If Becca Kufrin weren't stranded in a strange reality TV bubble without access to her smart phone, she'd probably do what we just did: Scroll through the Instagram accounts of all 28 of her suitors. More specifically, she'd pore over the suitors who actually kept their Instagrams active and public throughout the Bachelorette process.
Social media can either be a boon or a liability for contestants on the Bachelor and Bachelorette. Be adorable or memorable enough, and a contestant can become Instafamous and subsist on brand partnerships after the show. But a contestant's social media presence contains traces of who they were before 2.8 million people met them on the Bachelor(ette) premiere — and that could change fan perception. Case in point: Garrett Yrigoyen, the recipient of Becca's first impression rose, followed alt-right Instagram pages and liked photos containing racist, homophobic, and sexist content. Is he so adorable now? A similar instance occurred on Rachel Lindsay's season of The Bachelorette, when Lee Garrett's racist Tweets were unearthed.
Of Becca's 28 contestants, only two chose to deactivate their Instagram pages. That means there are 26 accounts ripe for the stalking. We've highlighted what we learned from each account. Go ahead, have a ball.
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