'Bachelor in Paradise': Mykenna Dorn became a meme on 'The Bachelor' Season 24

Mykenna Dorn wore her heart and her expressions on her sleeve and now, she's here to find love on 'Bachelor in Paradise'

                            'Bachelor in Paradise': Mykenna Dorn became a meme on 'The Bachelor' Season 24
Mykenna Dorn joins 'Bachelor in Paradise' (Instagram/mykenna)

The contestants who are a part of 'The Bachelor' franchise often tend to make their mark in the most interesting ways, even if they don't end up with the final rose. After all, they all can't win 'The Bachelor's heart, but they can win over fans. And if there is anyone who can agree to that, it would have to be Mykenna Dorn.

Dorn, who is all set to be a part of 'Bachelor in Paradise', is trying to find love again. And while we don't know just yet if she will be successful, there is one thing we're looking forward to, and that is Dorn and her range of expressions!


Who is Mykenna Jean Dorn?

Dorn is a fashion blogger and a social media influencer. As per her 'The Bachelor' season 24 bio -- "Mykenna may love to curate chic outfits, but she's way more than a pretty girl in a photo! She is here to find love and isn't going to settle for anyone who won't impress her family. Above all else, Mykenna loves her family. She is super close to her parents and is constantly inspired by her grandparent's love, which makes sense, as they were together for 61 years and her grandpa proposed to her grandma on their first date.

Mykenna has been in one relationship, but she ended it when he became too controlling. She's looking for someone who will surprise her with romantic adventures but will also be ok with it when she wants to go out drinking and dancing with her friends. Mykenna says, "I want the good and the bad. I want to laugh, be goofy and be spontaneous with my person, but I also want a relationship where we challenge each other. I don't want an easy love!" Well, this journey definitely will not be easy, but it will be worth it!"

Dorn's expressions were her claim to fame

When it comes to 'The Bachelor', it's hard to predict the twists and turns in each season, but you can rest assured that there will be some. In these cases, many contestants wear their hearts on their sleeves and express their emotions over the same. Dorn isn't too different in that sense. During episode 5 of her season, when it was announced that there would be no cocktail party before the rose ceremony, the ladies were visibly concerned by the turn of events.

Dorn expressed her surprise in a rather peculiar way, with a range of tongue expressions. The internet was quick to catch on and the memes were endless. But Dorn seems to have taken it all in stride, seeing that she addressed it in a conversation with Bustle. "I never realized I do these weird faces — I guess when I'm stressed out or when I'm overwhelmed, I just can't help it," she tells Bustle. Because Mykenna comes from a musical theatre and dance background, she says her ability to emote so dramatically, "wasn't a surprise. But I didn't think I was going to be remembered [for it]." she explained. 

Mykenna Dorn, as seen on 'The Bachelor' (ABC)


"I guess I wasn't kissing [Peter] enough, so I had to start making out with myself," she explained. "I think it was just the drama going on and I just felt like I didn't want to be there ... maybe I'm cleaning my teeth? I don't know." she added, while talking about her tongue rolling on episode 5. 

"I know a lot of people have been saying that I rehearse things, but I was not rehearsing anything. That little shoulder action [and] little dance, this is my personality just warming up and getting excited to say something." she added. With the shenanigans going on 'Bachelor in Paradise', we can't wait to see how Dorn reacts to it all!