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Melissa "Mel" Taevin was a contestant on the 1st season of The Bachelor: Listen to Your Heart.

She was eliminated in week 2.


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Brought up in the Midwest, Mel was adopted from Seoul, Korea, with her two younger siblings. This indie-rock chick grew up singing at her church and attended Bethel University. Realizing that music was her true passion, she enrolled at Berklee College of Music where she studied songwriting and performance arts. When it comes to love, Mel truly dislikes the modern dating world and claims that she’s not easy to fall in love with. While she hates the existence of dating apps, Mel is excited to find love in a unique way and finally swipe right.

  • Fun Facts:
    • Mel does a great “Seinfeld” impression as an icebreaker.
    • She used to skip class to watch John Mayer videos.
    • Stevie Nicks is her biggest inspiration.