It’s been quite a journey for Rachel Recchia and Tino Franco on season 19 of The Bachelorette. Not only did Rachel give Tino the first impression rose, but he’s been a constant standout for her all season long. Even though Rachel had a tough hometown date with Tino, where his dad was vocally skeptical about their relationship, she told him that she was in love with him on their fantasy suite date.
Tino reciprocated the feelings and their relationship has been on a high ever since. Rachel has been adamant that she wants a proposal, though, and we’ll have to wait and see if she gets it during the Sept. 20 finale. Learn more about Tino with five facts below:
1. What Does Tino Franco Do?
Tino Franco works as a general contractor in California. To pay homage to his job on The Bachelorette, he made his entrance on the show while driving a forklift. Rachel was immediately taken by Tino’s bold entrance and connected with him at the cocktail party later that night. Tino has worked at AECOM since 2016, starting as a water engineer and working his way up to a Superintendent and, now, an Assistant Project Manager.
2. What Are Tino’s Hobbies?
Tino clearly likes to remain active and be outdoors, as some of his favorite hobbies include surfing, cycling and camping. He even said in his Bachelorette bio that one of his dreams is to go surfing in Bali one day.
3. Tino Is Passionate About Volunteer Work
Tino loves “giving back” to his community and “wants to find someone who will make the world a better place alongside him,” according to his ABC bio. Many of his Instagram posts are also about his work with Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times, which provides a fun space for children with cancer and their families.
4. Where Did Tino Go To School?
Tino graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering in 2016. He is a member of Engineers without Borders, as well as a member of the Tau Beta Pi Crimson Circle Organization, according to his LinkedIn.
5. Family Is Important To Tino
Tino is extremely close with his family and said he wants four children of his own one day.