15 Awkward Facts About New Bachelorette Becca Kufrin, Including Her Smokin' Hot Ex-Boyfriend

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Who's excited for the new season of The Bachelorette?!

Don’t judge — our guilty pressure is watching The Bachelor franchise. This past season finale was a train wreck: Arie Luyendyk Jr. proposed to Rebecca Kufrin, known as Becca K., breaking Lauren Burnham’s heart. But Arie realized that he made a huge mistake when choosing Becca; his heart was with Lauren. So he then broke up with Becca, deciding instead to “give it a shot” with runner-up Lauren. The worst part of it all? Arie and Becca’s breakup was filmed and aired, unedited for everyone to see. 

Then, Bachelor host Chris Harrison brought all the key players back to spill about it all on live television.

Becca, Arie and Lauren all took the hot seat to talk about the craziness that happened on live TV for all fans and gawkers to soak up the drama. Then after breaking off his engagement to Becca on live TV, Arie then proposed to Lauren on stage.

But wait! The most dramatic season ever (as Chris always says) didn’t come to end there, no! It was announced that Becca will be the next Bachelorette. And honestly? No one else deserves it more after the humiliation the poor girl endured thanks to Arie, whose reputation has been tarnished since he handled everything so poorly.

So Becca Kufrin is now gearing up to hand out roses to her eligible bachelors on season 14 of The Bachelorette, and we can’t wait! We're thrilled this down-to-earth 27-year-old will have her turn in the driver’s seat. (And maybe Becca's hot ex Ross Jirgl will show up?)

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1. Becca has a 3.795 GPA.

Becca graduated from Minnesota State University in 2012 with a 3.795 GPA and a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications. During her college years, Becca was involved in the Public Relations Student Society of America and the Golden Key International Honor Society.

After earning her degree, Becca accepted a position in September 2012 as an account executive with Skyya, a technology public relations firm. She was promoted to a senior account executive in January 2014. 

2.  She loves "lake life."

Becca hails from Prior Lake, Minnesota, and loves lake life. During her stint on The Bachelor, Arie visited her hometown, which is 20 miles southwest of downtown Minneapolis. 

A post shared by Rebecca Kufrin (@bkoof) on Jul 24, 2016 at 8:28pm PDT

3.  She's from a duck dynasty.

Becca’s beloved father was a notable wetland and waterfowl activist. He was diagnosed with brain cancer, and five years later succumbed to the disease in 2009. Kufrin's dad was a three and a half year Air Force veteran, an accomplished newspaperman, and an avid outdoorsman. He was well known for his activism in the community and very missed after his passing. 

A post shared by Rebecca Kufrin (@bkoof) on Mar 6, 2017 at 8:56am PST

4. She very close to her family.

Becca is very close to her family, whom she introduced to Arie during her hometown date in Prior Lake, Minnesota. She’s very close with her sister, Emily, and her mother, Jane, who's in remission from breast cancer. 

5.  She's got tats.

Becca has several tattoos, in fact. The one on her wrist says Psalm 6:12, which from the bible, says: "From the end of the earth I call to You when my heart is faint; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I."

A post shared by Rebecca Kufrin (@bkoof) on Nov 12, 2016 at 5:13pm PST

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6. She’s active in her community.

Just like her own family, Becca is active in her community. She has volunteered and interned for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in Minnesota in 2012, and donates blood to Red Cross. Kufrin also pledged to donate the $6,000 fans raised (to buy her drinks after Luyendyk Jr. broke up with her) to the charity Stand Up to Cancer

A post shared by Rebecca Kufrin (@bkoof) on Jan 7, 2017 at 8:28am PST

7. She’s open about her political views.

Becca isn’t afraid to be political. From what we can gather on social media, Becca haws participated in 2017’s Women’s March in Minnesota. She marched with a friend and held a sign reading, “Keep your politics away from my lady bits.” Becca also shared a photo of herself after voting in the November 2016 election alongside the caption, “#Imwithher.” From what we see on her social media, Becca identifies as a Democrat and has vocalized her support for a Joe Biden 2020 presidential run

8. She’s an animal lover.

Becca is a huge dog lover and considers herself an animal whisperer. She has an adorable corgi named Max.

Please take a moment to appreciate his pork chop leg.

A post shared by Rebecca Kufrin (@bkoof) on Mar 1, 2018 at 10:16am PST

9. She has influence over Minnesota politicans.

Yep, she’s so influential that Minnesota politician Drew Christensen tried to ban Arie from Becca K.'s home state. "I will be authoring and introducing a bill to ban Arie from Minnesota. I doubt it will pass, but I will be authoring it," Christensen said.

10. She has eclectic taste in movies.

According to her Bachelor bio, Kufrin's favorite movies are Sister Act 2, Pitch Perfect, and Gladiator. She also said the Sister Act 2 soundtrack is her music guilty pleasure! 

11. She loves wine.

So much so that once, she brought her own wine in a water bottle to a vineyard. She also joked about wine being her Valentine’s date. But she may have enjoyed her wine too much, too young; she was fined for drinking underage.

12. She does aerial yoga.

Becca has posted a few pics on Instagram doing aerial yoga, a yoga-acrobatics type of yoga that isn't the easiest to do. But she joked she found a pose that didn't give her a wedgie.

A post shared by Rebecca Kufrin (@bkoof) on Feb 26, 2017 at 6:50pm PST

13. She’s in love with Stevie Nicks.

Yep she’s slightly obsessed with the front-woman of the rock and roll group Fleetwood Mac. One time Kufrin said “all of my children and dogs will be named after this angel."

14. She listens to country music when she’s sad.

On her Bachelor bio, she admits to listening to country music when “when I'm feeling sad or the Sister Act 2 soundtrack, which I don't think is embarrassing at all, but my friends disagree.”

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15. Her ex-boyfriend is hot.

Everyone was shocked when Becca’s ex-boyfriend Ross Jirgl made an appearance, because he’s so damn hot!  They had broken things off almost a year ago, but Jirgl jumped on a plane to try to get Becca back. 

A post shared by Rebecca Kufrin (@bkoof) on Feb 8, 2015 at 6:10am PST

Season 14 of The Bachelorette premieres Monday, May 28 on ABC.

Maria Lianos-Carbone is the author of “Oh Baby! A Mom’s Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year:Because Moms Need a Little TLC, Too!” available at Amazon.com  and Barnes & Noble  and publisher of amotherworld.com, a lifestyle blog for women.  

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