For Becca Kufrin, Getting Started The Bachelor was a process that took "years"
during an interview with Stassi Schroeder about the Vanderpump Rules Star Weekly straight With Stassi podcast, the new Bachelorette revealed that she made a rather long journey before battling for Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s heart last season.
"It started years ago," she explained. "Two of my co-workers applied to me, and one day I got this random call from this guy named Scott in the casting, and I thought it was a joke at first, and I went to work and my two co-workers, I could They said, "Oh, haha, that's what we were."
While Kufrin, 28, said she initially planned to "deal with the application," she ended up "after my ex -Friend at a bar. "
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Kufrin and her best friend "sitting" on a weekend hike at the top of this cliff overlooking d in Lake Superior. "Her friend turned to her and said," Let's just sign up. Let's just see what happens. "
" Months later, I got another call from my casting and said, "Hey, we received your application, are you ready to go?" She continued, adding that she thought, "Why not? What do I have to lose? "
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Although Kufrin was initially heartbroken when her then-fiancé Luyendyk Jr. started early Year she broke off on national television, she is happily busy with her election The Bachelorette – and this time it feels very different.
"I feel like I finally found my missing puzzle piece," Kufrin tells people exclusively in this week's issue. "I can not just wipe that smile off my face!"
While the publicist felt last season as if she were ready to commit Luyendyk Jr., she says her time helped the bachelor find someone "who suits me best."
"I wanted someone who is real," Kufrin said, adding, "Someone who can open up and be vulnerable and really show me who they are and what I found."
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