He is not even released from his Texas jail yet, but that won't stop the "Tiger King" star Joe Exotic (aka Joe Maldonado-Passage) from looking for his next love.
In 2019, Maldonado-Passage, the star of the Netflix series "Tiger King" was convicted on 17 federal charges of animal abuse (eight violations of the Lacey Act and nine of the Endangered Species Act) and two counts of attempted murder for hire for a plot to kill his hated rival Carole Baskin, and is serving a 22-year sentence in federal prison at Fort Worth.
Announced on July 4th, Joe Exotic believes that with new evidence in his case he will be freed by the end of the year, if not sooner. And with the mindset that he will be released soon, he has launched an online contest to find his next boyfriend...or in keeping with his infamous media image, a "Bachelor King."
Following his recently announced divorce from his husband, Joe is looking for men over 18 years of age to fill out an application online to possibly be the next romance in Joe’s new life. The top 3 picks will receive a 3- night, 4-day all-exclusive paid romantic get away with Joe Exotic once he has been released, according to the announcement on his website.
"I have been through hell in three years and I intend on making my new life something I have always dreamed of and I want to spend it with someone that can take a relationship serious and be in love and enjoy this ride, and make this about us as a team, not just me or the man I choose to carry on with. I want to share this with someone great," Joe said in a news release about the online contest.
The "Bachelor King" contest is only for men, but Maldonado-Passage says he'll hold another contest for ladies following this one to, "go shopping and hang out at a fabulous place and chase the boys in bathing suits."
The deadline to apply for the contest is Sept. 25, 2021. Winners will be announced on Oct. 6, 2021.