Pop Star Exes, Arrests & More ‘Bachelor’ 2017 Contestant Secrets!
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The Bachelor

Pop Star Exes, Arrests & More ‘Bachelor’ 2017 Contestant Secrets!


By now, any good Bachelor fan has at least a preliminary list of frontrunners for Nick Viall’s Season 21, simply off the contestants’ recently-released bios.

Then again, how much can you really tell from an awkward yearbook photo and odd questions like “what’s your spirit animal?”

Luckily, we have some new intel that may sway your picks — for better and for worse.

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Seems like some of Nicky’s gals have flipped the script on the two-time Bachelorette runner-up and have some tricks up their own sleeves.

More specifically, there are seven contestants on Bachelor 2017 entering their love “journey” with a surprising secret.

Whether or not those secrets will be revealed on-camera remains to be seen, but we’re going to tell you about them anyways!

Elizabeth Sandoz

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If you’ve read any spoilers for this season, you may have heard about this 29-year-old Vegas resident. If not, here’s the scoop: She’s Jade Roper’s bestie, who, while serving as her maid of honor last January, hooked up with wedding guest Nick!

We don’t know if this history with the lead will help or hurt her chances, but when Life & Style asked her to comment on their past, she said she’s "not allowed to talk about it.” Hum.

Danielle Lombard

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The gorgeous 27-year-old is already likely to garner skepticism with a job like “model” — and that skepticism may be warranted.

According to a L&S source, Danielle is only in it for fame.

"Danielle would love it if the show made her a bigger star,” the insider details.

Vanessa Grimaldi

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Don’t worry, this special education teacher (and Canadian!) may still be as great as she seems on paper. Her secret has more to do with an embarrassing on-camera moment this season.

"Nick and Vanessa took a ride on a zero-gravity plane,” an insider says of the 29-year-old.

“They started to kiss passionately on the plane, but the moment was ruined when she got airsickness and vomited a little in his mouth.”

Whitney Fransway

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In case you missed it, this 25-year-old beauty knows JoJo Fletcher from their mutual circle of friends.

Even better? One of those mutual friends is former Most Eligible Dallas star Matt Nordgren, whom Whitney used to date.

As for why they broke up, the source says, “They were both young. They went on other paths.”

Lacey Mark

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Whitney’s not the only one with a famous ex — 25-year-old New Yorker Lacey used to date singer Jackson Harris!

Actually, she reportedly ghosted the pop star when she joined the show.

“She just went MIA,” a source maintains. “Jackson found out later it was because she went on The Bachelor. She didn’t even tell him!”

Lauren Hussey

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Just because Lauren is a law school grad, doesn’t mean she hasn’t had her brushes with the law.

The 30-year-old was issued a citation for violating the “right of way” in 2012, causing a car crash and $3,000 in property damage. Then, just nine months later, she was cited again for failing to stop at a traffic signal.

OK, so both relatively tame driving offenses. Maybe Nick can be their DD if they’re together?

Rachel Lindsay

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Dallas lawyer Rachel’s secret is actually pretty cool. The 31-year-old’s dad is U.S. federal judge Sam A. Lindsay, who was nominated by Bill Clinton in 1997.

Intimidating? Yes, but we think Nick can handle it.

The Bachelor Season 21 premieres Monday, January 2 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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