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TMZ: Logo's first gay bachelor is Robert Sepulveda Jr. from Atlanta

By RODNEY HO/, originally filed Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Recently, two metro Atlantans have been key figures on dating shows. Entrepreneur and former football player Stevie Baggs just wrapped up the second season of WE-TV's "Match Made in Heaven." David Dees of Smyrna is currently one of two primary "daters" on VH1's "Dating Naked."

Now there's a third set to debut later this year.

TMZ reports that Logo's "Bachelor" equivalent show for gay men "Finding Prince Charming" will feature Atlantan Robert Sepulveda Jr.  It says the show is taping in Los Angeles and features 13 contestants vying for Sepulveda's heart. And he's a heartthrob for sure.

He is a Puerto Rican native and interior designer. And not modest, as his Instagram feed attests.

According to his bio on his website:

In 2006 Robert Sepulveda Jr. founded RSJdesign, LLC, now an award-winning interior design firm specializing in luxury residential and commercial spaces. Timeless elegance, mastery of the design process, and a love for refinement and the exquisite are all central elements in the RSJ design philosophy.

The show, hosted by openly gay 'N Sync band member Lance Bass, has not officially announced Sepulveda's name yet. A spokesman for the network said he can't confirm who the bachelor is just yet but didn't deny that it was Sepulveda either.

The fact Sepulveda hasn't created a fresh social media post in three weeks is a clue he might be sequestered right now for a reality show.

I have five common Facebook friends with him. One, Talbot Logan, wrote this:

He used to live in NYC, worked for Calvin Klein. Moved to Atlanta a few years back. Was one of the folks pushing for the rainbow crosswalk. That's really all I know. More of a FB connection than a real friend.

Philip Rafshoon, who used to own Outwrite Books in Midtown and is now director of member engagement at the Midtown Alliance, said he only met him in passing. Alex Wan, the City Council member, recalled working with him too on the rainbow crosswalks project. Otherwise, he didn't have any particular impression otherwise.

Indeed, here's a story we wrote last year about the temporary rainbow crosswalk project Sepulveda helmed.

“They told us it would be a permanent installation to the city of Atlanta’s art collection,” Sepulveda told Channel 2 Action News last fall. “Midtown is the epicenter for the LGBT community so it just makes sense.”

Rainbow crosswalks were painted at 10th Street and Piedmont Avenue, considered the hub of Atlanta’s LGBT community. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

"Finding Prince Charming" is apparently the first dating show to feature an all-gay cast.

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Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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