Hayden Markowitz opted to continue his Bachelorette journey with Rachel Recchia, as opposed to Gabby Windey, on the show’s July 25 episode. He made his decision clear during a one-on-one conversation with Gabby, where he told her that his morals aligned better with Rachel’s. He also referred to Gabby as “rough around the edges” during the conversation.
Although Gabby was hurt by Hayden’s choice of words, Rachel felt a connection with him. She decided to give him a rose at the rose ceremony, making him one of her nine men for the remainder of the season. However, Hayden rubbed a lot of Bachelorette viewers the wrong way, and has become a controversial contestant on the show’s 19th season. Learn more about him below:
1. What Does Hayden Markowitz Do?
Hayden’s ABC bio lists his career as a “Leisure Executive” in Florida. He actually is the CEO of a rental property company called 30A Rental Properties. 30A is a collection of beach towns located along County Road 30A in western Florida. He founded the company in 2013, and manages various properties amidst the scenic area. In addition to running 30A Rental Properties, Hayden has also worked as a realtor at various companies since 2012.
2. Hayden Is A Dog Dad
Hayden is the ultimate dog lover and is looking for a partner who also loves four-legged friends. He has a dog named Rambo, and says they are a “package deal” in his ABC bio. “No one is getting a ring on their finger without Rambo’s approval,” Hayden adds in his bio.
3. Where Did Hayden Go To College?
Hayden graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2017. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Studies. He also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Entrepreneurship from the University of Mississippi. At UCF, he was the Director of Philanthropy for his fraternity, Sigma Chi.
4. Hayden Is A Southern Boy
Hayden grew up in Savannah, Georgia, and he has the accent to prove it. Although he lives in Florida now, he’s loyal to his Georgia roots, as well.
5. Hayden Loves The Outdoors
Some of Hayden’s favorite hobbies are golfing, hitting the beach, and cooking on the grill. His Instagram page also shows outdoor activities, including boating.