Who is Michelle Young? Meet 'The Bachelor' contestant who jumped into the pool and shared a kiss with Matt James

Michelle is an elementary school teacher from Minnesota, who quickly falls for Matt, but does he fall for her?

                            Who is Michelle Young? Meet 'The Bachelor' contestant who jumped into the pool and shared a kiss with Matt James
Michelle Young (Instagram)

'The Bachelor' Season 25 is underway and of the 32 contestants, some have been sent home by Matt James. To rid the show of a handful of contestants on day one is not very typical of the show's format. But the showrunners won't disappoint. They are bringing in a new crop of girls to add to the roster.

Popular blogger Reality Steve confirmed that Michelle Young is one of Matt's top four and also among the ladies who are all set to enter the show after the second rose ceremony culminates.

Michelle, unlike her competitors, isn't big on social media, which is evident from her Instagram feed that has less than a few posts on it. The first one was from April 2020, while the second saw her post birthday wishes for a friend, and the third has her sporting active gear where she writes she misses the game. Could she be an athlete?

Matt James, Michelle Young (ABC)


The 27-year-old is from Woodbury, Minnesota and an elementary school teacher. Not much is known of Michelle yet except she is the one who jumps into the pool with Matt and they kiss passionately after. "I’ve potentially found someone who is going to change the world with me," she said in one of the promos released by the network. But will her feelings be returned?

Early spoilers suggest Matt finally chose Rachael Kirkconnell.

In other news, ladies who made quite the splash with their entry were Kaili Anderson and Abigail Heringer. While Kaili stripped down to her lingerie and robe, confidently walked up to Matt, made him pick an evening dress for her, and asked if he was nervous, Abigail turned heads by being the first to grab the coveted rose that everyone was vying for.

Michelle Young (ABC)


Too soon to make predictions, but Abigail is definitely a few steps ahead of the rest of the ladies. Here's hoping that this social experiment helps Matt to find the right one with whom he achieves true love and happiness. 

Catch all the new episodes of 'The Bachelor' on ABC every Monday at 8/7c. For more information, check your local listings.

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