Best Of 2020

Best Hometown Reality Show Connection: Chris Watson, 'The Bachelor: Listen To Your Heart'

Chris Watson, 'The Bachelor: Listen To Your Heart' 

Reality dating show infamy is usually a bad thing. Not for Chris Watson. The Jesuit Tampa grad—together with girlfriend Bri Strauss, who he met on set—won “The Bachelor: Listen to Your Heart,” where aspiring singer-songwriters must pair up, find love and compete in an “American Idol” and “The Voice” style competition. The ooey-gooey feelgood thing is that the couple was probably the only one on the show where the songwriters were genuinely into each other. —Ray Roa

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