Love is real! I know, because season 15 of "The Bachelorette" premieres Monday, and it looks like we have a hometown hero on our hands.

Before I go any further, I need to point out that I have never seen a single episode of "The Bachelorette" or "The Bachelor," but I respect the fact that many, many people are obsessed with it. Is it a dystopian mockery of human connection? Is it testament to the power of finding love in any circumstance? Did I watch every episode of the incredibly terrible gay version, "Finding Prince Charming"? Answered in order: I don't want to make anyone mad so I'll punt; that's a nice way to put it; and of course I did. (Paul should have won!)

However you feel about ABC's dating show franchise juggernaut, it's worth giving some shine to an Austin man who's done us proud (relative to this cultural space). According to Popsugar, "Bachelorette" contestant Cam (aka Cameron Ayala) already received the first rose from Bachelorette Hannah Brown, as seen in a sneak peak for this season that aired after the finale of the last season of "The Bachelor." The celebrity news site reports that Cam wrote a rap about Hannah, and then he blew rose petals at her.

He's a Texas A&M alum. (Hook 'em!)

According to Cam's official bio on the website for "The Bachelorette," he's a 30-year-old in software sales "with a competitive personality" who loves to be the life of the party. He's also a "dance floor king." (Prove it!)

More fun facts: Cam loves "The Notebook," plays the harmonica and says the most important thing he looks for in a woman is good dental hygiene. (OK!)

According to Cam's Instagram profile, he's a lymphedema patient and advocate. Lymphedema is a swelling of the limbs related to the lymphatic system, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Watch Cam's big rose-getting moment below.

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