Megan Bell is a contestant on the 2015 season of The Bachelor, competing for the heart of Chris Soules. Read on for some Bachelor spoilers, plus the background info on Bell and the tragedy she suffered over the summer.
1. Her Father Passed Away Over the Summer
Megan Bell lost her father David over the summer after he suffered a massive heart attack. An obituary for David read:
David Eugene Bell III, early in the morning of July 19, 2014, David passed away at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. David was 52 years old … Both teachers, David and Sheena began their 30 year journey. David and Sheena moved to Raleigh, North Carolina where they had their two children Cameron Alexander Bell, 25 of Murfreesboro, Tennessee and Megan Elizabeth Bell, 23 of Brentwood, Tennessee … David’s life in Murfreesboro, Tennessee was one that honored the Lord and showed his love for his wife, his family and his friends. Aside from his gift of painting, he developed a passion for running and ran over 600 competitive miles in a total of 45 marathons & half marathons.
Bell told ABC that one of the things she cannot live without is her family.
2. She Reportedly Gets the First One-On-One Date
Megan gets the only one-on-one date in the second episode of the season as she gets a helicopter ride to the Grand Canyon with Chris Soules. Eighteen girls go on dates this week as 11 go zombie paint-balling and then 6 girls go on a group date. The group date is a pool party that turns into tractor racing in downtown Los Angeles. The group date contestants include Mackenzie, Tandra, Jade, Ashley I., Tara, and Kimberly.
3. Bell Believes In Being Down-To-Earth
Megan Bell believes that being true to yourself and humble is what attracts a man, telling ABC:
I think it’s important to be yourself and not put up a front. Men are impressed with a down-to-earth girl who can make them feel comfortable. And then they can be themselves too.
4. She’s Had a Drunken Date Disaster In The Past
While a few girls this season on the show have some sloppy, drunken moments, Bell is not one of those contestants. However, she has had a moment like that in the past, revealing:
Last minute, a guy from my class asked me to be with him on New Year’s in Memphis, Tennessee. Well, my adventurous self went and got way too drunk. He watched me throw up in my purse! Haha, it was awful!
5. Bell Once Appeared On The TV Show Nashville
Megan Bell, like many other contestants, has appeared on TV. She was an extra on the popular TV show Nashville, but she’s also a make-up artist, singer, and barrista in addition to being an actress.