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Vicki Salemi is passionate about writing. As a regular contributor to AOL, MSN and numerous sites and publications she also blogs regularly for CNBC European Business, Women for Hire and Manhattan adventures on her website www.vickisalem...

Graham Bunn says hi!

The Bachelorette star Graham Bunn may have been dumped by Deanna Pappas, but we found him delicious at a recent New York opening.

The scene of our Bachelorette meeting: 7 for all Mankind in SoHo, NYC. The purpose? The launch party for Gen Art's Film Festival presented by Acura. As we dished with the best of them, it was a quick determination that other celebs will have to follow suit with kindness we got from interviewing two rising stars.

Graham Bunn from The Bachelorette (remember him with Deanna Pappas?) has got to be one of the most down to earth people. Ever. Here's a snapshot: "At the end of the day, the show gave me a platform," says the current New Yorker whose involvement with 46nyc.com gives him satisfaction knowing the t-shirt awareness for children's charities is top on his priority list.

All my Children's Chrishell Stause, SheKnows Vicki Salemi and Bachelorette star Graham Bunn

While he tuned into The Bachelorette and was a bit surprised to see how he was portrayed ("I feel like I have more personality than the show let on"), he previously turned the show down twice and finally on the third time the producers asked, he said yes.

As for taping and what really goes on behind the scenes? "It was nice to exist outside reality for a few weeks." Ironic, huh being a reality show and all, but seriously: no cell phone, no contact with the outside world, amazing food, cool date venues, splashy digs. Not a bad gig!

Graham is currently dating Chrishell Stause who plays Amanda on All My Children. Chrishell says of her role: "The real drama is the love story."

Putting in long hours on the set, she loves her job and no, she had no desire to watch the season he was dating Deanna on The Bachelorette! We wish nothing for the best for the rising stars.

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