The female contestants of The Bachelor are nothing if not… let’s say, “interesting.” Fighting with other women for the affections of a man you’ve never met on national television does require a specific kind of character, after all. So, perhaps we shouldn’t be too shocked to learn that one of the current contestants on the popular reality show is also listed as a missing person on the California Department Of Justice Website.
Yep. The North Coast Journal recently ran a story about the flux of missing persons in Humboldt County, and one very attentive reader of noticed that one of the 35 faces on the list looked an awful lot like Bekah M, the 22-year-old who’s making a strong case for taking home the final rose of current bachelor Arie Luyendyk Jr. The highly unusual situation, on top of the fact that he's 14 years older than Bekah, may make Luyendyk reconsider his options.
As it turns out, Bekah M is actually Rebekah Martinez, and her mother had reported her missing at 1:08 am on November 18th, 2017, which so happens to be around the time the show wrapped shooting. Her mother said she hadn’t heard from Martinez in nearly a week. Mind you, if Instagram is any indication, Martinez was alive and posting since November 23rd, which is presumably when production staff lifted the ban on contestants’ access to their phones and Internet while shooting. Presumably, her mother was not aware her daughter was shooting a national TV show.
Reportedly, Martinez had come to Humboldt County to work on a marijuana farm. I wonder if mamma knew anything about that.