September 27, 2008 11:00 AM by Paulene Hinds
Dr. Andy Baldwin became famous on The Bachelor and is using that as a podium for community service and athletics. “[Philanthropy] is what I’m all about,” the U.S. Naval Officer, triathlete and physician, 31, tells PEOPLE. “I don’t have that much money to begin with, but to use the fame to give back, and promote things that you’re passionate about, that’s the way I’m living my life right now.”
He spends much of his time mentoring medical students, giving motivational speeches or fighting for pancreatic cancer awareness.
This doesn’t leave him much time to date, but he says that he’s looking for a girl who gives back – and isn’t afraid to get a little sweaty.”I think it’s sexy to be with somebody after you worked out.”
Ideally, he says, he seeks someone who is “very giving and [into] helping others.”
Baldwin likes to work up a sweat himselfand On Sept. 14, he came in first in his division – bettering Matthew McConaughey! – in the Nautica Malibu Triathlon.
“It was a fun time – I defended my title!” he says, adding that his heavy work schedule makes training difficult.
He enjoyed meeting the other celebrity competitors and told People magazine that it was nice to meet Matthew McConaughey. At the end of the race Matthew even commented, “Man! You didn’t tell me you were that fast! You gotta give me some tips.”
He had this to say about J.Lo”She was sweet, I was giving her some pointers on [swimming] and helping her relax.”
Andy Baldwin, who is also a certified minister,will marry DeAnna Pappas and Jesse Csincsak on May 9th next year as he has been asked to officiate their wedding.
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