Austen Kroll may not be one of the original cast members of Bravo’s Southern Charm, but there’s something about him that makes it feel like he’s been on the show forever. With that being said, adjusting to being a reality TV star hasn’t always been easy for Austen. Since joining the series for season four, Austen has gone through lots of ups and downs in his personal and professional life. Despite it all though, he seems to be enjoying the ride. Now that the show is back for a new season, it’ll be interesting to see what kinda of things unfold in Austen’s life this time. Continue reading for 10 things you didn’t know about Austen Kroll.
1.He’s Not Originally From Charleston
Some of the cast members on Southern Charm can trace their Charleston roots back several generations, but Austen isn’t one of them. He is originally from North Carolina but found himself in Charleston after college. His family continues to live in North Carolina.
2. He Appeared In Another Bravo Show
Austen definitely doesn’t seem like the kid of person who plans on hopping from one reality show to the next, however, Southern Charm isn’t the only show he’s ever made an appearance in. He also appeared in the series Summer House which also airs on Bravo.
3. He Loves Golf
Sports have always been a major part of Austen’s life, and they still are. He loves to watch a wide variety of sports including football and baseball, and as you can imagine he roots for North Carolina teams whenever he can. When it comes to playing sports though, Austen is definitely a golf guy. He likes to get out on the court regularly and he loves playing at different courses with his friends.
4. He Is Somewhat Private
Being on a reality TV show doesn’t necessarily mean that a person wants the whole world in their business. Outside of what he shares on the show, Austen appears to be a pretty private person. He is active on social media, but his content is surface level and doesn’t really share many details about his personal life.
5. He Studied Business
Austen attended the University of Alabama where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management. During his time in college, he also spent a year studying abroad in Prague. Even though Austen has taken a nontraditional career path by becoming an entrepreneur, he is still putting his business knowledge to good use.
6. He’s Living With Craig Conover
In the new season of Southern Charm, viewers will see that that Austen and Craig Conover have become roommates. Lots of people were curious about what could have sparked this living situation, but the answer is actually pretty uneventful. Craig said, “10 months ago I was living in literally a house decorated by a professional decorator and I really felt like an adult. It was amazing. Then a plumber came for a routine checkup and there was a broken pipe, asbestos got blown all over my house, and now I cannot live there until the asbestos is gone. So instead, I’m living with Austen [Kroll].”
7. He Loves To Travel
There are some people who are perfectly happy with not venturing too far from home, but Austen isn’t one of those people. He loves to travel and has been fortunate to have a lifestyle that has allowed him to do just that. He has visited several places over th years including Cuba, Italy, and Bermuda.
8. He’s Family Oriented
Austen may be a big reality TV star, but he hasn’t forgotten where he came from or the people who have been there for him all along. He has a very close relationship with his parents and his sister Katie. If Austen isn’t out with his friends, you can usually catch him spending time with his family.
9. He Beer Is Now Available In Cans
Austen is the founder and owner of the South Carolina based beer brand, King’s Calling. Originally his beer was only available on tap which made it extremely difficult for him to sell his product during quarantine when bars and restaurants were closed. He recently started selling canned beer and so far the response seems to be positive.
10. Lots Of Viewers Aren’t Feeling Him
Any time a person signs up for a reality show, they can never completely know what they’re getting themselves into. Of course, nobody wants to be portrayed in a negative way, but it’s happens. Unfortunately for Austen, being in the spotlight hasn’t always made him look good. Drama that went down during his relationship with cast member Madison LeCroy has resulted in Austen being everything except a fan favorite.