Could Jacqueline Trumbull get Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s final rose? If she did, it would certainly come as a shock to Bachelor fans, given that she barely got any screen time until Episode 6, when she finally scored a one-on-one date. So, what exactly do we know about this 5’5” beauty?
For one, she’s a research coordinator from Morgantown, WV, who's currently working for a psychiatry research lab. (Maybe she researched Arie before heading to the Bachelor mansion?) She told ABC that her job is a stepping stone toward getting a Ph.D. in chemical psychology, and that her career is very important to her.
Of course, that’s not to say she wouldn’t give it all up if she won the lottery. She said that if she ever collected a jackpot, she'd use it to build a wild animal conservation center in “Africa/India” — her words, not ours — and get a pet cheetah for herself. Oh, and a penthouse in Soho, because obviously.
In other #lifegoals, she dreams of “creating our own world” with her future spouse — i.e. “creating our own values and goals,” “becoming better people together,” and fostering “respect, admiration, [and] protection.”
She also considers herself messy — “but not horrifically so” — has a “small tat” on her foot, and admires her family for being “full of life, creativity, intellect, drive, [and] passion. So what do you think? Are Jacqueline and Arie compatible? Earlier this season, he observed that she was too smart for him, so that could be a red flag. But even if Jacqueline doesn’t make it to the finish line with the Dutch-born racer, she seems to have made a lasting friendship with a fellow contestant.
“Some of you have commented on my lack of airtime,” the 27-year-old said on Instagram. “The reason for this is that at this point in the process, I was in love with someone else. Kendall [Long] and I cuddled on the couch, cheers’d pee canisters, discussed the philosophy of magic, and traded zoology facts with poetry.”
So, maybe Jacqueline won’t go home broken-hearted if Arie eliminates her… because she will have gained a BFF!