Warning: Minor spoilers ahead for “The Bachelor” season 21.
On the third episode of “The Bachelor,” Nick Viall chooses to have a one-on-one with a gorgeous brunette who caught his eye on night one — Vanessa Grimaldi.
Grimaldi and Viall had a zero-gravity date aboard an aeroplane, which hit turbulence when Grimaldi got motion sickness and threw up. Still, Viall comforted Grimaldi and the pair drove off into the distance and to a great dinner on top of a building together, even bringing Viall to tears.
But drama resurfaced later when Viall was questioned by Grimaldi of what he’s really looking for.
“I guess I question what your intentions are, because what we had the other night was really special,” she told him. “[Your behaviour with Corinne] was enough for me to question are you looking for a wife, or are you looking for someone to f— around with.”
Drama aside, it’s clear from the chemistry between Viall and Grimaldi that she’s one to watch. Here’s what we know about the new frontrunner.
1. She’s Canadian.
Grimaldi’s hometown is Montreal, Canada. She’s pretty proud of her native country, even wearing a Moutie — themed onesie in a recent Instagram shot.
2. She’s a special education teacher.
As she mentioned in her intro, Grimaldi works with kids who have special needs.
“I love what I do, I have the privilege of being a special needs teacher,” she said. “It’s probably one of the most rewarding jobs. My students definitely teach me a lot. Every morning, they greet you with a smile and they appreciate every moment you spend with them.”
“I can honestly say I was put here to be a teacher and be a mum,” she added.
3. She’s close to her family.
Grimaldi’s Instagram is filled with pictures of her nephew and a few photos of her recently departed grandfather. She also has two siblings, a sister, and a brother.
She also mentioned that her family’s opinion is “very important” her. “I respect my family’s opinions as they usually are right in the end,” she wrote on her “Bachelor” questionnaire.
4. She can speak three languages, including French and Italian.
Grimaldi is 100% Italian and grew up speaking the language with her family. She also speaks fluent French, and introduced herself to Viall on night one by speaking in French.
“I learned English and French in school, and growing up we always spoke Italian,” she explained in her intro.
5. She’s an actress.
Grimaldi has an IMDb page that credits her in films including “Being Human,” “Blue Mountain State,” and “Ascension.”
She has also co-hosted “GameLoft” podcasts and videos, which you can still watch on YouTube.
6. She’s going to make it pretty far on the show.
If “The Bachelor” blogger and expert Reality Steve is to be believed (and he is), then Vanessa will make it very, very far in the show.
I won’t spoil just how far, but you can spoil yourself if you head to Reality Steve’s website.
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