Maurissa Gunn was a contestant on the 24th season of The Bachelor.
She was eliminated in week 1.
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Maurissa is a bold beauty that is ready to find her husband. In high school, Maurissa competed in the Miss Teen USA pageants and was crowned Miss Teen Montana, but she says it was one of the worst times in her life. She was average size for a teenage girl, but the pageant world made her feel insecure about her weight, which lead her to struggle with body image issues. During this time, Maurissa was in a five-year relationship with her high school sweetheart. He was always someone who encouraged Maurissa to feel beautiful, and she thought she was going to marry him. Unfortunately, the two of them had conflicting ideas for the future, and they broke up when Maurissa realized that he did not want to get married as soon as she did. Soon after the breakup, Maurissa moved to Atlanta and stepped up her fitness routine. As of now, Maurissa has lost 80 pounds and wants to keep going! For the last four years, Maurissa has dated around but hasn't found anyone as serious about marriage as she is. She's looking for a man who is fun spirited, but also ready for a commitment, and if she hits it off with Peter right away, she plans on going hard!
- Maurissa recently left the United States for the first time and went on a girl's trip to the Caribbean.
- When Maurissa is feeling confident, she breaks into song.
- Maurissa prefers to surround herself with people who have a more mature outlook on life. All of her best friends are at least 10 years older than her.