Premium- The Bachelor -Is 'The Bachelorette's Greg Grippo An Actor Or Just A Man With A Dream?
Greg Grippo is currently The Bachelorette's Number One Boy. His biggest "win" on Night 1 was not wearing a cat suit and making out while wearing furry cat paws. But there were other things I liked about him too. (The Dipp's CEO, Kate Ward, listed them off here.) But then I read an unverified DeuxMoi report that suggested Greggy Boy "is a manipulative liar and actor," and someone there for... dun, dun, DUN... the wrong reasons. So me being me... I decided to investigate: Is Greg Grippo an actor? Or is he just a frontrunner? Or is he both?
Well, I don't know if Greg is an actor actor — like the ones that stand up awkwardly at the SAG Awards and say, "I am an actor." — but he certainly has taken courses to further his acting chops. According to a very deep, very dark, and very complicated... six-second scroll on Greg's Instagram, I can confirm he attended the William Esper Studio in New York for two years. That's an acting school and is the same one the DeuxMoi item refers to.
It doesn't seem like Greg is doing much to hide his acting school background. (Or if he is, he's doing a really shitty job of it.) But there are plenty of reasons why someone may go to acting school. Allow me...
- He's shy and wants to build up confidence by putting himself out there
- He loves the complicated process of understanding a new character and perspective
- He considers acting "his art"
- He wants to become famous
But given the show's history of having contestants come on for fame, attention, and followers, it's certainly fair to wonder if Greg's acting — which he did not mention in the premiere episode (as far as we saw, his job is "Marketing Sales Rep") — is his primary motivation for being on the show. So now, I'm changing my investigation and the focus of this article from "Is Greg an actor," to "Is Greg sus." We love a pivot.