Bachelorette star Kurt Herzog revealed as champion swimmer

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He's one of the sexy singles vying for Brooke Blurton's heart on The Bachelorette, but champion swimmer Kurt Herzog is no stranger to competition.

The 29-year-old from Sydney's Castle Hill has competed at various World Cups and International meets around the world, his biggest achievement being winning bronze in the 4×200 freestyle relay alongside Olympic legend Grant Hackett in 2015.

The Bachelorette Australia contestant Kurt Herzog wearing a white jacket and black bow tie. Photo: Channel 10.
The Bachelorette contestant Kurt Herzog used to be a swimming champ. Photo: Channel 10.

That same year, Kurt beat Olympic medallist James Magnussen at the Victorian Swimming Championships.

He's also traded in on his good looks, modelling for swimwear brand Funky Trunks where he's been nicknamed 'Ken Doll'. 

Kurt even gave Brooke a pair of swimmers on the red carpet in episode one.

While Kurt says he's been in love twice before, his demanding training schedule during his swimming days left little time for long-term relationships.

"When I was training as a swimmer, I was selfish of my time, and it has taken me a lot to change that," he said in his 10play bio.

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Kurt Herzog of Austria compets in the 200m Men's Freestyle race on day two of the FINA Swimming World Cup 2015 on August 16, 2015 in Chartres, France.  (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images)
Kurt competed in the 200m Men's Freestyle at the FINA Swimming World Cup 2015 in 2015 in France. Photo: Getty Images.
The Bachelorette Australia contestant Kurt Herzog shirtless sitting on a mountain. Photo: Instagram/kurtherzog.
Sports mentor Kurt describes himself as 'adventurous'. Photo: Instagram/kurtherzog.

Kurt now works as a sports mentor at Magnussen's Swim Squad, and describes himself as 'random, adventurous, inquisitive and shy (at times)'.

When Kurt was announced on the show's Instagram page, Bachelorette fans spotted a strong resemblance to a certain contestant from Angie Kent's season, Timm Hanley.

"Did Timm clone himself a Kurt???" wrote in the comments, to which another replied, "I was thinking the same thing!!!"

Kurt Herzog and James Magnussen attend the SKYSCRAPER Sydney Premiere  at Event Cinemas George Street on July 10, 2018 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Hanna Lassen/WireImage)
Kurt with Olympic medallist James Magnussen in 2018. Photo: Getty Images.

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