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'Bachelorette' Fans Recognize Another Reality Star on the Hometown Dates!

'Bachelorette' Fans Recognize Another Reality Star on the Hometown Dates!

Fans watching The Bachelorette‘s hometown dates last night recognized a reality show star from another competition program!

Antonia Lofaso, who is known for competing on Top Chef, Chopped, Cutthroat Kitchen and Restaurant Startup, was in town for Ben Smith‘s hometown date as a friend of his family.

“I told you before, my life is full of strong, decisive, bold, independent women, and the two people you’re going to meet today are my two favorite — a really close family friend, her name is Antonia, she is with me more than anybody else. And you and her are eerily similar, it’s incredible,” Ben told Tayshia Adams.

“My sister Madeline will be here,” Ben added ahead of the date. “She’s the one I told you about at our one-on-one date. She’s the most incredible person I’ve ever met, so I’m so excited you get to meet her. My parents, they weren’t able to make it because of COVID and my dad’s a doctor.”

It turns out, Ben is Antonia‘s trainer at his gym, Deuce!

Unfortunately, the night didn’t go as planned for Ben.

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Posted to: Antonia Lofaso, Ben Smith, The Bachelorette, top chef

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