Bekah Martinez is one of the most memorable contestants in The Bachelor franchise. When she appeared on Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s season of the ABC dating show in 2018, she rocked a short pixie haircut and was one of the youngest-ever contestants on the show.
She later made headlines when her mother reported her missing and called out “The Bachelor” star to DM her after his finale. per E! news.
Martinez has since been in a relationship with longtime love Grayston Leonard, has given birth to two children, and has distanced herself from the ABC franchise. According to Us WeeklyIn 2020, Martinez described her time on The Bachelor as “one of the best and worst times of my life.”
Bekah Martinez has looked completely different since she was a bachelor’s contestant
In an April 2022 Instagram photo, Martinez revealed that her short dark pixie cut is long gone. In the picture, the former reality star showed off her latest look with long blonde hair as she posed in a cropped blouse and white jeans.
“Oh hey,” Martinez commented on the pictures.
Bachelor Nation fans and friends reacted to Martinez’s new look.
“F*** I love it” wrote Former “Bachelorette” star Katie Thurston.
“Who is she?” joked Franchise Graduate Amanda Stanton.
“Okay, Farrah Fawcett,” interfered Ex-“Summer House” star Hannah Berner.
In a Reddit threadOne fan wrote, “If you showed me this photo + a photo of her in Ari’s season I wouldn’t believe it’s the same person.”
“Thought the same, doesn’t look like her at all. How strange,” agreed another.
“I didn’t recognize her!! Wow!” Another wrote.
When a fan asked Martinez how her young children, Ruth and Frank, were reacting to her new hair, she responded answered, “Frank smiled widely and Ruth said ‘Oh Mommy, you look beautiful!!’ I wish I had recorded it!”
Martinez has spoken out about body and beauty positivity
While she’s figuring out if blondes are more fun, Martinez has spoken out about her dark body hair in the past. According to peoplein 2020, she posted on social media that she thinks it’s “important to keep talking about and showing off body hair in women.”
“My daughter (and every other person) deserves to live in a world where they can exist in their natural body without feeling gross,” she wrote at the time.
Martinez vowed not to shame anyone because of their weight, height, skin or body hair, then added, “At the same time, I will never tell my kids they can’t change their looks. I can only help them navigate and process why they want it like I did for myself.”
Martinez revealed that because of her Mexican heritage, she always felt the pressure to constantly shave her dark body hair. “You know I have a lot of body hair because I’m half Mexican and it was always something I was really insecure about,” she told fans as she announced she’d stopped shaving her legs and armpits.
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