Meet Danielle Maltby, ‘Bachelor’ 2017 Contestant (PHOTOS)
As unfortunate as it is, tragic backstories seem to be the Bachelor franchise’s bread and butter.
It’s time to get acquainted with Danielle Maltby, someone you’re sure to get invested in once Season 21 kicks off.
According to Reality Steve, the 31-year-old blonde beauty currently resides in the popular alumni spot, Nashville, Tennessee. Apparently, that choice of a hometown is no coincidence.
The spoiler king reveals Danielle lost fiancé Nicholas Haag five years ago from a drug overdose, not long before he was set to head back to Music City to perform with his band.
Because the Wisconsin native gets Nick’s first 1-on-1 date of the season, the Bachelor is clearly interested in her outside of her story — which will likely be just another factor in her screentime this season.
Not to mention, she’s had a pretty interesting journey since Nicholas passed.
A former nurse with her degree from Viterbo University, she now is pursuing a career as a model. You can even see her portfolio over here.
Though we’ve seen plenty of models come through the show in the past, we have higher hopes for this one.
Well, aside from her clear instant connection with the 36-year-old hunk, they’re also fellow Wisconsin natives with deeper histories and in a similar life stage.
The Bachelor Season 21 premieres Monday, January 2 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
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