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Fire-fighting Poet

The Bachelorette: Trista
Image credit: Ryan: Bob D'Amico/ABC

Does Ryan have a chance with Trista?

REAL NAME Ryan

AGE 28

JOB Firefighter

HOMETOWN Vail, Colo.

THE DEAL Unlike Shamu the killer whale, Ryan has opposable thumbs and the ability to walk upright, though you wouldn't know it from his goo-goo behavior of late. He is one baby step away from coming off like a smothering psycho. Those poems. That worrisome stare. That total lack of confidence. Trista has stated that this is all about her. She wants to feel adored, warm and fuzzy, etc., and Ryan does that to her. But what does she do to him that's so special? Around the bumbling bard, she's like a hot babysitter on a pedestal. And while that's a great little identity for her, one of these moments she'll get tired of being the authority figure for a panting 8-year-old.

ODDS 10:1

Originally posted Jan 14, 2003