Get you a girl who can do it all! If Arie Luyendyk Jr. ends up giving Bachelor contestant Kendall Long his final rose, that’s exactly what he’s gonna get. We already know that the stunning 26-year-old has a varied range of interests. From singing to collecting stuffed wildlife, Kendall is certainly a jack of all trades.
Plus, homegirl has an odd connection to the Kardashian-Jenner clan that has us seriously shook. Here, Life & Style rounded up everything you need to know about Kendall before The Bachelor returns for Season 22 on ABC Monday, Jan. 1, at 8 p.m. EST. Keep scrolling to learn more about the blonde bombshell — and if you're looking for spoilers (or if you’re curious about who Arie picks) we’ve got you covered.
Kendall is obsessed with taxidermy.
In a new promo for The Bachelor, Kendall opens up about her penchant for preserving the bodies of dead animals. “I’ve never had a relationship over a year,” she says. “But with taxidermy, I can keep it forever!” A little creepy, but TBH, she kinda makes a good point.
Kendall previously worked for the Kardashians — and has a sister named Kylie.
You can’t make this s--t up. According to Kendall’s LinkedIn page, she worked as a set dresser for the Keeping Up With the Kardashians 10th Anniversary Special, which aired earlier this year. The professional “creative director” — who graduated from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco with a broadcast journalism degree — also has a twin sister named Kylie. We kid you not.
This is not her first reality show!
Kendall also appeared with her twin sister on Fear Factor. However, the episode never made it to air thanks to one especially vile stunt that involved donkey semen. This could also explain her craziest moment via her Bachelor bio. "I once drove a car off of a ramp and through the caboose of a moving train," she wrote — and we think Arie would approve.
Kendall is a talented singer-songwriter — like, actually, though.
Back in May, Kendall proved she has a strong set of pipes when she uploaded a video of herself playing the ukulele and singing an original song called “Stepping on the Dead.” Despite the somewhat morbid title of the tune, the Santa Clarita, CA, native manages to make it sound bright and bouncy.
Kendall is a thrill seeker.
In her Bachelor bio, Kendall revealed that she loves nothing more than to get her adrenaline pumping. The most outrageous thing she’s ever done? “I once drove a car off of a ramp and through the caboose of a moving train,” she said. “No lie.” (Sounds like a perfect match for race car driver Arie, no?)
Kendall’s yoga skills are on fire.
Fellow contestant and fitness coach Krystal Nielson better watch her back! Because Kendall is a seasoned yogi, too. Over the summer, she took to Instagram to share a photo of herself rocking sexy workout gear while posing in a handstand. “Is the world upside down to you?” she captioned the pic. Good question, Kenny.
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