The world is about to get a whole season of Nick V, but fans of the Bachelor franchise are already familiar with this villain turned suitor from his appearances on Seasons 10 and 11 of The Bachelorette and Bachelor In Paradise Season 3.
It's time to look back at his amazing journey to find (and lose) love with Andi Dorfman, Kaitlyn Bristowe and various other ladies in Mexico including Amanda Stanton, Leah Block and Jen Saviano.
There's been tears, fights and a lot of accusations about "making love" that lead up to ABC's decision to make Nick its leading man, so grab a glass of wine and relive or learn Nick's Bachelor history before you see him make even more.
Meet Nick V
Nick Viall had a traditional entrance into Andi Dorfman's season of The Bachelorette. He came out of the limo wearing a smile and a polka dotted tie.
The First Impression Rose
Much to Nick’s (and basically everyone watching at home and in the mansion) surprise, he got the first impression rose from Andi. He was thrilled and the sparks between the two of them started to fly.
A Lack Of Enthusiasm For Group Dates
As Nick’s relationship with Andi continued to grow, his relationship with the rest of the suitors became more and more hostile. He knew he was the front-runner, and he let everyone around him know it too. When he refused to participate during a group date, all of the other men thought Andi would see “the real Nick,” but their relationship didn’t skip a beat.
The First Heartbreak
Nick made it to the final two along with Josh Murray, and Andi clearly had feelings for both of them. She couldn’t keep her hands off of Josh, but frequently said that Nick “made her feel like a woman.” She ultimately broke up with Nick before the final rose ceremony so he didn’t have a chance to propose. He was heartbroken.
At one of the most controversial After The Final Rose specials to date (Jason Mesnick still holds the title for most dramatic), a visibly upset Nick, who had been trying to make contact with Andi since the show wrapped, asked her a question about their night in the infamous fantasy suite. “If you didn't love me why did you make love to me?” was the question heard around the world, and after breaking the unspoken “what happens in the fantasy suite, stays in the fantasy suite” rule, Nick’s role as a villain was solidified.
Bachelorette Round Two
A few weeks into Kaitlyn Bristowe’s season of the Bachelorette, Nick unexpectedly showed up during a group date and revealed the two of them talked before her season started and that he had feelings for her. Much to the rest of the cast’s dismay, Kaitlyn let Nick stay and the two started their makeout tour across the country. And later in Europe.