Vincent “Vinny” Ventiera of the Bachelorette dishes about his experience


1. Tell us about yourself. How old are you? How long have you lived in Delray? What do you do?
I’m originally from Kings Park, NY (Long Island) and I am 28 years young. I came to South Florida in the fall of 2009 while helping my mother move down. The beautiful weather and people just kept me here and inspired me to stay and further my career. I moved to Delray Beach in 2012. I own an entertainment company where I have DJ-ed events from weddings, nightclubs and even fashion shows. I also cut hair part-time. Luckily, I have worked at prestigious venues across the country.
2. Why did you decide to go on a reality show? Did you know Jojo would be the Bachelorette? Did that have any influence on your decision?
I’m a firm believer that everything happens for a reason and that God has path set out for you. So while being single for a while I was actually a bachelor in an auction for a puppy charity at Salt7. And there were people from the network at the event that approached me and asked for my email and took my picture. At the time I didn’t  know what it was for. Little did I know that the picture that I took and the people I met would invite me on an amazing journey to find love with JoJo Fletcher. Having her be the next Bachelorette just made it much easier for me to seriously get involved and fall in love on a reality television show. From what I saw, learned and how she handled her self on the last season of the Bachelor, brought me to the fact she is someone that I would like to get to know and possibly be with for ever.
3. Describe your ideal day. What would you do? Where would you go?
Luckily, living in South Florida, my ideal day would consist of not going very far. In the morning, I would head to the gym. I love to be outside, go to the beach and even go for a swim in the ocean. Maybe, snorkel, paddle board and have some lunch at a beach side restaurant .I like to just enjoy each other’s company and have fun. And maybe take some selfies with each other.
4. Do you believe in love at first sight? What did it feel like to get your first rose?
I 100 percent believe in love at first sight . It all starts with a simple eye contact. You can have a lot of chemistry of off a simple eye lock. At least I believe so. There are 26 guys on the first night so that might have been the most stressful rose ceremony. But I felt confident with the time that JoJo and I had together that night and it all fell into place when I heard “Vinny will you accept this rose?” It was such a rush that I really don’t remember it too much, my adrenaline took over.
5. If you could do it all over again would you?
I would never have regrets about my journey. It was a documented love story, which I think is pretty awesome. Priceless and an amazing time.
Check Vinny out online at, or on ABC’s The Bachelorette on Monday nights at 9 p.m.