Derek Peth Iowa Banker/ The Bachelor 12

Derek Peth

Derek Peth is one of the guys trying to woe season 12 Bachelorette, Joelle Fletcher. Hunky Derek is sure a box full of surprises, but so far, they’re all good. Get to know real close below and you’ll see why he is one of our favorites to win.

The 29-year-old is a former athlete, having run track at Wartburg College. He went to Waverly-Shell Rock High School in Waverly, Iowa and attended a four-year liberal arts college: Wartburg College which interestingly is a college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church.

After graduating from Wartburg Derek moved to NYC to work in banking. But he also lived in Fort Lauderdale, Florida at some point in between.

After school, he moved to NYC and now works as a banker on Wall Street. Accoridng to his LinkedIn, he is VP – Treasury Management Sales Officer at BankUnited, where he also previously served as a AVP product manager and as a private banking associate.

Derek also worked at Hudson Valley Bank and has owned two business, Perth Investments and Perth Properties.

Aside of his career and and entrepreneurial ambitions, this guy is also drawn to the art. Derek loves to sing on his spare time, he even has a YouTube page where he plays guitar and sings covers.


Another thing we love about Derek Peth is the fact that he is really close to his family.

Derek was born and raised in Iowa to mother Maria Peth, 56 and father Dick Peth, 59. His father was inducted into the Wisconsin High School Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Derek has a younger sister named Rachel.

Accoridng to his ABC bio, Derek better describes himself as “the wing-man. I’m there and involved, but not in your face.”

The blue eyed hunk describes his best attributes as “ his thirst for knowledge and learning, compassion for others.” The Ben Franklin fan loves to watch “Hook, Field of Dreams and Star Wars.”

And though he reveals he has “Drunkenly skinny-dipping in the ocean at 3am when the sharks are all active.” we love his answer about marriage: “I’ve seen my parents work through life’s challenges and successes for 33 years, so I’m looking for someone ready to give as much as I will to make life fun and fulfilled.”

Do you think Derek Peth has what it takes to win JoJo’s heart?

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