She is a wonder of the past.
“Bachelor” fans were shocked to see former franchise contestant Heather Martin show up to fire her shot with current frontman Matt James.
The 25-year-old, who originally appeared on Colton Underwood’s season of “The Bachelor,” made waves on last week’s episode when she appeared out of nowhere asking to join this season. The episode was interrupted just as he approached James.
On season 23 of “The Bachelor,” which aired in 2019, Martin made headlines for never having been kissed. On the show, she received her first kiss from Underwood.
Although they had never met, James recognized Martin immediately.
If this sounds complicated, it’s because it is: While competing for Underwood’s heart, Martin became friends with fellow contestant Hannah Brown, who later became “The Bachelorette.” Although Brown did not break up with contestant Tyler Cameron, she remained a close friend of him. Cameron is the best friend of James, reason why it finished like leader of this season. James and Brown are also very close.
Martin claimed to be hosting Chris Harrison that it was Brown who sparked the idea of her coming to “The Bachelor” to meet James before he got engaged, because Brown thought the two would make a good match.
Like many former “Bachelor” contestants, Martin works as an influencer (he has 256,000 followers on Instagram). It is based in Carlsbad, California, a coastal city in the extreme south of the state.
In September of last year, she starred in a music video called “Song for a Girl” by country artist Lawson Bates.
Martin has a strong Christian faith and regularly posts Bible verses on his Instagram stories. His Instagram bio calls out Mark 10:45, which says, “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
He has two similar sisters, Colie and Shannon. The trio are starting a product line together, called Tilted Three, soon. The project was mocked on Instagram.
She is also known for her cheerful disposition.