Woah — we don’t even recognize Bachelor star Bekah Martinez! The 22-year-old beauty — who is vying for Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s heart on Season 22 of the hit ABC dating series — looked like a totally different person less than a year ago. Don’t believe us? We did some hardcore s̶t̶a̶l̶k̶i̶n̶g̶ research to prove it to you.
Back in March, Bekah was rocking pink hair before her signature short brown ‘do, and TBH, we don’t hate it. “Hey world, it’s me, bekah,” she captioned the snap. Just two months prior, though, she had blonde hair, and a few months before that she sported some blue locks! We can’t keep up.
From left to right: Bekah in Sept. 2016, Jan. 2017, and March 2017. (Photo Credit: Instagram)
The adorable pixie-haired star has left quite an impression on Arie, 36, since she arrived in a vintage Mustang, and the duo has certainly engaged in their fair share of PDA over the past few weeks. That said, it wasn’t until last week that fans found out how old she was, which had some questioning if she’s ready for marriage.
On the Jan. 22 episode, the pair went on a one-on-one date — and she was finally forced to reveal her age to her maybe future husband. “My fear with you is that you might be where I was in my 20s. I think it’s a valid fear,” Arie confessed during dinner before dropping the question all of Bachelor Nation has been asking: “How old are you?” Not surprisingly, Bekah was hesitant to respond. “I don’t want to say because I haven’t been wanting you to see me through the lens of my age,” she explained. After telling him that she’s only 22, the race car driver couldn’t hide his shock. “You are so young,” he exclaimed, before admitting that he’s worried she’s not ready to settle down. “I’m not here for a 22-year-old girlfriend, I’m here for a wife,” he told the camera. Despite his reservations, she still got the rose.
Looking back, fans are creeped out by the couple’s make-out sessions. The two shared their first kiss during the demolition derby group date in Episode 2, and there was A LOT of tongue. They also got busy on the front steps of the mansion, but people on Twitter were not into it. “Anyone else disturbed watching Arie kiss Bekah? Like it looks like she’s making out with her dad,” one viewer wrote, while another added, “Watching Arie make out with his daughter… I mean Bekah.” Oops — you can change your hair color, but you can’t change your age! Guess we’ll have to see how this all plays out in the coming weeks.
The Bachelor airs Mondays at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.