Everything We Know About Becca Kufrin’s Career Before She Was on ‘The Bachelorette’

Clay Harbor and Becca Kufrin

Here’s what we know about Becca’s old life. | Clay Harbor via Instagram

If you’re a big fan of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette franchise, you’re likely glued to your television each week when it’s time for the shows to air. The current bachelorette star is Becca Kufrin. She seems to be living a glamorous life in The Bachelorette house, but what was life like before she became a reality TV star?

Here’s everything we know about Becca Kufrin’s career before she was on ‘The Bachelorette.’

Controversy on the show

Just like many other seasons before this one, there has been a bit of controversy. One situation that has fans of the show riled up is the fact that Kufrin is falling for a controversial member of The Bachelorette cast — Garrett Yrigoyen. He’s rubbed quite a few people the wrong way because he has clicked the “like” button on several transphobic, fat-shaming, and questionable conspiracy themes on Instagram, reports the UK’s Daily Mail. However, Kufrin says she is falling fast and that her feelings for him are nothing like she’s ever felt before.

A big sacrifice

Contestants who appear on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette must make a pretty big sacrifice to participate on the show. Those who choose to join the cast often have to quit their jobs. Some even refinance their mortgage in the hopes of finding true love.

Since contestants can be on the show anywhere from one week to two months, holding on to employment isn’t always possible. “… They have to inform their employer — if they have a job — that they will be gone for anywhere from a week to a month and a half, assemble a TV-ready wardrobe and settle their finances for the next six weeks, since they are not allowed to have access to their phone, the Internet or television during filming,” reports MarketWatch.

Becca’s job before reality television

What was Becca Kufrin’s life like before becoming a reality TV star? She led a pretty normal life. Before appearing on The Bachelorette, Kufrin was a publicist in Minnesota. She started working as an account executive in 2012 at Skyya Communications, which is a full-service PR and strategic marketing communications agency. From there, she was promoted to senior account executive in 2014. Before working as a publicist, Kufrin was an intern for the Minnesota chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Getting back to normal

Although living the bachelorette life seems like fun, Kufrin doesn’t want to be known as a reality TV star forever. She’s made it clear that she has other plans for the future. Kufrin told US Weekly she wants to return to her regular life after the show finishes filming. Kufrin says she has plans to return to her career and settle down:

I still want to try to get back to my life as normal as possible and eventually start a family, have children and have a career, have my partner have his own career, everything. I don’t want this to change me too much. I still want to be the same old Becca that I was at the beginning.

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