‘Bachelor’ alum who came back for Matt James

She’s a blast from the earlier.

“Bachelor” followers had been surprised to see former franchise contestant Heather Martin present up to shoot her shot with latest direct Matt James.

The twenty five-12 months-old — who initially appeared on Colton Underwood’s period of “The Bachelor” — produced waves on final week’s episode when she appeared out of nowhere inquiring to sign up for this period. The episode slice off just as she approached James.

On Year 23 of “The Bachelor,” which aired in 2019, Martin produced headlines for acquiring never been kissed. On the present, she acquired her first peck from Underwood.

While they had never fulfilled, James identified Martin suitable away.

If this seems convoluted, which is since it is: Though competing for Underwood’s heart, Martin befriended fellow contestant Hannah Brown, who later went on to be “The Bachelorette.” While Brown did not conclude up with contestant Tyler Cameron, she remained shut pals with him. Cameron is finest pals with James, which is how he ended up as this season’s direct. James and Brown are also very shut.

Martin claimed to host Chris Harrison that it was Brown who sparked the plan for her to come on “The Bachelor” to meet up with James just before he receives engaged, since Brown believed the two would make a superior pair.

Like tons of former “Bachelor” contestants, Martin functions as an influencer (she has 256,000 Instagram followers). She’s based mostly out of Carlsbad, California, a seaside city at the southern conclude of the condition.

In September of final 12 months, she starred in a songs video clip referred to as “Song for a Girl” by state artist Lawson Bates.

Martin has a powerful Christian faith, and she consistently posts Bible verses on her Instagram tales. Her Instagram bio phone calls out Mark 10:forty five, which reads, “For even the Son of Person came not to be served but to serve, and to give his existence as a ransom for many.”

She has two lookalike sisters, Colie and Shannon. The trio is beginning a merchandise line together, referred to as Tilted 3, soon. They’ve teased the job on Instagram.

She’s also acknowledged for her cheery disposition.