Kit Keenan Reveals Why She Joined 'The Bachelor,' Says It Was 'One of the Hardest Things I've Ever Done'
Kit Keenan stopped by “Bachelor Happy Hour” to chat with co-hosts Rachel Lindsay and Becca Kufrin about her experience as a contestant on “The Bachelor” Season 25.
During her interview, the 22-year-old fashion entrepreneur explained why she said yes to a chance at competing for Matt James’ heart.
“I was kind of like, ‘Why not see what could come of this?’” said Kit, who was approached by producers via social media about joining the cast. “I’ve never been in love before. I thought, ‘This is a fairy-tale experience that I’m being offered. Let’s see what this is all about.’”
The blonde beauty went on to say that filming the show pushed her to step outside of her comfort zone by getting more in touch with her feelings.
“I never cry. I’m a very cold person, emotionally, in my day-to-day life. But I was cracked open. It’s a very emotionally taxing experience,” she explained of her time filming at Farmington, Pennsylvania’s Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in the fall of 2020. “You hope that at the end of it it’s all worth it and you kind of just have to have faith in that.”
Kit went on to say that her “Bachelor” journey was “one of the hardest things I’ve ever done.”
“That also just goes to show how privileged I’ve been in my life to be able to say that,” she continued. “But emotionally, it was very, very, very hard, especially not being able to speak to my family and my mom, who’s my number one supporter and my lifeline.”
As some viewers are aware, Kit shares a close bond with her mother, the renowned fashion designer Cynthia Rowley. “Not being able to reach out to anyone who knows me was really tough,” the style scion added.
However, Kit — who was treated to a romantic one-on-one date with Matt during Monday night’s episode — said that speaking openly with producers felt like a welcome avenue for internal healing.
“The interviews definitely became a little bit of a therapy session for me, which was great,” she said, adding that she had already begun seeing a counselor toward the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
“Previously, I had started therapy for the first time in quarantine. It was my 2020 resolution to really work on my mental health and I got to start doing that over Zoom, which is weird. But I actually love Zoom therapy,” Kit said. “And it definitely felt as though I was building off of that work that I had already started before [the show].”
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