Famous as the Season 3 star of The Bachelorette, this Ohio-born publicist rejected her final two suitors, Jerry Ferris and John Paul Merritt, and ultimately married a man whom she did not meet on the ABC reality dating series.
She graduated from Ohio University in the late 1990s.
She penned a self-help book titled Better Single Than Sorry: A No-Regrets Guide to Loving Yourself and Never Settling.
She and fellow Chicago, Illinois resident Joe Waterman married in 2009 and welcomed daughters named Mae Elizabeth and Charlotte Grace in 2010 and 2012, respectively.
Before starring on The Bachelorette, she became engaged to Andrew Firestone at the end of the third season of The Bachelor; they later broke off their engagement.