When Season 24 of The Bachelor kicks off on Monday, all eyes will be on the 30 contestants vying for the heart of Peter Weber, who finished third during Hannah Brown’s cycle of The Bachelorette. Of all the suitresses in competition, Kelsey Weier is an early stand-out.
The 28-year-old from Des Moines, Iowa, says she is a professional clothier, which may sound like a fake occupation but is completely legit and will give many viewers job envy. According to Weier’s show bio, she describes her personality as “feisty and stubborn.” The former Miss Iowa 2017 said she hopes to find a man she can travel the world with, a man like Weber, who just so happens to be a Delta Air Lines pilot.
WARNING: Fact No. 5 contains a spoiler for later in the season. If you do not want to know any spoilers, stop reading after Fact No. 4.
Here’s what you need to know about Kelsey Weier:
1. Kelsey Has A Twin Sister Named Kayla
Weier’s parents must love alliteration, as they named their fraternal twin daughters Kelsey and Kayla. The twins have a younger sister, Kalason, who works for the Phoenix Suns. Not only do all three sisters look alike, but they appear to also be genuinely close.
While Kelsey was running for Miss Iowa, which she won in 2017, and then competing in Miss USA, both sisters were on hand to cheer her on. After being crowned, Kelsey shared the exciting moment on Instagram by thanking her family.
Becoming Miss Iowa USA 2017 is still so surreal. Words cannot describe the emotions I’m feeling after achieving a dream I’ve had since I was a little girl. Without the love and support from my family and friends this accomplishment would still be a hope instead of a reality. Thank you to EVERYONE who has supported me and helped me grow into the person I am today- I love you all. I’m so excited to see what this year has in store for me!
2. Kelsey Works For Tom James, The World’s Largest Manufacturer of Custom Clothing
While Weier’s profession may sound made up, she’s been working as a professional clothier for the Tom James Company since 2017, according to her LinkedIn profile. The former pageant queen goes into more detail about her job in her About section.
My service model is based on a simple mantra: “I come to you with fine clothing.” My clients never wait in line, fight for parking, or covet a garment that doesn’t come in their size. My clients never settle because I leverage the support of Tom James’ vertically integrated resources, hundreds of hours of training, nearly unlimited fabric and styling choices and the technology of the digital age to offer my clients the individualized wardrobe service they prefer.
3. Kelsey Was Raised By A Single Mom
In a 2017 Miss USA profile, Weier tearfully opened up about what it was like growing up without a father present and how much it meant to her to have a mother like Beth.
My mom had to raise three girls by herself and I don’t know how she did it. I don’t think I would be as strong and to be able to handle some of the pressures that come with pageants if it wasn’t for her and seeing how she handled the pressures of all she had to deal with. I have so much love and appreciation and respect for her. And she has taught me how to be a strong and independent woman.
4. ‘The Bachelor’ Host Chris Harrison Said Kelsey Is ‘Definitely One To Watch’ This Season
When the perennial host of Bachelor Nation singles out a contestant, you know she will either make it far on the season or be involved in a lot of the show’s drama. In Kelsey’s case, it’s both. Harrison said she’s “one of the most emotional women from the cast.”
While pageant queen feuds are par for the course on The Bachelor and viewers can always expect numerous bouts of jealousy or disagreements between contestants throughout the season, Kelsey seems to be embroiled in much of the drama inside the mansion.
On the premiere, Kelsey is involved in a situation dubbed “Champagne-Gate,” which even Harrison described as “the most ridiculous thing.”
5. Kelsey Will Make It Far On Peter’s Season
With video of Kelsey’s 1-on-1 date already on the Internet, it seems that she and Peter share a strong connection that grows over the course of the season.
According to Reality Steve, Weier will make it all the way to the Hometown Dates this season, which means viewers will likely get to meet her gorgeous sisters and mother.
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