The 29-year-old 5'11" bull rider-turned-model joined Season 24 of Dancing with the Stars to seemingly prove to himself he can do anything he sets his mind to.
Before the ABC reality dancing competition began, Bonner admitted on Good Morning America he "took on Mount Everest," but the handsome contestant has shown fans week to week he has some natural performance ability. He also continues to improve the more he works at it.
Bonner is currently single, and he's obviously a risk-taker, but what else do we know about him?
Below is a list of 6 facts Reality TV World has compiled about Bonner Bolton:
- Bonner was born on June 1, 1987 on a ranch in Odessa, TX, and he has four siblings who all have "B" names -- Bliss, Brody, Bridger and Brylee Bolton.
- The Dancing with the Stars contestant got a full-ride bull riding scholarship to Odessa College and Texas Technical Academy.
- Bonner played Scott Eastwood's stunt double in the major motion picture, The Longest Ride.
- Bonner became a model following a life-threatening accident while bull riding in a January 2016 competition. Bolton flipped off the backside of a bull and then got trampled by the wild animal, snapping his C2 vertebra in his neck.
According to GQ magazine, he was paralyzed for 24 hours and underwent a six-hour surgery but shocked the world when he was able to walk again three days later. Doctors told Bonner that 95 percent of people with his injuries never walk again.
- Bonner is religious, appreciates great art, considers himself a lifelong cowboy, loves good southern barbeque food as well as oysters, and enjoys paddleboarding, acting and fly-fishing.
- Before breaking his neck, Bonner had persevered through several serious injuries to rank among the world's top bull riders: In 2008, he tore his right bicep clean off the bone, sidelining him for nearly a year. Years later, he broke his collarbone in four places.