Baton Rouge’s Most Eligible Bachelor

In January, we launched our first Most Eligible Bachelor and Bachelorette contest. The response was overwhelming with more than 12,000 votes cast for the 10 male and 10 female finalists in our online poll. Each winner will receive dinner for two at a local restaurant. Meet the winners and runners-up, and see the percentages of the vote totals they each received, below.

Meet the Most Eligible Bachelorette here.

JOSH HOWARD (20.68%)

Age: 26
Occupation: Account Executive at Covalent Logic, Co-Creator of 2BRokeGuys & Youth Minister at HeartsEase Family Life Church
Hobbies: Traveling, working out, cooking, eating, hanging out with my niece, having conversation over coffee and doing anything out of the norm.
Life motto: “If it’s what you want to do, then go for it.”
On dating in Baton Rouge: Baton Rouge has its dating challenges because there are not a lot of places to truly get to know someone without distractions. The best part about dating is making a true connection. Finding those key places to make those connections happen here is an extra challenge, but one I’m ready to explore.

Chris Shinaberry (15.28%)
Project manager at Moran Construction Consultants.

Elliot Westphal (12.04%)
On-set dresser for film and bartender at Lock & Key