Brayden Bowers has become a controversial bachelor on Charity Lawson's The Bachelorette season.

Brayden is a 24-year-old travel nurse from San Diego, CA, who received Charity's First Impression Rose.


Brayden has been making waves on The Bachelorette ever since Night 1 when he rubbed Charity's brother Nehemiah the wrong way by bragging about his makeout session with Charity.

Brayden criticized Adrian Hassan's "MVP" title at the "Dodge Bowl" game, and he called Charity "disrespectful" -- and allegedly "classless" -- for attempting to break the record for "longest kiss in Bachelor Nation history" with Joey Graziadei.

Brayden also expressed to Charity and the other guys how he's not sure if he'd be ready to get engaged by the end of The Bachelorette process.

Brayden admitted that he didn't like dating Charity when he had to watch her date 20 other guys simultaneously, which made everyone question why he had signed up for the show to begin with.

"If this experience is going to be too much for him, what are we doing and why are we here? I don't want someone who doesn't think I'm a priority or worth fighting for," Charity lamented in a confessional.

Charity's other bachelors have been wondering if Brayden came on the show for the wrong reasons, and Charity has admittedly felt "conflicted" over whether to keep him on the show.

However, at this point in The Bachelorette season, Brayden continues to receive roses because Charity wants to give him the benefit of the doubt and see their strong connection through.

Until viewers can watch what happens next between Charity and Brayden on the show, let's learn some information about this polarizing bachelor right now.

Below is a list of seven facts Reality TV World has compiled about The Bachelorette 20 bachelor Brayden Bowers.

ABC says that when Brayden loves, he loves hard

Brayden, who admits to being an emotional guy, has been in serious relationships before, one of which ended badly when the woman had allegedly cheated on him.

Brayden is therefore hoping to find an honest and adventurous woman who will love his dog River as much as he does. A partner is the one thing Brayden feels he's missing in his life.

The network also called Brayden hardworking, romantic, funny, and handsome.


Charity explains why she gave Brayden the First Impression Rose

Charity apparently viewed Brayden's bragging as excitement about their relationship potential.

"I kind of took [Brayden's bragging] as almost like a two-way street, like, 'Okay, Brayden is really excited and it could be crossing the line of, like, confident versus cocky.' But also, [it could be] him kind of falling back on [the fact] all the guys are also just like really excited to be here," Charity explained on Us Weekly's "Here for the Right Reasons" podcast.

"I was kind of considering that factor too of, maybe, that's why Brayden was so vocal -- because he was just so excited."

Charity said she had tried to give Brayden the benefit of the doubt and not jump to conclusions about his character too early on.

Charity said of Brayden's questionable post-kiss behavior, "That's Brayden's personality, just someone who's very animated and just fun and lively, for sure."

Charity added, "Brayden also got the First Impression Rose truly because he is a good kisser. I can say that... [But] he's one to keep your eye on."

Brayden works as a Licensed Practical Nurse for the military

Brayden -- who was born in San Jose, CA -- currently lives in San Diego and has worked as a nurse for the US Army since May 2017.

Brayden received his nursing credentials from the Texas Board of Nursing in October 2018, and he received his Bachelor's Degree at the University of California-Santa Barbara.

In his free time, Brayden enjoys bungee jumping, skiing, hiking up mountains, and pretty much anything that will give him an adrenaline rush or new adventure.

Brayden reveals how he was cast on Charity's The Bachelorette season

Brayden, who didn't watch much of The Bachelor or The Bachelorette before appearing on Charity's season, said that he moved in "with a group of girls" in Santa Barbara after COVID-19 ended -- and those women, who allowed him to live inexpensively with his dog -- always celebrated Bachelor Mondays.

"One of my closest friends now, Sierra, she actually signed me up for the show back in November. And then, all of a sudden, I got a call in February and they were like, 'Hey, we want you to come on The Bachelorette.' I called her up and was like, 'You did what?!'" Brayden recalled on the June 29 episode of the "Bachelor Happy Hour" podcast.

"It was kind of a shock for me... I got to be honest, at first, I was not really sure [if I was going to do it]. I've got a weird personality and I don't really have a filter sometimes."

Brayden said viewers could probably tell he lacked self-awareness and was just "stoked" to be on the show on Night 1.

"I was definitely worried about how I might come off... but I ended up doing it," Brayden noted, adding how he just wanted to be himself on The Bachelorette.

Brayden insisted that none of his relationships with the women he had lived with became something romantic or sexual. He said many of them remain his close friends today.


Brayden reacts to Nehemiah's warning and earning the First Impression Rose

When Brayden watched back the scene of Nehemiah warning Charity that he had been boastful and borderline arrogant on Night 1, Brayden had a surprising response on the "Bachelor Happy Hour" podcast.

"It made me feel better!" Brayden said.

"It made me feel that even despite hearing that, Charity cared more about the fact the connection we had was good. I mean, it was more like she took the advice -- or she listened to the advice -- but she still made the decision that the connection we had was strong enough to keep me there."

Brayden shared how it was "so validating" to see that.

"In that moment, the feelings I had, I felt pretty strongly about the connection we had made right off the jump. And so it just felt good to see that it was definitely reciprocated," Brayden said.

But Brayden shared how in the moment, when Charity pulled him aside for a serious chat after their first makeout session, he thought he was in trouble.

"I was thinking I was going home," Brayden admitted, adding how he immediately started to worry about how his mother and father were going to be disappointed in him.

"I thought I had made myself look like an ass. I was an ass. I was like, 'I hurt this poor girl's feelings. I made her feel bad. I made her think I was taking this as a joke, and that wasn't what I wanted to do,'" Brayden explained.

"That's where my head was at. I just felt so bad."

Brayden therefore went from the lowest of lows to the highest of highs. He was clearly overjoyed to have received Charity's First Impression Rose.

"It was an insane roller coaster ride!" Brayden noted. "I was on Cloud 9 from our conversation and then, like, I was just taken to the depths. And then all of a sudden, I was like, 'She brought me back up.' I didn't know what to do or what to think."

Brayden claims he doesn't have a type when it comes to women

Brayden admits he fell short in a previous relationship but he's ready to be a good partner and a giver in his next relationship.

Brayden's celebrity couple that is the definition of #relationshipgoals for him is Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, according to

In terms of what he's looking for in a relationship, Brayden says commitment is key.

"When I was working at a home hospice, I met an elderly couple that had been together for over 60 years. They told me that there were times where they would sleep in separate rooms for a month or two, but they never quit on the promise they made to each other," Brayden explained to the website.

"They never left. They stayed and worked things through. They said at the end of the day, things always ended up working out and that they were happy they stuck it out."

Brayden reveals a few of his favorite things

The bachelor's favorite movie is The Other Guys and his favorite song is "Fire Squad" by J. Cole, according to

Brayden's guilty pleasure is drinking a cold beer in the shower and he'd like to have a refrigerator in his shower one day that's fully stocked.

The first thing Brayden does in the morning is head to the beach and surf.

And Brayden's favorite meal is steak, a lobster tail, and scallops with excellent red wine.


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About The Author: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski
Elizabeth Kwiatkowski is Associate Editor of Reality TV World and has been covering the reality TV genre for more than a decade.