|Birth Date||6 November 1981|
|Known For||The Bachelor contestant|
|Highest Score||34 (Contemporary)|
|Lowest Score||21 (Cha-cha-cha)|
Originally retrieved from abc.com
Millions of single women had mixed emotions when Chris Soules, the stylish farmer from Iowa, was sent home by Andi Dorfman on The Bachelorette. One of the final three men, Chris was dismissed after he had emotionally confessed his love to Andi, but that meant the handsome bachelor was back on the market, ready to put his heartache behind him to search for the one missing piece in his life - true love - when he starred in the 19th edition of ABC's hit romance reality series The Bachelor.
The 33-year-old Midwestern bachelor and self-proclaimed romantic had been engaged once before. Heartbroken, Chris ended that seven-year relationship just months before he expected to walk down the aisle. Although his relationship with his fiancee was good, he didn't want to settle for "good." He wanted "great." While the humble but enormously successful farmer from tiny Arlington, Iowa (pop. 427) has found it difficult to date, that didn't stop him from having faith that one day he would find the perfect woman for him.
A family man through and through, Chris counts his father, who is a farmer, too, as his role model. His all-American mom immediately made Andi feel like a part of their family on Chris' hometown date. And Chris' three older sisters originally submitted him for the show. When Chris starts his own family, he is hoping for a big one like his own: four to six children. Chris, who actually could drive a tractor before he could drive a car, grew up on a farm in nearby Lamont, Iowa, and attended Iowa State University, where he studied agronomy and agriculture. He brought his skills back to the family farm where he expanded the business and helped make it the multi-million-dollar enterprise it is today.
This 6'1", blue-eyed bachelor loves football, camping and country music. He epitomizes what women look for in a man: successful, sensitive and sexy.
Dancing with the Stars 20
He was partnered with Witney Carson. They placed 5th.
|Week #||Dance / Song||Judges' Scores||Result|
|1||Jive / "Footloose"||7||6||6||7||No elimination|
|2||Cha-Cha-Cha / "Time of Our Lives"||5||6||5||5||Safe|
|3||Argentine Tango / "Dangerous"||7||7||7||7||Last to be called safe|
|4||Rumba / "The Book of Love"||7||6||7||7||Safe|
|5||Quickstep / "Zero to Hero"||7||6||7||7||Last to be called safe|
|6||Viennese Waltz / "Hopelessly Devoted to You"|
Team Freestyle / "Trouble"
|7||Foxtrot / "Five Minutes More"|
Foxtrot Dance-Off / "Orange Colored Sky"
|8||Contemporary / "Lay Me Down"|
Trio Paso Doble / "Outside"
- While Chris did appear on The Bachelor and picked Whitney Bischoff and they were together during Chris's run on Dancing with the Stars, they ended their relationship after their six-month anniversary.
- Chris is the third Bachelor and former Bachelorette contestant to compete.