Initial rose to popularity as a competition for the 10th period from the Bachelorette, vying for the very center of Andi Dorfman. Then continued to compete for the spinoff series Bachelor in Heaven in its third period. He was functioning being a hairstylist before signing up for the cast from the Bachelorette. He briefly dabbled popular blogging and there is a good Twitter account focused on his short-lived mullet. Originally from Warminster, Pa, he later resided in Santa Monica, California. Within the 10th period from the Bachelorette, he competed against champion Josh Murray.