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The Bachelor's Bekah M. Explains Why She Doesn't Shave Her Armpits

Bekah Martinez, one of the most memorable contestants from the latest edition of The Bachelor, is opening up about why she doesn’t shave her armpits.

The 23-year-old realty star took to her Instagram stories this week to show off her body hair and explain why she doesn’t shave it.

“I don’t shave my armpits when I don’t feel like it. And I don’t know, I don’t feel like it right now. I shave my legs most of the time, but I just don’t really care. And also, I don’t see why I should need to,” Bekah told her fans (via Us Weekly). “Plus, I get so freaking itchy and get eczema under my armpits when I do shave, and then waxing is expensive and then doing it myself — I mean, I used to wax it myself — but it’s just a hassle. And bottomline, I just don’t care!”

“Growing up being half-Mexican, I have a lot of body hair and it was always something I was really insecure about,” she added. “So its kind of liberating now at this point to be like, ‘You know what, if somebody doesn’t like me because of my body hair, f—k ‘em.’ I mean, if we really want to get real about it, look at my arms. I have very hairy arms. I have a freaking happy trail. It’s just the way I was made. I can’t help it.”

Bekah also said that she doesn’t shave “down there” as she doesn’t want to look like an 11-year-old.

“I still shave my legs because I can’t honestly handle when people stare at them — they’re very hairy when I don’t shave them — and be like, ‘Oh, girl, somebody needs to shave.’ I don’t like it,” she added.

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Bachelor Winter Games' Dean Unglert & Lesley Murphy Split, She Breaks Silence After the Breakup

It was revealed that The Bachelor Winter Games stars Lesley Murphy and Dean Unglert broke up over the weekend, and now, she’s breaking her silence with a lengthy Instagram post.

“It’s a bit strange to feel the need to post about this, but I don’t think I can honestly resume my normal programming (✈️🏖🏕) without giving you an explanation – and maybe that’s the wrong word, but I just wanted to thank y’all for the love and respect you’ve shown me over the past few days,” she posted.

“I spent 5 years away from Bachelor Nation as I lived abroad and traveled for work. I came back to Winter Games because I’ve seen this franchise work miracles before. Through The Bachelor and my journey around the world, I have made deep connections, true meaningful intimate relationships with many walks of life. I know it’s imperative to find someone who chooses us and acknowledges our many layers, who can be open and vulnerable, and most importantly, who is ready. To meet someone and be met. To be chosen and to choose. To love and to be loved. This is everything. All we need is that same energy reciprocated, and despite how open and loving you attempt to be, people can only meet you as deeply as they’ve met themselves. Don’t be afraid to be the one that loved the most and give everything you had, because you’ve got to find people who love like you do and who are ready,” Lesley added. “Out with the old, in with the ᴛʀᴜᴇ. It was a long winter, and I’m excited for a new season🌱🌸🌻🌷Let the spring cleaning commence. I’m ready.”

Lesley and Dean began dating on the February 2018 show, and in the finale, he gave her a key to his home.

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Bachelor Winter Games' Ashley & Kevin Explain Why They Split

The Bachelor Winter GamesAshley Iaconetti and Kevin Wendt, the winning couple on the show, are explaining why they have split.

“It sounds a little harsh, but it’s just that lack of — there’s magic. We get along very well, it’s just there’s a little something missing and you can’t really pinpoint what it is. That’s just how I feel,” Ashley, 30, said on her Ben and Ashley I. Almost Famous Podcast with Ben Higgins.

Kevin added, “I feel like that’s normal and I feel like you get those connections all the time where if you take away our outside world and just put Ashley and me on an island together, we’d probably get along really well. And that’s what Vermont was.”

Kevin continued, “I’m very hard at giving up on things. And I’m not saying that we gave up on it … I’m saying I was still ready to come there again. And I know her birthday, I wanted to be there when I had to work and I was planning on coming out as of that week or she was going to come here. I knew we definitely had an uphill battle. I wasn’t 100 percent in yet, but I also knew I wanted to see her again.”

“But now that a few days have passed and we both kind of collected our thoughts and emotions and stuff, I know she made the right call and I know this is the way it should be,” he added. “I feel like I got friend-zoned. Ashley, you friend-zoned me…But I’m okay. I think the more I process it and the more — I mean, I’ve kept it kind of to myself. I didn’t want any comments getting out there without us doing this. I want the best things for Ashley. I just don’t think the spark was fully ignited by the time we had the conversations, but I respect her for at least doing it earlier on. We could have done two or three more trips and then it just would kind of dragged out, so it’s all good. It makes sense.”

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'Bachelorette' Becca Kufrin Opens Up About Arie Luyendyk Jr. Breakup on 'Ellen' - Watch!

Becca Kufrin is opening up about her upcoming season of The Bachelorette – and the breakup that aired on national television!

The 27-year-old reality star made an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, airing on Thursday (March 15).

During her appearance, Becca opened up in her first sit-down interview about getting engaged to Arie Luyendyk Jr. on the season finale of The Bachelor – who then promptly broke it off a few weeks after by revealing he was in love with runner-up Lauren Burnham.

Becca told Ellen that watching the season back and seeing their relationship unfold helped her get over the heartache.

She also revealed that she wishes she told Arie to leave sooner, and said she hasn’t heard from him since the After The Final Rose special.

Becca also chatted about what she’s looking for in a suitor, and how she would react if her ex Ross, who showed up during Arie‘s season of The Bachelor, came out of the limo.

Plus, she revealed her celebrity crush – and Ellen surprised her with a Bachelorette Survival Kit!

Becca‘s Bachelorette season premieres on May 28. Watch her Ellen appearance below!


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'The Bachelor,' 'Dancing with the Stars' & More Renewed By ABC!

ABC has just announced the renewals of four shows!

So far, The Bachelor will be back for a 23rd season, Dancing with the Stars will be back for a 27th season, America’s Funniest Home Videos will be back for a 29th season, and Child Support will get a second season!

The Bachelor just wrapped up its 22nd season with a bombshell finale. The new Bachelor has not yet been selected, but you can expect a pool of new competitors from Becca‘s upcoming season of The Bachelorette.