After getting heartbroken in March when Arie Luyendyk broke up with Becca Kulfrin on live TV only months after he claimed to spend the rest of his life with her, it seemed fitting for Becca's fans that this reality star would be the next Bachelorette. And so it turned out, Becca Kufrin is indeed the new Bachelorette, and this time it's her turn to choose from an abundance of men in her effort to find love again.
This rising TV personality who won the hearts of many is willing to take another leap of faith to find her soulmate again, but this time on her terms. The new season of the eagerly awaited ABC reality love competition kicked off on 28th March and here are five facts about the new bachelorette Kufrin to gear you up for the show.
5. She Has An Impressive 3.795 GPA
Kulfrin is not just an impressive TV personality but is a brilliant student as well. She graduated from Minnesota State University in 2012 with a Bachelor's degree in Ma s s Communications Science with a superb score of 3.795.
During her college years, the new Bachelorette was involved in the Public Relations Student Society of America and the Golden Key International Honor Society.
She did not just earn her degree; she made use of it to claim a position as an Account Executive with Skyya, a technology public relations organization. Remarkably, Kulfrin gained promotion to senior account executive in 2014. She is a living example of beauty with brains.
4. Her Father Died Of Brain Cancer When She Was 19 Years Old
Everybody on The Bachelor seems to carry a story, and some tend to be more tragic than the other. The new Bachelorette Becca Kufrin is one of them whose dad, Steve Kufrin, pa s sed away before she went on the show.
She revealed during a one-on-one date with Arie how her dad was diagnosed with glioblastoma brain cancer when she was just 14. In fact, she finds herself and her family lucky that her father lived for five years after the diagnosis which is usually a long time for brain cancer patients.
Even from that short conversation, we could easily make out how much Becca cared for her father and how dearly she misses him.
3. Her Mother Is A Breast Cancer Survivor
Becca's mother, Jill Kufrin, served as a teacher at Grainwood Elementary in Prior Lake where the family still resides. In 2015, Jill got diagnosed with breast cancer. The potential tragedy could not have compounded worse in Kufrin's life after losing her father through cancer itself 6 years earlier.
Luckily for the new Bachelorette, her mom turned out fine after undergoing two surgeries and months of treatment.
Jill appears to be a very supportive and caring mother as observed on the show. Becca too reciprocates her immense love for her mother. She has shared numerous mother-daughter moments on her Instagram which shows how close the two are as a parent and a child.
2. She Had Trouble With The Law As A Teenager
There's no doubt that Becca enjoys having a gla s s of wine or two. She is very open about her love for wine. However, in 2009 the TV star was busted for "underage consumption." Becca pled guilty to the misconduct and subsequently was ordered to pay at least $431 in fines
Since this reality star is not underage anymore, she probably feels she can enjoy it to the fullest. She displays no hesitation to show it on social media.
1. She's Got Tats
Kufrin is a tattoo lover and got several tattoos on her body. There's one on her wrist that reads 'Psalm 6:12'. This is from the Bible which says: "From the end of the earth I call to You when my heart is faint; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I." This might be in honor of her late father.Besides the obvious tattoo, Becca revealed on her Instagram; the renowned TV personality has three other tattoos: a bee on her left wrist, as well as the initials SKK and a heart on her foot.