Derek, a 30-year-old commercial banker from Waverly, IA, entered Paradise with the hope of finding love after failing to do so on JoJo Fletcher's season of The Bachelorette last year.
Derek, although JoJo found him kind and genuine, rubbed some of the guys the wrong way on The Bachelorette, including his current Paradise castmate Alex Woytkiw, who had called Derek a "sensitive little b-tch" when he looked for reassurance from JoJo during a group date.
But Derek is all confidence in Paradise, and he hit it off quickly with one of the villains from Nick Viall's season of The Bachelor, Taylor Nolan. From the first day they met at Playa Escondida in Mexico, Taylor and Derek became inseparable, so this may definitely be a match made in heaven.
Below is a list of 5 facts Reality TV World has compiled about Derek Peth:
- Fans joke about how the 6'3" blue-eyed bachelor with no tattoos looks exactly like actor Jim Halpert, who is best known for his roles on The Office and Something Borrowed. Derek has come to embrace the joke.
- Derek isn't exactly a health nut. While he'd love to have six-pack abs some days, other days he eats Chik-Fil-A for breakfast and two snickers bars for lunch.
- Derek is very Christian and attended a four-year Evangelical Lutheran Church liberal arts college called Wartburg College in Iowa.