Blake Horstmann | Biography

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  • Full Name Blake Horstmann
  • Occupation Reality Show Star
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Colorado, USA
  • Birth Date Apr 22, 1989
  • Age 34 Years, 10 Months
Reality Dating Game Show Star

Blake Horstmann | Biography

Horstmann and Erik Bradley started co-hosting the 'Behind The Rose' podcast in August 2020

Horstmann joined the cast of the 14th season of ABC’s reality television dating game show 'The Bachelorette,' in 2018. He finished as the runner-up during the season, which featured TV Personality Becca Kufrin as the lead.

Blake Horstmann is an American reality star known for appearing on ABC’s ‘The Bachelorette’ Season 14.

Who is Blake Horstmann?

Blake Horstmann is a former contestant of ABC’s reality television dating game show, The Bachelorette. He contested on the 14th season of the show in the year 2018. Later, he returned for the sixth season of the TV series Bachelor in Paradise in 2019.

Early Life and Education

Blake Horstmann was born on 22 April 1989 in Bailey, Colorado. In 2011, he graduated with a degree in Marketing and Communication Studies from Hastings College based in Hastings, Nebraska.


After graduation, Horstmann began his career as a survey manager at the National Research Corporation in Lincoln, Nebraska Area in November 2011. Five months later, he was promoted to implementation specialist. He worked at the corporation till August 2013. 

In February 2014, he started working at Coors Distributing Company. Horstmann initially worked as a merchandiser for seven months and also served as a route relief for three months. In November 2014, he became an off-premise sales representative. According to his LinkedIn profile, he is still serving in the role as of October 2021.

‘The Bachelorette’

In 2018, Horstmann joined the cast of the 14th season of ABC’s reality television dating game show The Bachelorette. He finished as the runner-up during the season, which featured TV Personality Becca Kufrin as the lead.

‘Bachelor in Paradise’

Horstmann returned as a contestant for season 6 of ABC’s Bachelor in Paradise in 2019. It is a spinoff of The Bachelorette. He appeared in 12 episodes of the show. 


On 25 August 2020, Horstmann and Erik Bradley started co-hosting the Behind The Rose podcast. In the podcast, the duo recapitulates the latest seasons of The Bachelor. They also interact with popular contestants of the show and the ‘buzzworthy’ personalities of Nashville. 

They also discuss the country music industry. Nearly 100 episodes of the show have been aired as of October 2021.

Relationship between Blake Horstmann and Becca Kufrin

In one of the Behind the Rose podcast episodes, Horstman shared his feelings about Kufrin’s claims about their relationships. Earlier, Kufrin, in her podcast, claimed that “her recent reconnection with Blake was not as romantic as her runner-up from her season of The Bachelorette had made it seem.” 

In response, Horstmann said, “Listen, I was hurt by the podcast. … Like you said, it’s no secret that we were hanging out prior. I don’t think it was some secret — like, [it] wasn’t at all. More than anything, I was hurt by it [...] I think the people — my friends — certainly know the truth. I think most of the people in Bachelor world know the truth, her friends sure as shit know the truth. So it’s like, it is what it is.”


Horstmann is a DJ roster of a DJ agency and talent firm called Blackout.


Horstmann is active on Instagram with 608k followers as of October 2021. He regularly posts about his shows, vacations, and many more.

Personal Life

Horstmann briefly dated fellow contestant Kristina Schulman in 2019 before appearing on Bachelor in Paradise. As per his profile published by Us magazine, Horstmann also arranged to hook up at the Stagecoach Music Festival in April 2019.

According to his Instagram post, he currently resides in Denver.

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