Just five weeks later, Luke P. the Southern gentleman has transformed into the Luke-ness monster. But, who is Luke P., really-and can he redeem himself before it's too late to capture Hannah's heart and make it to the finale and snag that coveted final rose? In fact, who is Luke P., really? Let's recap his story.
Hannah Brown gave him the first-impression rose.
Hannah was so smitten by Luke P., she gave him the coveted first-impression rose on episode one of The Bachelorette. The feeling was mutual, and he noticed her beautiful green eyes right away. On his Instagram stories he said, "The eye contact was the first thing." But even before they met, Luke P. was attracted to Hannah when she proclaimed her faith on Colton's season.
View this post on Instagram Who is betting I nail the limo entrance? Check it out tonight on @abcnetwork @bacheloretteabc 8pm. #thebachelorettechallenge A post shared by Luke Joshua Parker (@luke_parker777) on May 13, 2019 at 6:38am PDT
But then Luke P. broke all the rules of 'The Bachelorette.'
Luke P. didn't waste any time connecting with Hannah. He used the L-word (gasp!) on a group date during the second episode. Hannah asked for bold, but woah! They'd barely spent an hour alone together at this point. Hannah said it best, "slow your roll."
View this post on Instagram I just want to address the elephant in the room here really quick. First I want you all to know how hard it has been for me to watch myself this season so far. Regardless of what is aired AND IF @alabamahannah and I are together or not my behavior in all situations has been and will continue to be exposed. I have learned a lot and I am continuing to learn about my flaws as a man. Im the first to admit I am far from perfect. This journey has giving me a great opportunity to grow and mature as a man, for that I am grateful. For those of you who are on this journey with me I am grateful for your support and hope you get to learn and grow from my mistakes with me! A post shared by Luke Joshua Parker (@luke_parker777) on May 28, 2019 at 9:38am PDT
Luke P. is competitive with the other guys in the 'Bachelor' mansion.
Whether it's a cocktail party or a group date, Luke P. doesn't back down and is always trying to get Hannah's attention on this season of The Bachlorette. Naturally, Hannah included him on a group date with a rugby game. Luke P. shined, sprinting across the field, but then his aggressive style crossed the line. Seemingly out of nowhere, he body-slammed fellow contestant Luke S. Physically, both of Hannah's suitors were fine, but the drama was out of control and Hannah was not happy about it. Luke admitted on Instagram that, "Im the first to admit I am far from perfect."
Then Luke P. and Hannah Brown had a very bad date...
The day Luke P. had been waiting for finally came, a one-on-one date with The Bachelorette. Though there's nobody around to interrupt or steal attention, the two still couldn't manage to communicate. It got so bad, Hannah asked the producers for help trying to crack Luke P. "Today was the worst a date has gone for me," she said. Yikes!
Luke P. works as an "entrepreneur" a.k.a. "import/export manager" a.k.a. "CrossFit" person.
According to his LinkedIn profile, his main job is entrepreneur. However, his bio on The Bachelorette website pegs him as an Import / Export Manager. His LinkedIn profile also notes CrossFit as a part-time job. He's also described CrossFit as his "getaway" in Instagram captions.
View this post on Instagram Leaving my house knowing Hannah Brown was selected to be the bachelorette I knew that I had a legitimate chance to find my future wife. I was extremely excited to meet her and was very hopeful that I would find my person. I have learned a lot about myself during this journey and Im excited to share it with you all in the coming weeks. It means the world to me to get all of these encouraging messages from you guys. My faith is very important to me and I appreciate all of you guys showing me the love, support, and encouragement for sharing what I believe in. I cannot thank you enough. I want you all to know that I hope to be a source of encouragement posting about my motivation to be a better person and my love for God. I just want to be transparent and real with my posts so that people can see the real me. Im not perfect, but I know the one who is. #faithfuloverfamous A post shared by Luke Joshua Parker (@luke_parker777) on May 16, 2019 at 4:11pm PDT
Luke P. apparently attended three colleges.
According to his LinkedIn, he attended Polk State College for freshman and sophomore years before transferring to High Point University and ultimately finishing his college career at Faulkner University. Luke P. studied sports management.
Luke P. played college baseball before going on 'The Bachelorette.'
He played varsity baseball for Faulkner University Eagles in Montgomery, AL, as well as the Polk State College War Eagles in Florida and High Point University Panthers in North Carolina. Even though Luke P. has moved around the South, he and Hannah both share an Alabama connection.
He's an uncle.
Luke P. posted an adorable photo on his Instagram account holding his baby niece, Kennedy. Kennedy is his brother's child and The Bachelorette contestant looks like a natural cuddling the little one. Luke P. spent this last Valentine's Day with his niece. What a great uncle!
View this post on Instagram Happy Valentines Day Everybody - From me and my little niece @kennedy_price_parker #UncleLuke #Niece #Nugget #Valentine #Love A post shared by Luke Joshua Parker (@luke_parker777) on Feb 14, 2019 at 2:54pm PST
Luke P. is also a triathlete.
In addition to CrossFit workouts and playing college baseball, Luke P. competed in a triathlon with his brother. He said it was only his second time on a road bike ever. Still, he placed second in his age group. That's pretty impressive.
View this post on Instagram My brother and I competed in our first triathlon today! Thank you @goraceproductions It was my second time ever on a road bike and I placed 2nd in my age group but a big shout out to my brother for finishing 1st in the Clydesdale division @pearlizumiofficial #triatholon #triatholonrookie #sendit #earlybirdsprinttriathlon #newhobbie #pearlizumi #teamparker #swimbikerun A post shared by Luke Joshua Parker (@luke_parker777) on Apr 8, 2018 at 4:48pm PDT
Hunting is one of Luke P.'s hobbies
Luke P. posted a photo on Instagram quail hunting with his brother. The two brothers are sitting on the back of a pickup decked out in camo. He's also snuggled up with his very cute black lab, too.
View this post on Instagram Kicked off the new year with a little quail hunt #BigBro #MansBestFriend #Champ #BirdDog #HLP @mikeparker32 @hleaparker22 A post shared by Luke Joshua Parker (@luke_parker777) on Jan 1, 2016 at 5:47pm PST
He's a home chef (kind of)
One of his favorite pre-workout breakfasts is a very unique take on a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. For his creative sandwich, he uses extra crunchy peanut butter, two whole eggs, two egg whites, and grape jelly.
View this post on Instagram Dont knock it until you try it _ PB&J with 2 whole eggs, 2 egg whites and Welchs grape jelly. Also have to go with Jif Extra crunchy _ One of my favorites for a power pre workout breakfast! #breakfastofchampions #crossfit A post shared by Luke Joshua Parker (@luke_parker777) on Feb 11, 2019 at 3:13pm PST
Luke P. loves his mom.
Luke P. posted an adorable tribute photo for his mom on Mother's Day. That's not all, his Instagram includes many other cute selfies with mother and son looking super happy together.
View this post on Instagram Hey Mom, I know you know this already..... but youre absolutely beautiful :) I love you #HappyMothersDay A post shared by Luke Joshua Parker (@luke_parker777) on May 13, 2018 at 7:47am PDT
He's a dog person
Luke P. has a black lab named Champ. He calls him man's best friend and proves it with plenty of photos holding him in his arms. Luke P. also calls himself a big dog person.
He loves tacos.
He prefers his tacos soft and topped with guacamole and pico de gallo. Luke P. is a meat eater and goes for carnitas and steak.
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Luke Joshua Parker (@luke_parker777) on Jun 12, 2019 at 8:03am PDT
There you have it. While it's not totally clear what Hannah B. sees in Luke P., the attraction is clearly there. Will he get the final rose? That remains to be seen.