Who is Catalina Morales Gómez? Meet 'The Bachelor' contestant, a pageant queen looking for her Prince Charming
After Sarah Trott's exit, Chris Harrison dropped a bombshell by introducing five new suitresses, including Catalina, changing the course of the season
Just when the women competing for Matt James' heart on 'The Bachelor' Season 25 thought that there's going to be no more drama and that they can breathe easy, Chris Harrison stepped up to change the entire course of the season.
Sarah Trott was being perceived as one of the most problematic people in the show by the rest of the women. She was seen crashing group dates and doing things that caught Matt's attention and all of them felt that it's unfair that she was taking up so much of his time, while the rest of them who rightly deserved didn't get to meet him for one-on-one interaction.
The drama heightened when it was Serena Pitt's time to have Matt to himself for one whole day but he ended up spending some part of the day with Sarah, who had locked herself up in her room. The culmination of all these events led to the rest of the women viewing her as a villain, all of which weighed heavy on her on top of the fact that her dad was slipping away a little each day due to ALS and that she wanted to be with him more than anything.
A lot of the women were happy after her exit, but Harrison came in and introduced five new women who would also be contending for Matt's heart, one of them being Catalina.
Who is Catalina Morales Gómez on 'The Bachelor'?
Her official bio on ABC states that she is a former Miss Puerto Rico, who was born in South America and raised on a small Caribbean island. She now lives in New York City and all these experiences living in various parts of the world have given her an appreciation for humanity on a global level. She was crowned Miss Universe Puerto Rico in 2015, and the 30-year-old represented Puerto Rico at Miss Universe 2015, according to Sun report. News of Morales joining Season 25 started doing the round last year in October but she finally announced it on her Instagram on January 22.
"HOLA Bachelor Nation! Secret is out! Excited to “arrive” to @bachelorabc next Monday. I promise you don’t want to miss it!" she wrote in the caption sharing a trailer of the show.
What does Catalina Morales do for living?
Apart from being a pageant queen, Catalina is also an Entertainment and Business Law Attorney. Her LinkedIn profile shows that she is a Managing Attorney at her own establishment called CM Legal Office in NYC. She pursued her education from the University of Puerto Rico School of Law and also interned at the Court of Appeals of Puerto Rico before establishing her business.
What is Catalina looking for in a man?
Catalina is a rom-com fanatic by her own accord and she made her way to 'The Bachelor' to find her Prince Charming. Her bio states that she wants a tall man who will never back down from the adventure that each day brings. She believes in "you only live once" and lives for new experiences and is looking for someone who could readily share them with her. Catalina is not looking to have kids in the near future but a man who doesn't want kids of his own is a dealbreaker for her.
'The Bachelor' airs Mondays at 8 pm ET on ABC.