Dean Unglert didn't exactly earn the best reputation while he was pursuing two women at the same time in the third season of Bachelor in Paradise
but he's hoping to make a better impression on Bachelor Winter Games
"Going into Winter Games, I feel like I had this stigma where people were like, 'Oh, Dean? F--k that guy,'" Unglert told InStyle
. "So for me, it was a matter of just showing that I've learned from the mistakes that I've made in my dating history and just kind of continuing to learn."
Though Unglert started out as a fan favorite when he pursued Rachel Lindsay on The Bachelorette
season 13, where he ended in fourth place, Bachelor in Paradise ultimately marked his downfall
. Nevertheless, he learned a lot from his experience, not to mention all the backlash he received for seemingly playing the field.
"I didn't learn a lot on The Bachelorette--it was Bachelor in Paradise where I learned," he said. "I think what I did well on The Bachelorette was communicate, and I really focused in on what I wanted. But on Bachelor in Paradise, I was a little more lackadaisical, I guess. I didn't communicate clearly enough, and that was kind of my Achilles heel. Over the past six months or so, I've learned that communication is much more important than I ever thought it was--so Winter Games will hopefully be a reflection of that."
As reported previously, Unglert seems to have found what he's looking for in Bachelor Winter Games. He was spotted with Bachelor season 17 contestant Lesley Murphy, who also participating in Bachelor Winter Games, at a Chase Sapphire on Main party at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah last month.
Bachelor Winter Games premieres February 13 at 8/7c on ABC.
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