Why Waukesha, WI Is Proud To Call 'Bachelor' Nick Viall Our Own

Why Waukesha, WI Is Proud To Call 'Bachelor' Nick Viall Our Own

Waukesha and UW-Milwaukee couldn't be more thrilled to share a hometown with Nick Viall.
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Nick Viall, known as the famous "Bachelor" runner-up and even seen as a bachelor villain in previous seasons, is, as Chris Harrison would say, the "most controversial bachelor yet;" the guy all bachelor fans love to hate or hate to love. But to Waukesha and Milwaukee, WI citizens, Nick is a pretty cool guy, and we're pretty proud to claim him as one of our own. Why, you ask? Let us count the reasons...

Nick is goofy

Nick has some pretty unique humor as we have seen from the past seasons. He likes to throw in side comments, which are not only funny but brutally honest in a playful way. He has also put a trademark on his T-rex dinosaur dance, walk or whatever it is but it for sure showcases the playful side of him that most people overlook. It makes us proud that the bachelor is finally someone who isn't so serious, and he shares something in common with us, a midwest accent!

He is extremely honest

Coming into Nick's own season of the "Bachelor" he had a visitor from his past, Liz, who held one of his dirty little secrets. The two had a previous relationship in which the other women were unaware of. Early on Nick knew it was wrong to hide this from the women, so he chose to tell them. This connection between Nick and Liz could have been kept completely private, yet he chose to be completely honest about it and not hide anything from the other women.

Keep it one hunna, Nick, this is why we love you.

He’s a family man

Nick constantly reminds the ladies and his fans that he comes from a big family with many siblings. His social media accounts are filled with pictures spreading the love for his family and Snapchat videos of him with small children, which is aways adorable. And, it also shows immediate husband material.

He is very charming

Nick does not only have the looks, but he has it all. There must be something beyond his ever-so-tight skinny jeans that makes him irresistible. The way he can work a suit is also incredible! Nick has shown how charming he really is with his brain. He is wise beyond any previous bachelor. Sometimes he is so smooth that I don't even know what he is saying. He mentions his love for psychology which is a difficult subject; he also studied at UWM, which makes us Milwaukee folks very proud.

He is a great friend

On "Bachelor in Paradise," Nick did not find love; however, he did find a lot of new friendships. Multiple women confined in Nick as almost a relationship counselor. The Ferguson twins became his BFFs, showing that he is a friendly guy and proving that other seasons have it all wrong. Watching this season, I was actually jealous of their friendship. I only wish I had a guy friend that close to me.

He's athletic and proud

Not gonna lie when I watched Nick in this past episode I thought he was wearing his Waukesha North High School track uniform. He wasn’t shy to mention that he participated in sports all throughout high school and college, which is not only attractive but impressive.

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He’s real AF

In past seasons he's shown that he definitely is not afraid to speak his mind, not to mention the awkward moment after the final rose at the end of the first round of the "Bachelorette" when he called Andi out with their fantasy suit situation. However, I applaud him for this, a man just trying to get some closure.

Nick also had to deal with the wrath of two bullies, Josh on Andi’s season and Sean on Kaitlyn’s season. Both men were not too fond of him, but I believe it’s because they were jealous of his relationship with the women. Nick handled the situation like a man and chose to not let the men get in the way of his relationship with the women, proving he doesn’t deal with anyone's crap and that he is real AF!

On a sweeter note, on his date on the most recent episode, Nick poured his heart out to Vanessa and even ended up in tears of joy expressing his feelings for her, and on the first date! Nick may have been seen as wanting certain things from the women this season, but a man who cries to you is definitely a man who cares for you, and if that doesn’t show he isn’t looking for a wife then I don’t know what does. He even kissed her after she puked from motion sickness, which was super cute.

And what makes us most proud… Nick is proud of where he came from

Finally, someone is from Waukesha to showcase the greatness of this small Wisconsin town. Spoiler, Nick takes some of the lucky final women home to Waukesha where he takes them on dates downtown, including a Waukesha favorite coffee shop, The Steaming Cup, and another sweet date at Waukesha’s Skateland. Although Skateland hosts no one but middle schoolers now, it is sweet that Nick took one of the women to this local hangout to spark a romance like the olden days. On previous seasons, Nick also brought Andi to the Milwaukee Public Market, which is the perfect date to showcase the urban city of Milwaukee and a taste of some of the best food and drinks in the city. He also mentions he attended high school in Waukesha, Waukesha North, and college at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Two of the contestants are also from Wisconsin, so we may have an upcoming bachelorette from Wisco, or Nick might even find his wife-to-be from a nearby city. On his helicopter date with Danielle M from Wisconsin, they share a conversation about their love of cheese over a plate of cheese, how Wisconsin could you get?

It's always cool to see my hometown on TV, and it looks even better with Nick showing it off himself. Thanks for being a proud Wisconsinite Nick, we're proud to have you as the Bachelor!

Cover Image Credit: Nick Viall / Instagram

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8 Reasons Why My Dad Is the Most Important Man In My Life

Forever my number one guy.
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Growing up, there's been one consistent man I can always count on, my father. In any aspect of my life, my dad has always been there, showing me unconditional love and respect every day. No matter what, I know that my dad will always be the most important man in my life for many reasons.

1. He has always been there.

Literally. From the day I was born until today, I have never not been able to count on my dad to be there for me, uplift me and be the best dad he can be.

2. He learned to adapt and suffer through girly trends to make me happy.

I'm sure when my dad was younger and pictured his future, he didn't think about the Barbie pretend pageants, dressing up as a princess, perfecting my pigtails and enduring other countless girly events. My dad never turned me down when I wanted to play a game, no matter what and was always willing to help me pick out cute outfits and do my hair before preschool.

3. He sends the cutest texts.

Random text messages since I have gotten my own cell phone have always come my way from my dad. Those randoms "I love you so much" and "I am so proud of you" never fail to make me smile, and I can always count on my dad for an adorable text message when I'm feeling down.

4. He taught me how to be brave.

When I needed to learn how to swim, he threw me in the pool. When I needed to learn how to ride a bike, he went alongside me and made sure I didn't fall too badly. When I needed to learn how to drive, he was there next to me, making sure I didn't crash.

5. He encourages me to best the best I can be.

My dad sees the best in me, no matter how much I fail. He's always there to support me and turn my failures into successes. He can sit on the phone with me for hours, talking future career stuff and listening to me lay out my future plans and goals. He wants the absolute best for me, and no is never an option, he is always willing to do whatever it takes to get me where I need to be.

6. He gets sentimental way too often, but it's cute.

Whether you're sitting down at the kitchen table, reminiscing about your childhood, or that one song comes on that your dad insists you will dance to together on your wedding day, your dad's emotions often come out in the cutest possible way, forever reminding you how loved you are.


7. He supports you, emotionally and financially.

Need to vent about a guy in your life that isn't treating you well? My dad is there. Need some extra cash to help fund spring break? He's there for that, too.

8. He shows me how I should be treated.

Yes, my dad treats me like a princess, and I don't expect every guy I meet to wait on me hand and foot, but I do expect respect, and that's exactly what my dad showed I deserve. From the way he loves, admires, and respects me, he shows me that there are guys out there who will one day come along and treat me like that. My dad always advises me to not put up with less than I deserve and assures me that the right guy will come along one day.

For these reasons and more, my dad will forever be my No. 1 man. I love you!

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My contemplation of the complexities between different forms of art.

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Aside from reading Guy Harrison's guide to eliminating scientific ignorance called, "At Least Know This: Essential Science to Enhance Your Life" and, "The Breakthrough: Immunotherapy and the Race to Cure Cancer" by Charles Graeber, an informative and emotional historical account explaining the potential use of our own immune systems to cure cancer, I read articles and worked on my own writing in order to keep learning while enjoying my winter break back in December. I also took a trip to the Guggenheim Museum.


I wish I was artistic. Generally, I walk through museums in awe of what artists can do. The colors and dainty details simultaneously inspire me and remind me of what little talent I posses holding a paintbrush. Walking through the Guggenheim was no exception. Most of the pieces are done by Hilma af Klint, a 20th-century Swedish artist expressing her beliefs and curiosity about the universe through her abstract painting. I was mostly at the exhibit to appease my mom (a K - 8th-grade art teacher), but as we continued to look at each piece and read their descriptions, I slowly began to appreciate them and their underlying meanings.


I like writing that integrates symbols, double meanings, and metaphors into its message because I think that the best works of art are the ones that have to be sought after. If the writer simply tells you exactly what they were thinking and how their words should be interpreted, there's no room for imagination. An unpopular opinion in high school was that reading "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne was fun. Well, I thought it was. At the beginning of the book, there's a scene where Hawthorne describes a wild rosebush that sits just outside of the community prison. As you read, you are free to decide whether it's an image of morality, the last taste of freedom and natural beauty for criminals walking toward their doom, or a symbol of the relationship between the Puritans with their prison-like expectations and Hester, the main character, who blossoms into herself throughout the novel. Whichever one you think it is doesn't matter, the point is that the rosebush can symbolize whatever you want it to. It's the same with paintings - they can be interpreted however you want them to be.


As we walked through the building, its spiral design leading us further and further upwards, we were able to catch glimpses of af Klint's life through the strokes of her brush. My favorite of her collections was one titled, "Evolution." As a science nerd myself, the idea that the story of our existence was being incorporated into art intrigued me. One piece represented the eras of geological time through her use of spirals and snails colored abstractly. She clued you into the story she was telling by using different colors and tones to represent different periods. It felt like reading "The Scarlet Letter" and my biology textbook at the same time. Maybe that sounds like the worst thing ever, but to me it was heaven. Art isn't just art and science isn't just science. Aspects of different studies coexist and join together to form something amazing that will speak to even the most untalented patron walking through the museum halls.

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