Who Is Whaboom, Lucas Yancey On ‘The Bachelorette?’
WHO IS WHABOOM GUY, LUCAS YANCEY ON THE BACHELORETTE?
Lucas listed “Whaboom” as his occupation on his contestant profile, and has said that the sound and his own name are interchangeable to him. He certainly made a grand impression for his first moments on the show, making a scene and being loud, and saying his catchphrase whenever he deemed appropriate.
Aside from his strange choice of occupation, Lucas had one or two other strange answers on his questionnaire. In response to, “If you could have lunch with one person, who would it be and why?” he chose to go with an off-color joke: “Dead: Bruce Jenner, Alive: Caitlyn Jenner… Would be a very interesting convo.”
It turns out, Lucas is actually a real estate investor and developer, who also likes acting and comedy. His reel consists of Rob Riggle yelling at him while he’s bound to a chair, as well as some slightly racist stand-up bits from earlier years. This season of The Bachelorette is not Lucas’ first stint in reality TV either. He appeared on WeTV’s Ex Isle in 2016 along with fellow Bachelorette contestant Blake E.
In fact, Lucas brought his ex Brittany on Ex Isle and Blake ended up dating her and later being her roommate. Blake made it clear that he believes Lucas is only on the show for fame and to get noticed. As much as Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay wants to find love, it’s obvious from the show’s history that happy marriages are not the usual result.
Blake took his opportunity to inform Rachel of his thoughts on Lucas, and to warn her that he might not be what he appears. Blake even points out that his rival suitor wears makeup for the cameras, so fame seems more important to him than love and romance.
While on Ex Isle, Brittany did a video interview in which she spoke about her failed relationship to Lucas, though she did not bad-mouth him. “Lucas and I broke up because we just couldn’t get on the same page,” she said. “I wanted something a little more serious, he wanted to just be a little more casual.”
Even after all this news broke out, Rachel still gave Lucas the last rose of the night in the last episode. Either the Bachelorette likes Lucas’ goofy side, or she knows that the reality show would be more watchable with his character than without. “As weird as it may have been, he was intriguing to me,” she said.
Tune in next Monday on ABC to see what happens next.
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