“The Bachelorette” Season 21 rumored runner-up Marcus Shoberg is eyeing Jenn Tran after heartbreak

RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA: “The Bachelorette” Season 21 star Marcus Shoberg is an Army veteran from Raleigh, North Carolina. He was in the Army for eight years from 2011 to 2019. He started as a rifleman and quickly rose through the ranks due to his dedication to the country. His unwavering commitment earned him a promotion to Battalion Civilian Affairs Operations Sergeant.

According to his LinkedIn, he studied International Studies majoring in Foreign Policy, Diplomacy, Peace and Security from the University of Washington. Marcus joined the Harvard Student Veterans Organization as Director of Membership Engagement after leaving the military.

In April 2023, Marcus started working as a data engineer at Amentum in North Carolina. He later founded his own company, Falkor Technologies, in September 2023. The ABC show contestant is also a certified underwater scuba diver and holds his student pilot certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration.

Marcus is looking for true love on the ABC show after he recently had his heart broken. He is notably the runner-up of “The Bachelorette” Season 21, according to Reality Steve. He was reportedly one of Jenn Tran’s final two men at the final rose ceremony in Hawaii. Unfortunately, he was not the person she chose to be engaged to.

“The Bachelorette” Season 21 suitor Marcus Shoberg competes for Jenn Tran’s final rose (Instagram/@marcus__edward)

What does Marcus Shoberg look for in his partner?

“The Bachelor” Season 21 suitor Marcus Shoberg is a self-proclaimed “real-life superhero” and is excited to meet Jenn Tran. He is looking for a polite, honest, humble woman and hopes that Jenn holds similar characteristics. Marcus wants to start a life with someone who shares his core values.

Marcus is ready to settle down and start a family with his perfect match after his heartbreak. The ABC show contestant hopes to find a relationship that will stand the test of time. However, he is also looking for a fun loving partner who shares his love of rock climbing and could enjoy a barbecue on a Saturday night.

Season 21 runner-up Marcus Shoberg is looking
Season 21 runner-up Marcus Shoberg is looking for a “humble” partner (Instagram/@marcus__edward)

Did Marcus Shoberg ditch Harvard for “The Bachelorette” Season 21 gig?

“The Bachelorette” Season 21 contestant Marcus Shoberg appeared to drop out of Harvard to star on the ABC show gig. According to his LinkedIn, Marcus was enrolled at Harvard University to study computer science in 2021. He graduated in 2025, but his ABC bio listed him as an “alum” of the college which suggested he dropped out midway. .

Marcus was also involved in the Student Veterans Organization at Harvard. He thought about his passion for helping military veterans transition back to school after serving their country. In an interview, Marcus shared, “Most of us have a considerable gap from our time when we left school and now go into a university environment.”

The ABC show contestant also claimed that he used third-party services to help with the application process and noted the importance of schools like Harvard having coordinators who can work specifically with veterans on the admissions committee.

“The Bachelorette” Season 21 star Marcus Shoberg has been enrolled at Harvard University (Instagram/@marcus__edward)

“The Bachelorette” season 21 premieres Monday, July 8, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC

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