Should you’re a fan of The Bachelor, you realize that Caelynn Miller-Keyes is without doubt one of the thirty contestants vying for Colton Underwood’s coronary heart this season. The 23-year-old has gotten a variety of press from her pageant days, however what else can we learn about her?
Caelynn has a level in broadcast journalism from Virginia Commonwealth College. She is initially from the state of Virginia, however lately, she lives in North Carolina, the place she works as a social media advisor. Throughout highschool at Stafford Senior Excessive Faculty, she was enrolled in honors, AP, and twin enrollment programs, and was a member of the Nationwide Honor Society.
In 2018, Caelynn was awarded the title of Miss North Carolina. She completed first runner-up within the Miss USA pageant. Previous to her reign as Miss North Carolina, she labored as a PINK sponsored stylist at Victoria’s Secret Pink. Miller Keyes’ LinkedIn additionally reviews that she was an intern at WTVR-TV in Richmond, Virginia.
When she was little, Caelynn was identified with encephalitis, which is an irritation of the mind. Based on Pageant Replace biography, her dad and mom have been instructed she would doubtless go away. She writes, “The docs ready my dad and mom for the worst, and instructed them if I did survive I’d solely have a ten % probability of ever strolling once more. I hope my story and my restoration can encourage youngsters and oldsters who really feel hopeless. The ability of prayer is actual and I by no means need these youngsters to surrender hope.”
On the January 28 episode of The Bachelor, Caelynn opened up about being raped in faculty 4 years in the past. In an unique interview with Folks, Miller Keyes shared, “…my life was flipped the other way up… And regardless that I’ve moved on, it’s one thing I’ll wrestle with without end.”
Caelynn was a university sophomore on the time that the incident occurred. Based on Folks, a gaggle of male acquaintances at a celebration drugged not solely her wine however two of her buddies’ drinks, as effectively. She tells Folks, “I wakened the following morning and I used to be utterly bare in my mattress and I knew that one thing dangerous had occurred.”
The outlet goes on to write down that when Miller Keyes confirmed up on the hospital, she was initially turned away. “They instructed me they wouldn’t do a rape package except I filed a police report… At that time, these have been buddies of mine and I wasn’t completely positive what had occurred, so I wasn’t constructive I wished to file a police report. However later that night time, I did, as soon as I discovered what had actually occurred.” She then discusses how tough the reporting course of was and the way alone she felt.
Opening as much as Colton concerning the assault, Caelynn tells Folks, was a “heavy choice.” She additionally says that each one the cameras have been pushed again throughout her date with Colton. “I couldn’t see them. It was simply Colton and me. And that was so necessary. It allowed for that secure area that’s so crucial. I felt very snug.”
After profitable the title of Miss North Carolina, Caelynn targeted her efforts on survivors of sexual assault, campaigning for higher insurance policies for individuals who have skilled a campus assault. “My focus is on survivors,” she tells Folks. “I need to assist different people who find themselves hiding out and really feel like their voices are restricted. I actually am a lot stronger now, in so some ways.”