Season 22 of The Bachelor is here, and Arie Luyendyk Jr. is ready to find himself a wife. Tia Booth will be one of the women vying for the NASCAR driver's heart, and fans will be itching to know more about the Arkansas native once she introduces herself to Luyendyk Jr. on tonight's premiere.
Stop reading now if you don't want spoilers!
She's Good Friends with Raven Gates
After exiting the limo on Monday night's episode, Tia gives Arie an Oscar Mayer weiner whistle (she's originally from Weiner, Arkansas), and says, "Please tell me you don't have a little weiner." Straight off the bat, it's pretty obvious that Arie is into her.
Interestingly, Tia already has ties to The Bachelor franchise. She's good friends with Raven Gates, who finished runner-up on Nick Viall's season. The two have been friends for years; long before Raven ever appeared on Viall's season of The Bachelor.
She Is a Physical Therapist
Booth, 26, works as a physical therapist at Incite Rehab in Little Rock.
She's clearly trying to keep a bit of a low profile these days (though that will be difficult once the show airs). In September, she deactivated her Twitter and LinkedIn. Her Instagram is now private, too.
Tia graduated from Arkansas St. University. She has four tattoos: an owl on her tricep, the word "patience" on her wrist, "mama & papa" on her left food, and "peace" on her right foot. Asked by ABC what her favorite TV show is and why, Tia says, "Shark Tank. I don't know why, it's just intriguing."
According to Reality Steve, Tia has some drama with an ex back home, which we'll be hearing all about towards the beginning of the season. The bloggger writes, "Not sure of all the details yet in terms of how serious it was, how long, etc, but just know that people are chirping."
She's Rumored to Make It to the Final Four
Perhaps the biggest Booth-related spoiler? She's rumored to make it to the final four. That's right-- according to Reality Steve's predictions, Booth will make it to the hometowns, along with Lauren Burnham, Becca Kufrin, and Kendall Long.