He has just been confirmed as a cast member on Netflix’s controversial new series, Byron Baes.
But former Bachelorette contestant Nathan Favro was partying up a storm on the Gold Coast late last month.
The tattooed reality star was spotted ordering some drinks at a local bar.
He’s not even in the Bay! Bachelorette contestant Nathan Favro was spotted partying at a bar on the Gold Coast just days before being announced as a cast member on Netflix’s new controversial series Byron Baes
He showed off his body ink in a white T-shirt teamed with some beige trousers.
He was seen chatting closely to a blonde woman at the bar.
Nathan lives in Byron Bay, but often post pictures of his travels all around Australia.
Fans of The Bachelor franchise will remember party boy Nathan from Ali Oetjen’s season of The Bachelorette in 2018.
He was infamously kicked off the show after Ali, 34, accused him of spreading rumours in the mansion about her sexual history.
Last year, he was rumoured to be dating former Bachelorette star Bella Veralis.
Thirsty work being a star! The tattooed reality star was spotted ordering some drinks at a local bar
But Bella shot down the rumours after paparazzi photos emerged of Nathan leaving the marketing consultant’s apartment in Bondi.
At the time, Bella told The Kyle and Jackie O Show that the pair were nothing more than friends.
Radio host Kyle Sandilands asked Bella: ‘By looking at Daily Mail the other day, your person has come in the form of Nathan from Bachelor in Paradise. You had a little sleepover, didn’t you?’
‘Nathan and I are just good mates,’ she replied.
She went on to explain that she’d asked Nathan to come over with his puppy, but he had a few too many glasses of wine and slept on the couch.
Close: Nathan was seen chatting to a blonde at the bar
She added: ‘Haven’t you ever had someone come over and have too many wines and crash on the couch?
‘I had asked him if he could bring his puppy over because I’m in love with the puppy.’
The cast behind Netflix‘s upcoming reality show Byron Baes was finally this week revealed after weeks of speculation.
While filming is already underway in Byron Bay, the show’s producers have until now remained tight-lipped about who will appear in the series.
It can now be revealed the controversial new show will feature a variety of local influencers.
Uncovered: The cast behind Netflix’s upcoming reality show, Byron Baes, has finally been revealed after weeks of speculation. Pictured, Elias Chigros
Joining Nathan and the cast is Elias Chigros, who appeared on Love Island.
Co-creative director of local boutique BISQUE Hannah Brauer will also appear, alongside Byron Bay couple Dave Frim and Saskia Wotton.
Others in the cast include investment company employee Elle Watson, influencer Jade Kevin Foster and spiritualistic therapist Simba Ali.
Coming soon: According to a report by The Daily Telegraph on Tuesday, the controversial new series will feature a variety of local influencers. Pictured, Elle Watson
Rounding out the cast is Kyle Sandilands’ former assistant-turned-manager Alex Reid, fashion designer Jess Bell and her model sister Lauren.
The unveiling of the cast comes after Netflix were recently forced to apologise to the stars of the show for painting them as ‘influencers’ and ‘hot Instagrammers’.
Netflix’s Director of Originals in Australia Que Minh Luu confirmed that the cast ‘hated’ a recent PR post describing the upcoming series.
Secret’s out: While filming is already underway in Byron Bay, the show’s producers have until now remained tight-lipped about who will appear in the series. Pictured, Saskia Wotton
‘They are artists, musicians, entrepreneurs, business owners, models, on a spiritual journey and more,’ Que wrote to her 7k followers.
‘Most of them hated the press release too! Did a lot of apologising that week. Fired the PR team (lol joking about firing, we’re all learning together).’
She added: ‘They understand the power of influence. They are part of Byron. They understand the creative vision of the show that has been developed with them over several months.
Que was responding after many mocked the press release, which read: ‘It’s not just Chris and Zac’s backyard, it’s the playground of more celebrity-adjacent-adjacent influencers than you can poke a selfie stick at’.
Que continued: ‘A postcard’s worth of copy doesn’t tell the whole story of what the show is.
‘It looks at human connection, ambition, image and what lies underneath – not all glossy, often contradictory. Like the place itself.
Making a name for herself: Co-creative director of local boutique BISQUE Hannah Brauer (pictured) will also appear, alongside Byron Bay couple Dave Frim and Saskia Wotton
‘Byron is a symbol to so many Australians.
‘The participants number in the double digits, a quarter born/raised in the area, most have lived there a meaningful length of time, a few newer to the area… kinda like how Byron works.
‘Mayor Simon Richardson had it right when I spoke to him weeks ago and he described the show as “young people having a go”, not the “wrong sort of person”.’
Life of luxury: Others in the cast include investment company employee Elle Watson, influencer Jade Kevin Foster (pictured) and spiritualistic therapist Simba Ali
It comes after a handful of so-called Byron locals recently paddled out into the ocean to protest the show, while others stood by with placards that read ‘give Netflix the flick’ and ‘consult traditional owners’.
Ben Gordon, owner of The Byron Bay General Store, led calls to snub production – and is asking other local businesses to do the same.
‘They’ve simply turned up unannounced and they are proposing to drag our name through the mud, and make millions of dollars without offering anything back to the community,’ he told Today hosts Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon.
Sorry: The unveiling of the cast comes after Netflix were recently forced to apologise to the stars of the show for painting them as ‘influencers’ and ‘hot Instagrammers’. Pictured, couple Dave Frim and Saskia Wotton
Mr Gordon said the prospective reality series is ‘a complete misrepresentation of who we are as a community’.
‘Today, what we’ve seen, is the real Byron, the community coming together for issues that we believe in,’ he said.
Nick O’Donnell, Netflix’s director of public policy, recently travelled to the NSW town ‘for crisis talks with stakeholders’ as the backlash continues to grow.
Not a fan: Netflix’s Director of Originals in Australia Que Minh Luu confirmed that the cast ‘hated’ a recent PR post describing the upcoming series. Pictured, Elle Watson