All the Details on Hannah Brown’s First Impression Rose Recipient
*Warning: Spoilers ahead*
Last night’s episode of The Bachelorette introduced us to the 30 23 contestants who are vying for Hannah Brown’s heart (and final rose). While several of the suitors proved they’re too young to be without parental supervision, one man—Luke P.—stood out from the rest, ultimately landing the first impression rose.
So, who the hell is he? Here’s what you need to know.
Luke Parker is a 24-year-old “import/export manager” from Gainesville, Georgia. (And yes, he knows he’s charming AF.)
“I think I’m a good-looking guy,” he said during his opening segment. “When I was in college, a lot of the girls around me thought so too. I definitely took advantage of that.”
However, don’t be fooled by his frat boy exterior. Luke went on to say that he turned to religion after college, adding, “This emptiness overcame me, and then I had an encounter with God.”
When he arrived at the mansion, Luke wore a navy-blue suit and paisley tie and paid tribute to the Bachelorette’s nickname: “The Beast.”
“I know you call yourself the Beast, but I’m king of the jungle,” he told Hannah. “I’m hoping we can change your title to ‘My Queen.’”
Luke scored bonus points later that night when he was the first person to comfort Hannah after she abruptly sent home Scott, who apparently had a girlfriend back home.
“I just want to encourage you. I know it’s hard not to see someone here for the right reasons,” he said. “I just want you to know that I am here for you. I’m not here to win a couple roses. I’m here to win your heart.” Shortly after, Hannah gave him the first impression rose.
So, what does this mean for Luke’s future on the show? It’s most likely a good thing, considering the first impression rose has often indicated who will make it to the end—like Hannah G. in Colton Underwood’s season.
However, if we’ve learned anything from past seasons, it’s that a big ego and the Bachelor mansion don’t mix, so keep it together, Luke.
The Bachelorette returns to ABC next Monday, May 20, at 8 p.m.