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AJ Yalawan was a contestant on the 16th season of The Bachelorette.

He was eliminated in week 1.


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AJ is a self-proclaimed California boy through and through. When he’s not studying to get his MBA or killing it in the software sales game, he loves to enjoy the sun and head to the ocean for some surfing and beach volleyball. AJ grew up in a Muslim household, and thanks to his strong bond with his mom, whom AJ says he tells everything, AJ has a sincere respect for women and says he wants to find a partner who will intellectually challenge him and keep life fun as they grow old together. AJ considers himself to be a modern Muslim and is very excited to share his cultural background with Clare. Even though he is one of the younger men in the group, AJ certainly does not steer toward younger women and is very excited to pursue a woman like Clare who he sees as mature and experienced. AJ says that going on this journey is completely out of his comfort zone, but he is so excited to potentially meet the woman of his dreams that he knows it will be worth it.