This week I made my official announcement to family, friends, and listeners that I'm applying to be on season 21 of The Bachelor. Last night, I received some advice from a current member of The Bachelorette - who could possibly become the next Bachelor.

Okay, so it's still way too soon to tell who's going to be the next Bachelor. However, I did happen to get a few words of wisdom from Christian Bishop via Instagram (pictured above).

Christian had "liked" one of my personal IG photos as well as a photo I posted as @999thepoint - probably because I hashtagged those puppies up the wazoo. Anyway, I got excited and decided to reach out to him.

"@mrchristianbishop any advice or words of wisdom? :)" I asked on the black and white photo.

The next morning, I woke up to a reply from Christian!

"Be authentic and respectful," he said. "If you are 100% yourself you should be comfortable with the outcome. Good luck 🌹."

Eeeee! It's times like these I'm reminded of how easy it is to reach out to people, and also how supportive of a community the #BachelorNation is. (Note: I'm not actually part of that community, but I'm applying for the show...hopefully it'll all work out!)

Christian is the delicious tall, dark, and handsome slice of man competing for JoJo Fletcher's heart on The Bachelorette. In his show bio, he says his 3 best attributes are work ethic, ability to assimilate and connect with all types of people, he is ambitious, and (bonus fourth attribute) he's hungry to learn. He has 2 cats and is sad that his ex took his chihuahua when they broke up. Awwwh!