Credit: ABC/Bob D'Amico Photo: Elise Mosca on Bachelor in Paradise

Once upon a time, there was a beautiful girl named Elise Mosca. She competed in pageants in Italy, taught children (because they are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way.), and once starred in a video in which she wore lingerie by the fireside with a few "friends." An aspiring actress with a love for hashtags, we've always kind of liked her, but never knew why, since her time on The Bachelor was usually taken up with her story of the tragic death of her mother. Now, with a starring role on Bachelor in Paradise coming on strong, we're finally getting our chance to get to know the girl behind the giant smile.  

Age: 28

Hometown: Los Angeles via Forty Fort, PA

First appeared: Juan Pablo Galavis's Season 18

Other appearances: Just on the beach, in a small bikini, every chance she gets

Occupation: No idea. Literally not a clue what she does. She used to be a teacher, and she once starred in a really neat video, but that's all we've got.

Show dating history: It was pretty public, so we'll stick it up here, but it does affect the show, so click carefully.

Most memorable moment: She once called out another girl (Chelsie Webster) for being too young to find love, which is just silly, because what business is it of hers? Also, she spent every moment of her time with Juan Pablo talking about her mom. We thought it was kind of sweet, except her constant talk about it meant that we never learned anything else about her. So, note to Elise (uh, post-shooting, but still): tell us a little more, girl.



Likelihood of finding love in Paradise: However high she wants it to be. She's beautiful, seems to have an open heart, and tends to get what she wants.

Spoilers: Read this one about her show picks, and then check on over here for a little more on that...

Do you think Elise is in it to win it, or finally ready to find love on TV? Hit the comments!