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This Christian influencer just appeared on ‘The Bachelor.’ Here’s why it matters

Who is Heather Martin? And why did she just show up on the newest ‘The Bachelor’ season?

The most recent episode of “The Bachelor” ended on something of a cliffhanger — former contestant Heather Martin showed up to try to win the heart of current lead star Matt James. So what happened?
The most recent episode of “The Bachelor” ended on something of a cliffhanger — former contestant Heather Martin showed up to try to win the heart of current lead star Matt James. So what happened?
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The most recent episodes of “The Bachelor” got even more dramatic as former contestant Heather Martin showed up to try to win the heart of current lead star Matt James. So what happened next?

What happened

Martin — who appeared on season 23 when Colton Underwood was the lead star back in 2019 — appeared and asked to join the latest season to win over Matt James, per the New York Post.

  • Martin made headlines because she was never kissed before she appeared on “The Bachelor” back in 2019. Underwood gave her her first kiss, apparently.

According to US Weekly magazine, Matt turned Martin’s request down, saying he had strong feelings for the women already on the show.

“He believed that in another situation they could have worked out but the timing was off, so she left in her minivan,” according to US Weekly magazine.

Who is Heather Martin?

Heather Martin is from Carlsbad, California. She is something of a Christian influencer, posting Bible verses on her Instagram story and in separate posts.

  • Her bio also references Mark 10:45, which reads: “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”