Clare Crawley's season of The Bachelorette may have been put on hold for months amidst the coronavirus pandemic, but it's now in full swing as a large group of men vie for her heart.

While none of this season's men originate from Central New York, we do have a - sort of - local guy to root for.

Riley Christian, the 30-year-old attorney from Long Island City, is actually a Syracuse University alumni. According to his bio on ABC's website, Christian moved to New York and attended Syracuse School of Law to "pursue his dreams of being a big city lawyer." He now practices medical malpractice and looks forward to starting a family.

Just two episodes into the new season of The Bachelorette, Christian has already made a good impression, earning himself a group date rose and a kiss from Crawley.

Christian's bio also reveals that he is a "karaoke legend among his colleagues," knows all the lyrics to Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe," and likes slow dancing.

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Earlier this year, Syracuse-area native Tammy Ly appeared on one of the franchise's other shows, The Bachelor. The Liverpool High School graduate made it pretty far into Bachelor Peter Weber's season, until he sent her home during a heated two-on-one date alongside contestant Mykenna.

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