Hey, gorgeous! Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s search for love on The Bachelor has yet to play out on TV — but we can already tell that Becca Kufrin is a standout contestant. Here, Life & Style rounded up everything you need to know about the stunning brunette. Keep scrolling to learn more about Becca — but WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD! (You can also read about more 2018 Bachelor spoilers and find out who Arie picks right after!)
Becca works a publicist.
According to her LinkedIn account, the 27-year-old Prior Lake, MN, native — who graduated from Minnesota St. University, Mankato in 2012 with a degree in Mass Communications — is a senior account executive at technology PR firm Skyaa. She recently joked on Instagram that her promo shot for The Bachelor could double as her profile pic on LinkedIn. “I wanted a new LinkedIn headshot so ABC helped me out,” she wrote on Dec. 11. “I think I nailed that deer in headlights look 👌🏼 @bachelorabc #thebachelor”
Becca is a dog lover.
After taking a two-month hiatus on Instagram (presumably to film The Bachelor), Becca returned to the photo sharing platform on Thanksgiving Day to pose with her adorable pet Corgi while cooking in the kitchen. “Nothing like a strong bond over the love for gravy,” she captioned the cute pic. “#twinning”
Becca’s father passed away.
Becca’s dad, Stevie Kufrin, sadly died eight years ago when she was still a teen. In Sept. 2014, she paid tribute to him on the five-year anniversary of his death. “Five years ago this man graced heaven with his beautiful soul and not a day goes by that I don't strive to be a better version of myself because of him,” she wrote at the time. “Not only did he teach me kindness, compassion for all people and the world, unconditional love and patience (it's a work in progress), but also how to cast a mean line, dominate in Yahtzee and to never use glitter in the house. I'm forever grateful to be the daughter of Stevie "Buckshot" Kufrin and know one thing's for certain - I have the best angels ever. #Hallelu"
She is an outspoken Democrat.
During 2016’s presidential election, Becca proudly revealed that she voted for Hillary Clinton. “I feel like the whole ‘it only counts if you saw nipple’ concept applies here,” she wrote on Instagram after casting her vote for HRC. “You didn't vote unless you post your #ivoted sticker selfie, right? #imwithher”
Then, that following January, Becca participated one of the many nationwide Women’s Marches in protest of President Donald Trump’s administration. “Honestly, when people started chanting what was written on my poster, I felt like I finally made it in this world... at least for the next 2 hours,” she wrote next to a photo of herself holding a sign that read, “Keep your politics away from my lady bits.”
Arie proposes to Becca.
According to Reality Steve, Arie — who was Emily Maynard’s runner-up on Season 8 of The Bachelorette in 2012 — proposed to Becca in Cusco, Peru, after weeks of rose ceremonies. In her Bachelor bio, Becca describes herself as “loyal, honest,” and “charismatic”…and if that’s all true, we can see why Arie fell for her.
The Bachelor returns to ABC for its 22nd season on Monday, Jan. 1, at 8 p.m. EST.
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