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Everything You Need to Know About the Remaining “Bachelor” Contestants

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Ahhh, the glory of Bachelor Monday’s. There’s nothing quite like pouring yourself a (large) glass of bubbly and sipping along to the juicy dating show. This season, Matt James has made history by becoming the first African American to embark on the journey of finding love amongst a group of 40 women. You heard us right, FORTY.

Not to mention, Matt is an extremely eligible bachelor. Not only is the 29-year-old North Carolina native incredibly handsome, but he is a former professional football player, and is currently a successful real-estate broker who resides in New York City. Plus, he has a heart of gold. It’s no wonder that the contestants this year have become extremely competitive to win his heart!

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Here’s everything you need to know about the remaining contestants!

Abigail Heringer

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Abigail Heringer has been a fan favorite this season among viewers and the bachelor himself. Abigail received Matt’s first impression rose and for good reason! The 25-year-old Oregon native was born hard of hearing, and has worn cochlear implants since the young age of two! That has never stopped her from chasing her dreams. She graduated from Linfield College in 2017, and currently works as a financial manager. When she’s not working, she loves to spend time with her family and in the great outdoors.

Bri Springs

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You may remember Bri Springs from her steamy hot tub date with Matt earlier this season. The 24-year-old is extremely accomplished for her age. She currently works for a top-secret technology company as a communications manager. To add to her already impressive resume, the young California native is very well-traveled and hopes to one day settle down in Hawaii.

Brittany Galvin

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Brittany Galvin has definitely been at the center of some drama throughout this season. Brittany came to the show later in the season than many of the other contestants, and was the topic of some controversy due to accusations that she was an escort. Though she quickly shot down those rumors, the 23 year old from Chi-town is a model who dreams of traveling the world with the love of her life.

Chelsea Vaughn

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Chelsea Vaughn is a NYC native who is bold and beautiful! The 28 year old said goodbye to her 9-5 job and has immersed herself in the modeling world. She has only been in one relationship her whole life, but she is ready to give love another chance this season, and hopes to find it with Matt.

Jessenia Cruz

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It seems that there’s nothing that Jessenia Cruz can’t do! The 28 year old is a graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio, can speak two languages, and can rock a tiara while playing sports! Jessenia has a history of competing in beauty pageants, but is also a kick-a*s volleyball player. She currently works as a social media marketer.

Katie Thurston

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Katie Thurston is definitely an outspoken contestant, but we are kinda here for it! She made jaws drop on the show when she flaunted an adult toy, but she didn’t let the criticism get to her! The thirty year old contestant works as a bank marketing manager, and it seems like she’s got her sh*t together! She lives in Seattle with her cat, Tommy. If all goes well for her this season, maybe Matt will be joining them!

Kit Keenan

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Kit Keenan is proof that age is just a number! The 21 year old contestant is the daughter of the well known fashion designer, Cynthia Rowley. The youngster has admittedly never been in love, but the West Village “it-girl” is hoping to find it with Matt this season. She is currently a senior at New York University studying fashion and business.

MJ Snyder

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Meredith “MJ” Snyder is a hairstylist from Ohio who has high hopes of falling in love with Matt this season. Though she’s been unproblematic throughout her time on the show, her personality is bold and spunky. She is outspoken about her passion for doing hair, and has even said that she feels empowered by her profession and that she aims to make the world a more beautiful place!

Magi Tareke

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Magi Tareke is beautiful on the inside and outside! The thirty two year old was actually born and raised in Ethiopia before she came to the states to pursue a career in pharmacy! This chance at love is unique for Magi, as arranged marriages are not uncommon in Ethiopia. Magi has been described as kind and loyal. There’s truly nothing you can’t love about this woman!

Michelle Young

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Michelle Young came to the season later in the game with the second group of women, but that certainly has not stopped her from catching Matt’s eye. The 27 year old is a former Division I basketball player, who is currently a fifth grade teacher. The kindhearted newbie is looking for a partner who is her equal and supports her through anything and everything. Keep your eyes on this one, ladies!

Pieper James

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Pieper James has definitely been a more low-key contestant this season, but that may get her far in the game! The 23 year old is currently a graduate student, has masters in marketing. This smart cookie is also a model for well known companies like Nike.

Rachael Kirkconnell

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Rachael Kirkconnell has had her fair share of drama this season and has been under fire due to allegations of racist behavior and bullying. These allegations came to light after a TikTok went viral from a former classmate who said she was bullied by Kirkconnell for liking African-American men. This caused others to come forward and share similar experiences. Whether or not these stories are true, we will be watching Rachael closely this season, and hope she learned a valuable lesson!

Ryan Claytor

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She’s got the moves like Jagger! Ryan Claytor is a professional dancer who hails from Brooklyn, New York. The 26 year old has admitted that she only wants to be married once in her life, so if things go well with Matt this season, they’ll be in it for the long haul together. She’s also said that she looks for a partner who is kind and emotionally intuitive.

Serena Chew

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Though Serena Chew attended San Jose State University to study Public Health, she has been employed by American Airlines since 2019 and is currently a flight attendant (similar to Bachelor alum, Lauren Bushnell-Lane). The 24 year old is a native of San Francisco, and is always down for a good time!

Serena Pitt

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Last but certainly not least is Serena Pitt. The 23 year old is a publicist from Toronto, Canada. Like Matt, she too is biracial. Her mother is Indian and her father is white. According to her LinkedIn, she has been interning for a public relations company since August of 2020. She describes herself as “disciplined” and is ready to find her one true love!

Who is your top pick this season?

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Add These 3 Books To Your Summer Bookshelf Right Now!

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You can try and tell us otherwise, but we simply don’t think there is anything better than lounging beach or poolside, with a bev- we mean, book in hand! All jokes aside, there’s some thing incredibly relaxing about being able to escape to another reality with each word. And if you’re lucky enough, your reading sesh will be followed by a nap, and amazing tan.

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Not sure what books you should add to your summer reading list? Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered and have compiled a short (but sweet!) must-read list for Summer 2021. Whether you read on a tablet or love the feeling of flipping crisp white pages, run (or scroll) to your nearest bookstore, because you don’t want to miss out on these!

It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

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In the mood for a love story? Seriously, you can’t go wrong with a romance when lounging at the beach! This novel by Colleen Hoover (a #1 New York Times Best Selling Author, may we add), should be at the top of your reading list this summer.

It Ends With Us tells the story of Lily, a young woman with roots in a small-town Maine, who relocates to city life in Boston. There, she meets Ryle, a neurosurgeon who has commitment issues but has a total soft spot for Lily. Quickly, she becomes the exception to his “no-dating rule,” and all is going well until Atlas, her first love suddenly comes back into the picture. This leaves Lily completely and utterly confused.

Who does she choose? Well, you’ll just have to read and find out!

The Good Sister: A Novel by Sally Hepworth

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While we do love to fantacize and romanticize about our own lives while reading a good love story, we also can never seem to put down a good thriller! The Good Sister: A Novel has been a real hit from this genre, as of late, and for good reason!

The story tells the tale of family secrets the lengths that people will take to keep them hidden! Fern Castle is a librarian, who hates anything loud, bright, and any breaks in her routine can really throw her for a loop. She has a twin sister, Rose, who she shares dinner with several times a week. When Rose discovers that she cannot conceive a child, Fern sees the perfect opportunity to repay her sister for all that she’s done for her. All she needs to do is find a father. The process doesn’t come without hiccups, and of course, disruptions to Fern’s status quo. Along the way, she’ll discover family secrets and truly test the lengths at which family helps each other out.

Broken (In The Best Possible Way) by Jenny Lawson

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We’d be remiss if we didn’t include a self-help/psychology book in this list! Really though, it’s 2021 folks, let’s start normalizing talking about mental health! This book by Jenny Lawson covers her struggles with mental health and depression, of course, while making us laugh with every page we turn! We’ll let Lawson tell you her story herself, but seriously guys, run! Don’t walk!

What are you planning on reading this summer?!

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“FRIENDS” REBOOT TO PREMIERE THIS MAY ON HBO MAX! OMG!

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Everyone, set your DVR’s, because this May, a new series will be premiering on HBO MAX. We think you’ll be hype to know that a “Friends” reboot has been in the works, and will finally be on the air this spring and summer!

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We know what you’re thinking, and seriously, we can’t contain our excitement either! According to producers Steve Jansen and Melissa Banks, the series will be called, “Friends: The Final Chapter” and will feature members of the original cast, as well as some new faces.

It’s even been rumored that A-list celebrities like Sarah Hyland and Charlie Sheen will be making guest appearances. Fitting, because they are both NYC natives!

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So what’s the show going to be about anyway?

We were wondering the same. In an exclusive interview, Banks said that the show is set to follow the modern-day lives of Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Joey, Phoebe, and Ross after moving out of the big apple.

She said, “We think that bringing back the original cast for a reboot series will give fans of the show a sense of familiarity and comfort during such unprecedented times.”

To be honest, we couldn’t agree more!

To jog your memory, in the final episode of the show, which aired in 2004, the show tied up some loose ends in the storyline department. Ross and Rachel resumed their relationship, Monica and Chandler adopted a set of twins (Erica and Jack), and the crew hung out in Central Perk one last time before moving out of their apartments.

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We are most excited to see what the iconic friends will be like in this reboot, and can’t wait to see the role that their fictional children play in the series. In case you forgot, in addition to Monica and Chandler’s adopted children, Ross and Rachel had a daughter named Emma in season 7.

If we did the math correctly, this would mean that the “Friends” kids are teens now, which should make for some pretty good comedy, especially if we get a glimpse of the family dynamics and parenting styles of the crew. Seriously though, think of Chandler and Ross as dads of teenage daughters…scary!

Regardless, we can’t wait to see what this series has in store.

According to Jansen, the first season will consist of ten 30 minute episodes. It’s not certain if a second season will be picked up, but we can only hope one will be.

Are you excited?!

Well, we hope that you didn’t get your hopes too high, because this is our way of saying…

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Where Are They Now: The Office Cast

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Be honest, how many times have you re-watched NBC’s The Office? For us, it’s way too many to count. Seriously, the antics of Michael Scott and employees of Dunder Mifflin Paper Company never cease to make us die of laughter, no matter how many times we’ve seen each episode. Though the show ended in 2013, we’ve been wondering what the cast have been doing since then. We have done some pretty extensive research, and have all the answers.

Let’s get into it!

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Steve Carrell

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Thinking back on it, if The Office was aired in 2021, Michael Scott would be cancelled. Steve Carrell literally killed his performance as the quirky branch manager of Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. His Hollywood career really hasn’t slowed down too much since the show ended 8 years ago. He’s starred in many feature films. To name a few, Freeheld, The Big Short, and Despicable Me. He’s also been involved in some pretty dope charity work, including joining the Minnesota Freedom Fund, which pays bail for those who can’t afford it.

John Krasinski

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You are lying to yourself if you don’t have a crush on John Krasinski, the handsome actor who played the role of Jim Halpert. He’s a dream! Krasinski has also made quite the name for himself following his role as Jim. In 2015, he co-starred in Aloha, alongside some pretty epic A-listers like Rachel McAdams and Bradley Cooper. More recently, he wrote and starred in A Quiet Place, with his gorgeous and talented wife, Emily Blunt. The two also welcomed daughters Hazel (7) and Violet (4) into the world since the show’s finale.

Jenna Fischer

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We give major kudos to Jenna Fischer for being one of the most lovable and unproblematic women in Hollywood. She’s sweet as can be in real life, just like Pam! She’s kept things low-key since the show wrapped up, but has acted in a few plays, like Steve Martin’s Meteor Shower. In 2014, she had her second child with her husband, Lee Kirk. However, our favorite endeavor thus far since the show’s close is her podcast with co-star Angela Kinsey, Office Ladies.

Rainn Wilson

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We think that anything that comes from Dwight Schrute’s mouth is absolutely hysterical. Rainn Wilson did a fantastic job in this role, it was truly made for him! Since the show ended, he’s had roles in The Smurfs: The Lost Village, and has been cast and even directed some Star Trek films. He’s also a huge advocate for climate change, and has even visited Greenland!

Angela Kinsey

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Before there was “Karen,” there was Angela. Angela Kinsey is another celebrity that we think is so genuine, and down to earth. In 2015, Kinsey tied the knot with longtime beau, Josh Snyder who is a baker. So sweet! See what we did there? She starred in Netflix’s series, Haters Back Off, which a televsion show based off of YouTube personality, Miranda Sings. Check it out, it’s pretty funny! Of course, she co-hosts the Office Ladies podcast with Jenna Fischer. During each episode, the two choose an episode and talk about all of the “behind the scenes” secrets, sometimes accompanied by fellow Dunder Mifflin alums. We highly recommend this podcast, if you need a daily dose of feel-good nostalgia.

Mindy Kaling

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First and foremost, can we just appreciate that Time Magazine named Mindy Kaling one of the most influential people of all time in 2013? She’s simply that good. After The Office, Kaling’s career continued to thrive, as she created Fox’s sitcom, The Mindy Project, and even voice acted in Disney films Wreck-It Ralph and Inside-Out. She has since had two children, a son, and a daughter. The most precious part of all, is that co-star BJ Novak is the godfather to both.

BJ Novak

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We have mixed feelings about Ryan Howard, but we really do adore BJ Novak who truly killed the role. Since graduating fromThe Office, he’s had several acting gigs, including guest starring on BFF Mindy Kaling’s series, The Mindy Project. He even appeared on shows like Community and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Our favorite project, however, has to be his children’s book, The Book With No Pictures. To be honest, we think this guy is a total genius. He’s even hinted at running for mayor of Los Angeles!

Who’s your favorite character from The Office?

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