‘The Bachelor’ Star Kristina Schulman’s Heartbreaking Backstory Brings Nick Viall to Tears

Vanessa Grimaldi isn't the only one to shed a few tears during tomorrow night's episode of The Bachelor — so does Nick Viall!

The season's lead gets emotional during a one-on-one date with Kristina Schulman, where the 24-year-old dental hygienist — who grew up in Russia — shares a heartbreaking story from her childhood.

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“We didn’t have any food necessarily growing up,” she admits. “I remember the cupboards being bare, and I remember eating lipstick. It didn't taste good by any means, but I was like, 'I'm hungry!'"

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The brunette beauty later reveals that her mother kicked her out of the house for having something to eat, as she was under strict orders to not consume anything for the entire day.

"Hearing what Kristina's been through breaks your heart," Nick says to the cameras. "She seems to have such a mature grasp and appreciation for life, which is such an amazing thing."

Nick and Kristina really seem to connect during this date — but does she get his final rose? Click here to find out who makes it to the final four this season!

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