a moment, and other side of that moment our blessings are waiting.”
Jamie and his sister are super close.
After their mother passed away, Jamie mentioned that he and his sister, Telia Renee, grew closer. He's featured often on her Instagram:
Which means she definitely needs to approve of Michelle if Jamie makes it to hometowns.
Warning: spoilers ahead! Stop reading here if you don't want to know what happens on season 18 of The Bachelorette.
You won't be seeing much more of Jamie this season.
Based on the latest Bachelorette promo, it looks like Jamie might be the first villain in Michelle's season—so he won't be sticking around for long.
Plus, spoilers confirm that Michelle is already engaged to contestant Nayte Olukoya. So while it's unclear how much longer Jamie will last, it looks like his remaining episodes are numbered.
And, Bachelor Nation took to Twitter to share their thoughts about him.
Naturally, Bachelor Nation wasn't thrilled when Jamie accused Michelle of being dishonest with the other guys.
"It’s very sus to me that Jamie would bring up these rumors himself and then claim that “others” are talking about it. Especially AFTER he created an emotional bond and basis for trust with her. Textbook manipulation. Giant red flag," one user Tweeted.
It’s very sus to me that Jamie would bring up these rumors himself and then claim that “others” are talking about it. Especially AFTER he created an emotional bond and basis for trust with her. Textbook manipulation. Giant red flag #TheBachelorette #bachelorette pic.twitter.com/3180RrrHLz
— Reality_Check (@Realitty_Check) October 27, 2021
"Jamie is walking around like he is the bachelor and Michelle wants his rose. Calm down!" someone else added.
— Peppa Pig (@BaconBitsPlease) October 27, 2021
— Marisa T. (@marisa6_risa) October 27, 2021
But not long after the episode aired, Jamie took to his Instagram Story to clear the air. "Hopeful of all the ways we can discover to be more supportive and appreciative of each other," he wrote.
"Life is hard and it can hurt and feel cold. But we can still meet every one of those moments with grace bc grace is always free 🙏🏾."
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