Heading into The Bachelor, viewers know many of the contestants aren't just there for love. While sure, finding your perfect partner on-screen is great, getting fame basically overnight isn't a bad deal either. Occasionally, however, a cast member comes along who might truly be ~there for the right reasons,~ and it looks like the Jan. 25 additions to Season 25 might have at least one of those fabled contestants. Michelle, who is a newcomer on Matt's Bachelor season, is a breath of fresh air for many fans. Here's why:
While it's unorthodox for new women to be added to the show after multiple rose ceremonies have happened and connections have been made, this *is* The Bachelor. You have to expect the unexpected. And in the Jan. 25 episode, the unexpected definitely happened when a limo pulled up to Nemacolin Resort with five new contestants, including Michelle.
It's not just Michelle's calm demeanor that makes her look like the real deal, but there's also something she's lacking that other contestants aren't: a strong social media presence. Most cast members head into the show with tens of thousands of followers and modeling contracts, but Michelle's Insta is different.
Not only did Michelle make her IG debut as recently as April 2020, but also, she only has five posts and 5,200 followers as of Jan. 25. Michelle's grid includes a birthday shoutout to a friend, a throwback to her college basketball days (she used to play Division I), and her Bachelor cast photo. While having tons of followers and professional photos doesn't mean you aren't looking for love on the show, it's nice to see someone who doesn't appear to be in it for the clout.
If that's not proof enough, after checking out her ABC bio, Michelle seems like she's ready for commitment. The 27-year-old from Minnesota is an elementary school teacher who "focuses on preparing her students to be the next generation of community leaders." While she's a self-proclaimed "over-worker," she said she's ready to settle down, find love, and start a family. She wants a partner who's "loyal, compassionate and supportive, and shows love through acts of service." Additionally, she'd like him to be "confident but not cocky" and "look at her as his equal in all things."
It sounds like Matt could be Michelle's perfect match, but fans will have to wait to see if they're destined for a lifetime of changing lives as his journey to find love continues.
Season 25 of The Bachelor airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.