Four things you didn't know about 'Bachelor' contestant and Iowan Kelsey Weier
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ABC's new season of "The Bachelor" will feature Iowan Kelsey Weier.
Weier, a graduate of Dowling Catholic High School in West Des Moines, was also Miss Iowa 2017. She will be among the 33 women competing for the heart of "Bachelor" Peter Weber.
Check out four things you didn't know about Weier below.
Weier attended cosmetology school
Weier attended cosmetology school and since 2013 has been working as a professional color and extensions specialist. According to her official Facebook page, Weier also works at Tom James Company, a longtime outfitter providing custom-tailored clothing for men and women as well as accessories.
Weier spent two years as a nanny before attending cosmetology school. She talked about her experience as a nanny on the Miss Universe website.
"My nanny experience was different than most because the mom was home with me," Weier said. "Sonja Heying needed all the help she could get since she had four boys!"
Weier noted that she looked up to Heying.
"In the two years that I nannied for Sonja, she taught me so much about life, family and myself," the 28-year-old added." I admire her for the amount of time she invests into her family and how much love she has for her boys. I can only hope to be half the mom she is someday!"
Sister, Sister: Weier has a twin
Fans of the former Miss Iowa should know she has a twin sister. Weier was born just three minutes before her twin sister, Kayla. Her twin is an extended learning program teacher at Grant Ragan Elementary in Waukee. Weier has mentioned that she and her sister were often compared to each other growing up.
She struggled with confidence
One might be surprised that the successful cosmetologist and beauty queen struggled with confidence, but she did. Weier said as a young girl, this was a difficult battle to overcome and having a twin sister contributed to that battle.
"As I grew older I realized that no matter how different my sister and I were, people were always going to compare us," she said, according to the Miss Universe website. "As I got older I started to look at what made me special and different from her, instead of looking at what she was better at than me."
While Weier admitted that confidence is a hard thing to develop, she mentioned that time and self-reflection helped mold her into the woman she is today.
"When I start to compare myself to others, I quickly remind myself of the positives in my life, and what makes me special."
"The Bachelor" is scheduled to air at 8 p.m. Jan. 6.