She's the reigning Miss Chicago — and before you roll your eyes, Erika says she knows people think "terrible things" about pageant girls. Erika isn't dumb. She's a law student (like our beloved Erica Rose, it must go with the name) and violinist who also started the organization Arts for Alzheimer's. It's a cause near to her heart since her grandmother had Alzheimer's before she passed away.
Another thing about pageant girls — they know how to make nice speeches and present themselves in a perfect light while fighting dirty behind the scenes with a bunch of other competitive beauties. Will that be the case with Erika on The Bachelor... or did she win her pageant because she really is beautiful inside and out?