Dotun Olubeko: 8 things to know about Charity Lawson’s ‘The Bachelorette’ bachelor


Dotun Olubeko is hoping to receive a rose after hometown dates on The Bachelorette’s twentieth season starring Charity Lawson.

Dotun is a 30-year-old integrative medicine specialist from Brooklyn, NY.


Charity has said on The Bachelorette that Dotun made her feel seen, understood and appreciated for who she is as a person.

Charity could picture Dotun as her husband pretty early on, and their connection grew when Charity welcomed the bachelor into her hotel room in San Diego so they could talk in a more intimate setting.

Charity said Dotun had touched her soul in conversation, and then she proceeded to ask him out back-to-back solo dates in Washington and then New Orleans.

“This really could be my person. I’m cheesing! This is not happening!” Charity gushed of the suitor.

Everything felt so right with Dotun, that Charity questioned after their New Orleans date, “Is there something I should be doubting? Should I be doubting myself? But no, this is exactly what I prayed for and truly opened my heart up to receive.”

Dotun assured Charity that his heart was in the process and she had “taken it already.”

“My heart is screaming that I’m definitely falling in love with you at this point,” Dotun told The Bachelorette star, adding how it was “very real” to him.

Charity said Dotun’s profession of love left her feeling “overjoyed” and “over the moon.”

Until viewers find out what happens next between Charity and Dotun, let’s get to know this bachelor a little better right now.

Below is a list of eight facts Reality TV World has compiled about The Bachelorette Season 20 contestant Dotun Olubeko.


Dotun is “the full package” and ready to find his person, says ABC

Dotun is tall, driven and ambitious. He’s hoping his future wife has the same love for adventure and excitement for the little things like he does.

He describes himself as open-minded, full of love, and the best listener. Dotun has a zest for life and even once went on a spontaneous 45-day trip around Europe.

Dotun is looking for an “everlasting love” with someone.


The Bachelorette bachelor comes from a big Nigerian-American family

Dotun moved to the United States with his parents when he was only four-years-old.

Dotun even has a “Resident Alien” card to prove his entry into America, and the bachelor carries that card around with him all the time.

Dotun’s family came to the U.S. thanks to a lottery that his “auntie” saw and called them about.

Dotun said his entry into America was therefore thanks to his auntie and “one phone call,” which Charity thought was amazing.

“That experience shaped me because my parents, coming to this country, they struggled. They put a lot of effort in… so I could have a good life, and I cherish that,” Dotun shared.

In June 2020, Dotun shared on Instagram, “To be a minority is wearing an away jersey you can never take off. I am a black man. Don’t let the smiles fool you, I have been torn down because of it. But I will continue to deliberately build others regardless of your color.”

“All too often we find it easier to criticize each other, instead of building each other up,” he continued.

“With all the negativity going around let’s do something positive. I don’t think this post is going to change the world, but it will remind you that I am, always have been, and always will be black.”

Dotun went to college in California with a passion for health and wellness

Dotun attended California State University, Chico from 2015-2018.

He then pursued his Master of Science from the University of Western States.

Dotun received his Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine as well as his Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Food Sciences w/ focus in Sports Nutrition.

He was double minor in Health and Wellness and Health Promotion.

Dotun is the owner of DPT Fitness

Dotun, a former track star, has owned his own fitness studio since March 2020.

He is a former multi-sport collegiate athlete, NCAA All-American, and sponsored pro athlete.

While in school, Dotun also received the Outstanding Performance in the Classroom award.


Charity thought Dotun had the best body of all her The Bachelorette bachelors

On Live with Kelly and Mark, Charity was asked to dish out some superlatives for her The Bachelorette cast.

When asked to pick the guy with “the best body,” Charity pointed to Dotun’s picture. Charity admitted she assessed this during the dodgeball group date.

Dotun teaches nutrition and exercise techniques on his Instagram page, but he’s been trying to bounce back from old sports injuries for a while.

Dotun has nearly 400,000 followers on Instagram and he teaches people how to get in shape and live a healthy lifestyle.

Dotun admits “really powerful things” were missing in his past relationships

“I always felt like I was the one being learned from, but I want to learn from other people,” Dotun explains.

On The Bachelorette, Dotun told Charity that he thought he could learn from her, and he called Charity his “ideal woman” based on everything she brings to the table.

In fact, Dotun was close to turning down his spot on The Bachelorette — until he discovered Charity was going to be the lead of Season 20.

Dotun reveals his biggest fears

Dotun has a fear of singing in public because he thinks his singing voice is horrific, and he’s also afraid of heights.

Despite his fear of heights, Dotun and Charity went bungee jumping on their first one-on-one date in Washington.

“We looked at each other the whole time. I personally refused to look down otherwise I would’ve thrown up or fainted. Dotun has an incredible calming energy about him that made me feel so protected and at ease in that moment despite how terrified I was,” Charity gushed of the adventurous date to Entertainment Weekly.

“We were in the wilderness, surrounded by beautiful scenery, and this was a date to challenge myself and step out of my comfort zone. Because of how Dotun made me feel, I knew he would be the perfect one to conquer my biggest fear with. I didn’t even know at the time he also was afraid of heights, so I’m glad we got to do that together!”

In addition, Dotun has a fear of failure. He says every time he really wanted or went for something, he wouldn’t get it or would fall flat on his face.

Charity explains why she gave Dotun back-to-back solo dates

Dotun was the first person in The Bachelor franchise to ever receive back-to-back 1-on-1 dates.

Charity said she wanted to keep seeing Dotun because he has “extreme emotional depth” to him.

“When I’m with him, there are a lot of things we talk about and that I haven’t necessarily shared with a lot of the other people,” Charity said on the July 27 episode of the “Bachelor Happy Hour” podcast.

“So I think, for me, that was almost stimulating in the sense that it left me wanting or craving for more… With Dotun, it was like, ‘Yeah! Why not? Let’s continue our connection.'”

Charity therefore said that once she traveled from Washington to New Orleans, she wanted to keep the momentum going with Dotun.

Although Charity’s date with Dotun left the other guys jealous and feeling a tad overlooked, Charity apparently has no regrets about the decision.

“With Dotun, there’s something special and it was a special time that we had, that we got to spend in New Orleans together,” Charity shared.

“And so, yeah, I’m not regretful for giving him two one-on-ones back-to-back.”


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About The Author:
Elizabeth Kwiatkowski

Elizabeth Kwiatkowski is Associate Editor of Reality TV World and has been covering the reality TV genre for more than a decade.

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