Credit: Craig Sjodin/ABC Television Group © 2011 Disney Photo: Kacie Boguskie on The Bachelor Season 16

Kacie Boguskie was the first girl to get a second individual date on The Bachelor Season 16, Episode 6. That alone said a lot. On Episode 6, she and Ben Flajnik had a deep conversation at dinner in Panama. Kacie told Ben she doesn’t always relate to people her own age. She feels a bit older.

Ben dug into her past and got her to reveal that, in high school, she had an eating disorder. Because of certain events in her life, she felt out of control and the only thing she could control was her weight. She felt like if she was smaller she’d be prettier and happier. She was bulimic and anorexic for about a year. She was eventually “caught in the act” by her parents at a Super Bowl party.

Through that, she learned a lot — that she doesn’t have to be perfect. She feels like it helped her grow up faster and made her a stronger person. Ben appreciated how she opened up to him and it brought them closer together.

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