Even before this season of The Bachelor kicked off, contestant Bibiana Julian had already won fans over with her official bio. She said she loves art, but also wants to be art. And she was a cheerleader, but always hated football! “[Bibiana] mixes nonsequiturs with contradictions, and I’m so confused and so in love,” said one Elle writer.
So, what else do we know about the 30-year-old vying for Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s affections? Read on, Bachelor Nation — or just check out our spoilers on who Arie picks as the winner if you just can’t wait!
She was a popular cheerleader.
Bibiana is an executive assistant at MTV Miami, Reality Steve reports, but in another life, she was a cheerleader for the Miami Dolphins, even serving as co-captain of the team and becoming Rookie of the Year.
Not only that, online FHM readers picked her as America’s Sexist Cheerleader when she was just 19. She was quick to divert the praise, though. “I think if any of our girls were in the contest, they’d have won,” she said in a press release. “It’s a Dolphin thing.”
She’s a jet-setter.
The brunette beauty's no longer touring with the Dolphins, of course, but she's still well-traveled. Her Instagram feed shows photos from her travels to Greece, Colombia, Turks & Caicos, and Mexico. She even joined the birthday vacation trip for WAGS Miami star Astrid Bavarsco.
She’s an early favorite.
Bachelor host Chris Harrison actually picked Bibiana as one of his top five contenders for this season. “She spices things up with Arie and the women,” he told People magazine. “She has a big personality and has her own pithy observations and judgments, and she’s not afraid to make those known. She has no fears about standing up for herself or to anybody.”
She likes killer whales… and killing zits!
Other fun facts from Bibiana’s bio: She’s terrified of sharks, but if she were an animal, she would be an orca because “they move around” and “they keep their fam tight.” She has one tattoo of interlocking hearts with her sister’s initials and another of an anchor. (“I don’t really like that one,” she admits.) And her guiltiest pleasure is popping pimples, though she’s fully aware of how gross that is. She might want to hide that from Arie for awhile!