Where is Bachelor star Rachael Kirkconnell from?

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SEASON 25 Bachelor contestant Rachael Kirkconnell was born and raised in the US south.

The reality star, who alleged to be a frontrunner for Matt James, has been caught up in controversy since Bachelor fans unearthed her “racist” social media history.

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Where is Rachael Kirkconnell from?

Rachael is a 24-year-old graphic designer from Cumming, Georgia.

Cumming is a suburb outside of Atlanta.

She attended Georgia College & State University, where she made the Dean’s List twice.

She appears to have settled in the Atlanta area based on her social profiles.

Her Bachelor bio reads: “With beautiful eyes and personality to match, Rachael is a southern sweetheart with a close-knit family.

“Though Rachael says she is a hopeless romantic to her core, she has never been in love and believes that Matt may just be the guy to change that.”

“Life can be hard and really difficult and dark at times, but if you have someone by your side that loves you more than they love themselves, that makes it all worth it in the end,” she said on The Bachelor.

What is the “racism” controversy Rachael is involved in?

The reality show contestant’s controversial social media past has come back to haunt her as pictures depicting “racially insensitive” content have resurfaced.

Bachelor Nation has recently dug up alleged social media activity from the Georgia native.

In one photo allegedly posted by Rachael, 24, that was labeled as “offensive,” she can be seen wearing a Native American costume.

Fans are also furious at the brunette graphic designer’s past Instagram engagement.

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Rachael Kirkconnell found herself at the center of backlash after appearing on The Bachelor

Screenshots grabbed by fans allegedly show Rachael – who fans think wins this Bachelor season – “liking” a series of “racists” pictures posted by her friends.

She was also dragged after photos resurfaced of the reality star attending an “old South” party at a plantation in her college years.

The Bachelor contestant appeared to attend the troubling event at Georgia College & State University in 2018.

The reality contestant’s cousin, Anastasia, insisted Rachael is absolutely “not racist” during an exclusive interview with The Sun, though she called the photos “hard to defend.”

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Rachael’s family have spoken out in defense of her

The intense backlash has taken a “huge toll” on the reality star as her parents are also in a “terrible mental place” due to the harsh comments she continues to receive.

Is Chris Harrison still the host of The Bachelor?

In the February 9 interview with Rachel Lindsay focusing on Rachael Kirkconnell’s backlash, Bachelor host Chris Harrison said: “We all need to have a little grace, a little understanding, a little compassion.

“Because I’ve seen some stuff online… again, this ‘judge, jury, executioner’ thing where people are just tearing this girl’s life apart.

“And diving into…her parents voting record…it’s unbelievably alarming to watch this!

“I haven’t heard Rachael speak on this yet, and until I actually hear this woman have a chance to speak, who am I to say [anything]?”

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Chris Harrison

Harrison has since apologized after he was slammed for “perpetuating racism” as he “defended” contestant Rachael Kirkconnell.

As of February 12, ABC has not addressed Harrison‘s situation, or haven’t indicated whether the long time host will be fired.

Bachelor fans have launched a petition on change.com, alleging Harrison “has a history of misogyny and racist behavior and racist-sympathizing behavior”.

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The petition on Change has received over 30,000 signatures and counting, urging the show to drop its host of 20 years from the franchise.

Almost all of Bachelor Matt James’ contestants rallied together to slam Harrison for his “defense of racist behavior.”

Bachelor Nation alum has called for the long-time host to be permanently fired from the show.

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