To celebrate this Southern Belle’s birthday properly, why not fall in love with Bachelor 16 fan fave Kacie Boguski all over again? We did.  

1. She has a wild side.
Kacie looks like the picture of wholesomeness — the perfect girl to bring home to Ma! — but she also has an edge. As her ABC bio notes, she has three interestingly-located tattoos — one is on her foot, another on her side and the third is in “another location.” Naughty!

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2. She gives back.

 Kacie flew to Los Angeles over the weekend of March 31 to participate in the Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation’s LA Dream Date auction, a charity event led by fellow Bachelor vet Michelle Money. A few days after the event, she tweeted a sweet photo with her date auction winner, saying, “Such a great date for a great cause!@chris4cure ps. I got the rose.”

3. Girlfriend is gorgeous.

For proof, look no farther than this collection of professional photos Kacie posed for in Knoxville. She’s an adorable knockout. 

4. But — she also keeps it real.

On her first date with Ben, Kacie revealed that she had an eating disorder in high school. Not only did her openness endear her to Ben, but to Bachelor audiences as well. It’s refreshing to see a woman not pretending to be perfect — and even admitting to their weaknesses and struggles. So inspirational!  

5. She may be a perfect Mrs. Sunshine!

Remember Ryan Park of The Bachelorette Season 7? Mr. Sunshine was so happy-go-lucky he ended up annoying some of the other guys in the house (including Ben). Ry-guy did that heart-in-the-sky thing on the premiere when talking about wanting to become a “we,” and Kacie did the exact same thing in her intro. They would be disgustingly cute together. In fact, they are — as evidenced by this pic of the two hanging out. Adorbs!

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