How Van Life with Dean Unglert Changed Caelynn Miller-Keyes’ Fashion Choices ‘Tremendously’
Caelynn Miller-Keyes and Dean Unglert are loving their #vanlife, but it goes without saying that #vanlife requires some sacrifices — especially when it comes to closet size.
Caelynn talked to “Entertainment Tonight” correspondent Lauren Zima about how she’s adjusting to the new space. The former Miss North Carolina USA also spoke highly of her beau and the ways she’s embracing change.
She told “ET,” “Living in a van has affected my fashion choices tremendously,” particularly her makeup. The 24-year-old shared, “I’ve lost the pageantry side of myself and embraced the natural side and wearing less makeup. I still get to pick my outfits, but I bring a lot less. I pack in a carry-on now. It’s been an adjustment.”
An “adjustment” it may be, Caelynn couldn’t be happier about her relationship with Dean. She said, “We’ve been dating for almost four months now, and it’s been incredible. I’ve learned so much about myself and he challenges me. He makes me a better person.”
Although Caelynn may only need a small suitcase now, she just launched a collection with clothing company Boohoo. She still has a passion for fashion, but that might not have translated over to Dean just yet. She joked to “ET,” “Dean owns about five shirts and four pairs of shorts, and that’s the extent of his fashion.”
Caelynn compared her time with Dean to past relationships and how it differs the most. She added, “In most relationships, I’ve dealt with a sort of complacency with people, but Dean is always searching for more. He’s making me want to better myself search for more.”
The happy couple has traveled all around the world together since meeting on Season 6 of “Bachelor in Paradise.” They trekked across Europe, sunbathed in Mexico, and relaxed in Hawaii’s tropical waters. Dean is apparently planning yet another trip for them, but Caelynn has no idea where just yet. She wants to go to the Maldives, but has a hunch he picked “somewhere cold.”
Caelynn gushed over Dean throughout her “ET” interview. She said, “Dean is Dean and he’ll never change, but he is the best boyfriend. He has the biggest heart out of anyone I’ve ever met. He just loves everyone he meets and makes everyone feel so special and so loved, and he makes me feel that way.”
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Her feelings for Dean are reciprocated. Dean joined an episode of “Bachelor Happy Hour” with Rachel Lindsay and Ali Fedotowsky-Manno to delve into his relationship with Caelynn. He told them he can be himself around Caelynn, which wasn’t always the case with some of his previous relationships. He said, “The great thing about Caelynn is that she is an intelligent person and dynamic enough to take my humor in and spit it right back at me. I’m actually enjoying my time I’m spending with her because I’m not having to filter what I’m going to say because I’m not worried I’m going to offend her.”
He continued, “That’s my favorite thing about her — is that I can be myself, which is a rarity.”