DeMario, a 30-year-old executive recruiter from Century City, CA, will introduce himself to The Bachelorette star Rachel Lindsay -- again -- when Season 13 premieres Monday, May 22 at 9PM ET/PT on ABC.
"He's a very confident guy, and he has that swagger even in the face of standing next to all the other guys," Chris told Yahoo! TV.
Rachel briefly became acquainted with DeMario on Nick Viall's The Bachelor: After the Final Rose. During that live March broadcast, Chris surprised Rachel by suddenly asking the crew to transform the set so it resembled the Bachelor mansion's entrance.
Rachel then met a handful of her Season 13 suitors, who appeared nervous and confused about the whole ordeal, before filming for her The Bachelorette edition officially began.
"DeMario was the one who booked plane tickets, bought a ring, was ready to propose and shut it down on AFR," Chris explained. "He got out of the limo and she recognized him. She knew she had met him before and she really likes him. He made a good first impression."
According to the show's longtime host, DeMario's first impression may turn into a lasting impression.
"He was able to go into the house with a little momentum because she thought it was pretty clever how he introduced himself," Chris revealed. "He kept that boldness up."
Rachel, a 32-year-old attorney from Dallas, TX, has said she appreciates confidence in a man, as long as he's not cocky and arrogant.
She also went into The Bachelorette process searching for a man who's ready to get married, have kids and settle down, so DeMario had won some points on After the Final Rose by suggesting he wanted to wife Rachel up right away.
"DeMario knows he has a good shot with her and it turns out to be true," Chris said.
The show's longtime host insisted The Bachelorette's Season 13 cast is filled with "more mature, professional" suitors to match Rachel's place in life, as she's "a little older" and "established in her career."
Chris said the men vying for Rachel's affection are "a strong group" who are "specifically interested in dating" only her.