And now Joe, who’s real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage, has launched a “Bachelor King” contest in order to find a new husband. Yes, this is a real thing.
I shit you not, you can actually fill out an application on his website to be considered. According to the site, the top three applicants will win a 4-day, 3-night all inclusive getaway with Joe once he’s released from prison.
Included in that press release is a statement from his legal team about why they believe he will be released by the end of the year, so go ahead and shoot your shot if you’re interested.
They also explain that, while Dillon may still be in Joe’s life in some capacity, Joe is looking for someone new to start a relationship with:
“You might be wondering where his current husband is in all of this. Well, that remains up in the air.
Dillon has made it clear that Joe will always be in his life and they will always love each other, but may not continue to be his husband after all that has happened, so the opportunity to start a romantic relationship with the now famous Joe Exotic, the Tiger King, is open for discussion, as Joe is going to waste no time in getting started with his new life when released.”
Here’s a just a sample of some of the questions, which you must answer along with submitting a full dress photo, swimsuit photo and a shirtless photo:
“Do you like animals?”
“Are you ok being in front of the camera and in the spotlight?”
“What is your opinion on marriage and what does it mean to you? Explain to Joe why he would fall in love with you.”
For the love of everything, I need this to be filmed.
The Bachelor’s ratings have been down over the past few years, and this whole season has been a complete snooze-fest, so I really cannot think of anyone better to step up as the next Bachelor than Joe Exotic. And, I hear they’re looking for a new host… Maybe Carole would be interested in a new TV gig, too?
If y’all thought Tiger King was good, can you even imagine Joe as “The Bachelor”? Every time something comes out about him, I wonder how it can get any crazier. I will never understand how he is a real person.
Apparently, though, he’s more ready than ever to find love as soon as he gets released from prison:
“I have been through hell in three years and I intend on making my new life something I have always dreamed of and I want to spend it with someone that can take a relationship serious and be in love and enjoy this ride, and make this about us as a team, not just me or the man I choose to carry on with.
I want to share this with someone great.”
They’re accepting applications on his website now through September 25th, and winners will be announced on October 6th.