BACHELOR Nation first met Pieper James on Matt James’ season of The Bachelor.
Originally from Happy Valley, Oregon, she will be adding to her Bachelor resume as she tries to find love again on Bachelor in Paradise.
Who is Bachelor in Paradise star Pieper James?
According to her ABC bio from her previous appearance on The Bachelor, James is, “the total package.”
Along with being a reality TV star, James is also a model and even did a campaign with Nike back in 2020.
According to her Instagram bio, she is signed to Q6 Model and Artist Management and 10 MGMT.
She graduated from the University of Oregon in 2019 and double-majored in political science and sociology while minoring in business, according to her LinkedIn profile.
James is currently working on her Master’s Degree in Marketing at DePaul University.
“Getting my M.S. to avoid some B.S.,” she joked in her Instagram bio.
Along with working in the Bachelor franchise, she currently works as an Account Coordinator at EP+Co.
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How old is Pieper?
James was born August 11, 1997.
She is currently 23 years old.
How far did Pieper get on Matt James’ season?
James made it almost all the way on Matt James’ season of The Bachelor.
She made it all the way up to week seven before being eliminated after confessing her feelings for him.
“I don’t want to be afraid of how I feel anymore. Matt, I’m falling in love with you. And that is the scariest thing in the world to say because I have always seen that as giving up a part of myself. But, while it makes me super fearful, it also makes me super excited,” she said to James on the show prior to her elimination.
Despite telling her to “trust” her feelings, James ended up giving his final rose to Rachael Kirkconnell.
Is Pieper James dating Brendan Morais?
During the second episode of Bachelor in Paradise all the contestants were gossiping about Brendan and Piper.
Everyone said they apparently knew each other before the show and they believed that Brendan was holding out for James to appear on the island.
“Pieper and Brendan have been dating for a few weeks now,” a source told US Weekly back in June.
“Either he’ll fly to New York and hang with her, or she’ll fly to Boston to hang with him. She was most recently in Boston over Memorial Day weekend and they were even spotted out in public together.”
While it is unknown if the pair broke it off before starting the upcoming season, the pair have hung out in the past due to their “mutual friends.”
How can I watch Bachelor in Paradise?
The current season of Bachelor in Paradise premiered on August 16, 2021.
The show will be aired live on ABC and be available for streaming the following day on Hulu.