Andrew Baldwin

Andrew Baldwin

name = Andy Baldwin

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birth_place = Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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occupation = US Naval Officer, Doctor
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Lieutenant Andrew James "Andy" Baldwin, USN (born February 5, 1977, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA) is a US Naval Officer, triathlete and physician [ [ | Features | /2007/04/01/ ] ] . He is best known to the American television audience as the bachelor of the tenth season of the reality dating show "The Bachelor" dubbed "". On November 13, 2007, he told Honolulu, Hawaii's ABC TV affiliate KITV that he was shortly to be deployed to Bahrain. The "Marianas Variety," Micronesia's leading newspaper, recorded that Lt. Andy Baldwin "is part of the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) team conducting recovery operations in Palau." [ [ "Baldwin offers services in medical care", by Bernadette H. Carreon (February 3, 2008)] ]


Early life

Andy Baldwin is the son of Roy Eugene Baldwin, Jr., a former two-term Pennsylvania Republican State Representative (R-97th District), and Cynthia Laulani Baldwin, a high school mathematics teacher. Baldwin graduated as valedictorian of Manheim Township High School's class of 1995. He worked as a paper boy, lifeguard, and had his own lawn mowing business to earn money for college, saving $25,000 before graduating high school. [ [ - Print Roses From Andy ] ] During high school, he played basketball, tennis, football, baseball, and was an All-American swimmer. [] He was named ESPN's National Scholar Athlete of the Year in 1995. [ [ Choosing From Twenty-Five Women: Somebody's Got To Do It! ] ]

Education, training and career

Baldwin attended Duke University, where he was a member of the Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps, and from which he graduated magna cum laude in 1999. [ [ Lt. Andy Baldwin, ABC's "The Bachelor" - The Honolulu Advertiser - Hawaii's Newspaper ] ] He was also a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, whose motto is "Scholar, Leader, Athlete, Gentleman."

Upon graduation, he was commissioned an ensign, United States Navy, and received a four-year Navy Health Professions Scholarship to attend the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, graduating in 2003. He subsequently completed an internship in general surgery at Naval Medical Center, San Diego, in 2004, and was a medical officer for Naval Special Warfare Group Three in Coronado from June to December 2004. He completed the Navy Undersea Medicine Training Institute and Navy Dive School in June 2005. In July 2005, he was given a three-year assignment as a member of the Navy Medical Corps to serve as Diving Medical Officer for Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit One in Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii.

Andy transferred from Hawaii to Washington, D.C. in April 2008 where he is working as a Navy medicine advocate at the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery.

Humanitarian efforts

Baldwin was awarded Humanitarian of the Year by Competitor Magazine at the Competitor Sports Awards and named to Outside magazine's top 100 influential people of the world list in 2006. [ [ Baldwin Named Humanitarian of the Year by Competitor Magazine ] ]

Baldwin was awarded Triathlete Magazine Humanitarian of 2007 by Triathlete Magazine. Baldwin was also placed on Outside magazine's list of the world's most influential people for the humanitarian work he did in Laos on a military mission where he treated over 600 Laotians in remote mountain villages for ailments such as malaria, dengue fever, parasites, and malnutrition. Baldwin also volunteered at the Aloha Medical Mission where he treated patients, free of charge, for various ailments. [ [ Named Triathlete Magazine Humanitarian of 2007 ] ]

After the death of an uncle, Tom, from pancreatic cancer, he established a fund to raise money for pancreatic cancer research.

Baldwin participated in ABC's Extreme Makeover Home Edition in building a new home for the Akana family in Hawaii. [ [ Bachelor participates in Extreme Makeover Home Edition and builds a home for the Akana family in Hawaii ] ]

Baldwin established [ Got-Your-Back] , a nonprofit organization that raises money to support the families of the service men and women who gave their lives while serving their country. 100% of the funds raised fund an endowment to provide financial support for applicant families: education, emergencies and medicine. [ [ Andy Baldwin's Got Your Back Nonprofit Organization ] ]


Baldwin previously dated triathlete and model Lokelani McMichael. [ [ Tampa Relatives Behind Reality Stars ] ] He also dated swimsuit model Jessiqa Pace. He was engaged to Tessa Horst, the winner of reality television series, 'The Bachelor' (US People Magazine). Andy described Tessa Horst as the love of his life". "They announced their engagement was off in August 2007, but they said they were still a couple. [ 'Bachelor' couple Andy Baldwin, Tessa Horst break off engagement - Reality TV World - News, information, episode summaries, message boards, chat and games for unscripted television programs ] ] During March 2008, Baldwin was dating Marla Maples, but they are just friends now. [ [ New Bachelor Romance: Andy Baldwin & Marla Maples] ] [ [ Andy Baldwin and Marla Maples - A Match Made in Reality Heaven] ] [ [ Andy Baldwin dated Marla] ]

"The Bachelor"

Before being picked for The Bachelor, Baldwin was featured as an eligible California Bachelor in Cosmpolitan magazine in 2005. [ [ Cosmo's California Bachelor 2005 ] ]

The tenth season of the show, "", premiered Monday, April 2, 2007 (9:45-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC television network. Andy proposed to Tessa Horst on the season finale, which aired May 21, 2007. She accepted his proposal, despite some claims in the media that she had not. [ [ Secret's Out ] ]

ABC subsequently taped an "After the Final Rose" special to air the following night, May 22, 2007, which included a number of bachelorettes who had appeared on the series.

Eight months after the finale Horst broke up with Baldwin when he was on deployment in the Pacific.

On Monday, March 10th, 2008 Andy Baldwin was named the best bachelor on a special episode of the Bachelor titled "Where Are They Now?"

In June 2008, People Magazine named Andy Baldwin one of its hottest bachelors for 2008. [ [,,20205861_20205993_7,00.html People Magazine named Andy Baldwin one of its Hottest Bachelors for 2008 ] ]

"Other Projects"

On June 28, 2008, Andy Baldwin met Jeremy Piven who stars on the HBO show "Entourage" at a charity event in Chicago. They hit it off and it is rumored Andy might make an appearance on the show. [ [ Will Andy Baldwin join Entourage? ] ]

Baldwin is now focusing on more humanitarian works. He has been involved in numerous charities including the TV Special Stand Up to Cancer, Malibu Triathlon raising money for the Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Best Buddies, Snowball Express, etc. [ [,,20228623,00.html Andy Baldwin's New Reality: Philanthropy ] ]


External links

* [ Official Sponsor Site] for Andy Baldwin
* [ Official Site] for "The Bachelor"
* [ Profile of U.S. Navy Lieutenant Andy Baldwin, M.D.]
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