Full Name: Caelynn Connie Miller-Keyes
Birthday: June 15, 1995
Birthplace: Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
Relationship Status: Dating Dean Unglert
Caelynn Miller-Keyes is an American reality star and influencer best known for appearing on The Bachelor and Bachelor in Paradise. As a longtime fan, I‘m excited to provide an in-depth look at this inspiring woman!
Background and Early Life
Born in Fredericksburg, Virginia, Caelynn had a difficult childhood after being sexually assaulted at 13. This trauma shaped her into the advocate for women‘s rights she is today.
In high school, she was a cheerleader, student council president, and honor roll student. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University on a partial scholarship, continuing to cheerlead and compete in pageants.
In 2017, Caelynn was crowned Miss North Carolina USA. The next year she was 1st runner-up at Miss USA. Through pageantry, she gained confidence and passion for empowering women.
All About Caelynn on The Bachelor
In 2019, Caelynn joined The Bachelor Season 23 looking for love. She shared her sexual assault survival story early on with Bachelor Colton Underwood.
Viewers, including me, found Caelynn so relatable and real. She quickly became a front runner for Colton‘s heart. Her strength and vulnerability resonated deeply.
Caelynn made it to the top four women before being eliminated. She handled drama with grace and maturity. Though she didn‘t find love, she won America‘s heart.
Her Journey on Bachelor in Paradise
Caelynn joined Bachelor in Paradise Season 6 still seeking love. She hit it off with Dean Unglert initially. However, Dean broke it off after just days, leaving Caelynn understandably devastated.
At this low point, Caelynn bravely opened up about her struggles with anxiety and suicidal thoughts. I was brought to tears seeing someone so honest about mental health experiences many share but hide.
Eventually Dean returned asking for another shot. Hesitantly, Caelynn took a leap of faith. They left Paradise together and have now been dating over two years strong!
5 Fun Facts About Caelynn
- She has five tattoos including her siblings‘ birth years in roman numerals
- Peanut butter pretzel cups are her guilty pleasure
- Hiking is one of her favorite hobbies – she loves Zion, Runyon Canyon, and Pipiwai Trail
- Caelynn is a licensed aesthetician and studied laser training in college
- She has three siblings – an older brother Ryder and two younger sisters, Carly and Kaylee
Using Her Platform for Good
Caelynn partners with organizations supporting sexual assault awareness, mental health, and women‘s empowerment. She also works with PETA to promote ethical treatment of animals.
With 1.3 million Instagram followers, she influences and models for brands like Lands‘ End and Kate Somerville. Caelynn inspires women daily to advocate for themselves and radiate positivity.
Why Fans Adore Caelynn
We love Caelynn for her vulnerability, perseverance, and giving spirit. She overcomes hardships with grace and remains dedicated to lifting others up. Caelynn is intelligent, genuine, and motivated to make the world a little brighter.
As a fan, I respect how Caelynn uses her powerful platform. She is sure to continue empowering young women for years to come!