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Spoilers incoming! You may have mistaken Jenn Tran ’20 for Princess Peach when she made her grand entrance in a go-cart instead of the traditional black limo on season 28 of The Bachelor. Now, Tran will take the wheel as the star in the latest season of The Bachelorette. With her first distribution of roses complete, Tran made history as the franchise’s first Asian American lead. But she isn’t the only grad sowing the seeds of love in the reality TV landscape. Grace Girard ’19, a communications associate from Caledonia, Wisconsin, won the nation’s (and a certain farmer’s) heart on season two of Farmer Wants a Wife. If you’re looking for some adventure instead of love, relive the sweet victory of food science lab mates turned travel partners Maya Warren PhD’15 and Amy DeJong ’12, PhD’18 on season 25 of The Amazing Race. The #SweetScientists reenacted the changing of the guard in London, made goat butter in Morocco, and raced bikes around the Philippines before crossing the finish line in Los Angeles to claim the million-dollar prize. Other Badgers who have brought unscripted entertainment to the masses include a Hampton’s houseguest (who just released her first stand-up special on Netflix), a marooned survivor, and an average Joe. Have you spotted other Badgers on reality TV? Let us know!

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