‘Bachelor’ 2017 Contestant Knows JoJo Fletcher & Dated a Bravo Star!
Whitney Fransway and JoJo Fletcher
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‘Bachelor’ 2017 Contestant Knows JoJo Fletcher & Dated a Bravo Star!


Dallas may be a city, but it sure is a small world when it comes to reality TV!

When we first met JoJo Fletcher on Ben Higgins’s Bachelor 2016, it soon came out her older brother, Ben Patton, had been a star on fellow Texan Eva Longoria’s produced reality show, Ready For Love.

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Now, there’s a contestant on Nick Viall’s upcoming Bachelor 2017 who actually knows JoJo. And apparently it’s another Dallas connection — well, sort of.

Meet Whitney Fransway, who Reality Steve spoiled as one of the 25-plus ladies on Season 21, premiering in January. The Minnesota-raised gal now lives in L.A. for her career as a Wilhelmina model, but nearly three years ago, she was hanging out with the former Bachelorette in the South.

In the top photo, posted by the former Bachelorette to Instagram in January 2014, the brunette beauties look like close friends. The caption reads, “Why am I so short... & so pale compared to you @whitneyfransway!?!”

According to Steve, JoJo knows Whitney via her ex, Chad Rookstool. The salon owner is good friends with — get this — Bravo’s Most Eligible Dallas star Matt Nordgren, who used to date Whitney.

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Some deep-diving into the 25-year-old’s Instagram reveals she was dating Matt for at least two years, starting sometime in 2012.

Happy happy birthday @jonnymatlick !! @corinnesolomon @mattnordgren

A photo posted by Whitney Fransway (@whitneyfransway) on

The pair even hung out with Lance Bass and husband Michael Turchin at Sundance in January 2014.

The Bachelor Nation connections don’t stop at Joelle, either.

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Whit is also close to Juan Pablo Galavis’s contestant, Lucy Aragon, as seen in this January 2015 pic:


A photo posted by Whitney Fransway (@whitneyfransway) on

In other words, we have a feeling this girl will be one to watch!

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

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