Hundreds of people have had some very dramatic moments in the many, many seasons of ABC's The Bachelor. And for the last four years, some contestants who didn't wind up with the final rose have been invited back to compete in the tropical love triangle of Bachelor(ette) spinoff, Bachelor In Paradise. While many of the love-seekers earn a very temporary place in pop culture history, few are as persistent as Ashley Iaconetti.
Where many Bachelor Nation women have left wanting to bury themselves in the sand, Ashley entered The Bachelor mansion with a mission. Though she didn't find a soulmate in season 19 Bachelor, Chris Soules, Ashley returned for two seasons of Bachelor In Paradise as well as The Bachelor Winter Games, which she "won." But though she walked away with bragging rights and the heart of Kevin Wendt, Ashley knew her future with Jared Haibon was still meant to be!
Jenna from Arie's season was one of many Bachelor In Paradise contestants who got to witness Jared and Ashley's engagement on the beach. Like many others in attendance, she expressed a mixture of excitement and semi-amazement, stating, "This can really work...if you pursue it mercilessly for years."
Ashley had to kiss a lot of frogs to find her prince, but she's a great example of how a love story can turn out great after a discouraging start—if you have the right attitude and never give up.
She may have had to wade though some rough waters, but she did it with a smile on her face. And her Instagram selfies are filled with that positive outlook proving that Ashley's attitude is what makes her truly beautiful. How sexy is that?
It’s Always Time For A Partnership!
For Ashley, these days there are a lot of opportunities for partnership. Building a relationship with her fiance, Jared Haibon, his family, and tons of sponsors!
Just You, Me, And The World
An intimate couple selfie to share with the world. Literally, the entire world. Ashley finally hit a million followers on Instagram.
Nice Girls Win, Too
Ashley shared an inspirational Mean Girls quote advocating for all girls to find their self-confidence.
Mother, May I Post Your Photo On Instagram?
Ashley showed her mom some love with a selfie shot of the two of them.
Can’t See The Bride Before The Wedding!
Hope he doesn't check her Instagram!
The Night Before The Engagement!
Ashley and her fiance back when he was just her BF!
Ashley And Jared Cheating On ‘The Bachelor’?
The happy couple "cheated" on their favorite reality show by spending some time watching another—Jersey Shore!
Girls Group Selfie!
Quality time with the girlfriends!
Found Her Favorite Boy….Band
Ashley's photos are N'Sync with her life full of love and adventure—and a love of venturing out to see the N'Sync guys!
She Likes It
Ashley says she likes this photo—self-esteem is a wonderful thing.
Posing with her boy-bestie, Dean!
Comfortable In Their Skin?
A selfie with Becca from Bachelor Nation—both wore confident smiles, but Ashley chooses to highlight that she and her pal have both struggled with acne.
Ooh La La, Olay!
Getting all dolled up with some help from Olay, one of Ashley's many sponsors!
Paradise, Pair Of Pals
Ashley and Bibi bonded during their time in Paradise!
Acne Free Selfie!
Ashley gives shoutouts to a few skincare lines she has relied on!
Khal It A Dream Come True!
Posing with a Game Of Thrones legend!
Ashley bravely shares about her past experience with cystic acne.
All is well now, but at one time Wells passed up the chance to continue his relationship with Ashley on Bachelor In Paradise, skipping the opportunity to go to a Fantasy Suite with her.
Only High Brow Humor Here
Getting her eyebrows cleaned up.
Can I See Your ID?
A super young looking selfie!
She saw the golden hour lighting and now she's a believer.
Sports Bra Selfie
Time for a new sponsorship!
Make New Friends, But Keep The Old
A selfie with her old best friend.
I Woke Up Like This
Ashley sat Coachella out. Literally—on her couch!