Kaitlyn Bristowe (born in Leduc, Alberta, Canada on June 19, 1985) is a dance instructor. She moved to Vancouver, Canada after winning a dance scholarship, affording her the opportunity to leave her small hometown. In addition to dancing, Kaitlyn is a singer and model and has appeared in a music video for the song “It’s a Love Song” by The Buried Life. After her week-9 elimination on the 19th season of ABC’s The Bachelor, she returned as the lead on the 11th season of The Bachelorette. Kaitlyn initially competed against Britt Nilsson in the first episode of her season, with the male contestants voting Kaitlyn to be the season’s Bachelorette. At the end of the season, the decision came down between Nick Viall and Shawn Booth. Kaitlyn picked Shawn and the two were engaged.
Being on "The Bachelorette" was the most meaningful and life-changing experience. I found the love of my life and built a busy career (with a travel schedule to match). I'm extremely grateful for all of this, but I've also learned that carving out time for myself, free from work obligations and time with Shawn is required to create balance. That being said, finding the time can be a challenge. So, I've learned some tricks to being prepared when I find a moment to myself.
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