If you watch The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, you might already know who Franco Lacosta is, and it’s time to share some interesting facts about him. Franco is a Puerto Rican photographer who was born in New York City, but raised in Puerto Rico. He is also a writer, content creator, producer, and fashion designer. He has over 20 years of experience in television.
He first appeared on The Bachelor in 2017, during season 21. Franco was also a photographer and creative director during seasons 21 and 25. He initially made a name for himself on the show when he appeared as a wedding photographer during Nick Viall’s first group date in season 21. Franco got people talking on social media because of the colorful romper he wore during the episode. He also photographed contestants on The Bachelor season 25 with Matt James. In The Bachelor season 21, Franco was really the star of the episode. Twitter fell in love with him, and several people suggested that he should star in his own show. Other fans wanted him to replace Jorge Moreno as the bartender on Bachelor in Paradise.
Franco has also appeared on The Bachelorette as a photographer, and helped to design some of the challenges and photoshoots, according to his Franco Lacosta website. He did a photoshoot for Tayshia Adams in season 16, and co-hosted the Bash Ball Battle during season 17. He has worked as a stylist for both shows, and designed the suit jackets that he and Wells Adams wore during the Bash Ball Battle episode.
Most recently, Franco starred as himself, and took photos of Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia with the male contestants. The guys wore a variety of costumes, and also posed for engagement photos on The Bachelorette season 19. Franco has also appeared on America’s Next Top Model and Model Latina. He has worked with ABC, NBC, CWTV, Bravo, and E! Network.
Franco launched his fashion label Franco Lacosta New York in 2013. He was named one of Elle‘s “1o Designers to Watch” in 2017, during New York Fashion Week. He learned all about the industry from an internship at a fashion house in Milan. Franco studied Art History at Pratt University, and was a model before launching his own line. He has worked in Italy and Paris, as well as New York. This beloved The Bachelor franchise star is someone that fans love to see on their screens.