‘Tiger King’ Joe Unique launches ‘Bachelor King’ contest to find new husband

FILE – In this Aug. 28, 2013, file photo, Joseph Maldonado-Passage, also recognised as Joe…

FILE – In this Aug. 28, 2013, file photo, Joseph Maldonado-Passage, also recognised as Joe Unique, is observed at the zoo he utilized to operate in Wynnewood, Okla. A federal decide in Oklahoma has ordered the new entrepreneurs of the Oklahoma zoo showcased in Netflix’s “Tiger King” documentary to switch in excess of all the lion and tiger cubs in their possession, together with the animals’ moms, to the federal governing administration. U.S. District Decide John F. Heil III issued the purchase final week in the scenario versus Jeffrey and Lauren Lowe and the Higher Wynnewood Unique Animal Park centered on claimed violations of the Endangered Species Act and the Animal Welfare Act. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Joe Exotic, the star of the Netflix docuseries “Tiger King” who is behind bars for plotting to have the owner of Tampa’s Massive Cat Rescue killed, is wanting for enjoy.

Exotic, whose genuine name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage, released a “Bachelor King” contest this month in hopes that he’ll come across a new husband. According to a news release posted to Exotic’s web page, guys who are 18 and more mature can fill out an software to grow to be the “next romance in Joe’s new lifetime.”

The leading 3 candidates will earn a romantic getaway with the “Tiger King” at the time he’s launched from prison, his internet site says.

Exotic is presently serving 22 many years in jail soon after getting convicted of animal abuse and a murder-for-hire plot involving Carole Baskin, who owns Large Cat Rescue in Tampa. The rivalry among Exotic and Baskin was the matter of “Tiger King.”

The “Tiger King” star experienced asked for a pardon from former President Donald Trump last 12 months and experienced been expecting a pardon before Trump remaining office environment. He did not, however, finish up receiving the presidential pardon.

But now, in accordance to Exotic’s site, his authorized workforce thinks he’ll be out of jail quickly.

“Joe Exotic’s prison lawyer, John Phillips and his office environment of attorneys out of Jacksonville, Florida, is confident that, with all the new evidence that has been received proving conspiracy, obstruction of justice, perjury by federal brokers, and witnesses, in addition to prosecutor misconduct and the federal choose currently being a long-time buddy of a single of the main witnesses in Joe’s case, that he will be freed by the stop of the yr, if not sooner,” the release claims.

The on the web news launch does mention Exotic’s existing spouse, expressing that, “Dillon has manufactured it obvious that Joe will usually be in his existence and they will generally enjoy just about every other, but may well not keep on to be his spouse after all that has took place.”

“The chance to get started a intimate relationship with the now well-known Joe Exotic, the Tiger King, is open for dialogue, as Joe is likely to squander no time in getting commenced with his new life when released,” the announcement continues.

Purposes for “The Bachelor King” can be located on Joe Exotic’s internet site. The contest is open up now by way of Sept. 25 and winners will be introduced on Oct 6.

“I have been via hell in a few several years and I intend on earning my new lifetime a thing I have usually dreamed of and I want to spend it with a person that can take a connection significant and be in really like and enjoy this experience, and make this about us as a workforce, not just me or the gentleman I decide on to have on with,” Exotic explained in a assertion. “I want to share this with another person great.”