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Michelle Anne Young was a contestant on the 25th season of The Bachelor.

She arrived in week 3. She was the runner-up after Matt James sent her home during the night portion of her last chance date.

She was announced as the bachelorette for the 18th season of The Bachelorette on March 15, 2021.

Personal life[]

She met Nayte Olukoya on her season of The Bachelorette and ultimately accepted his proposal. They announced their split on June 17, 2022.

She is in a relationship with Jack Leius.


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Michelle is a former Division I basketball player who now, in her elementary school teacher job, focuses on preparing her students to be the next generation of community leaders. Admittedly, she is an overworker and says she is here because she is ready to find love and a man with whom to start a family. As a partner, she describes herself as loyal, compassionate and supportive, and shows love through acts of service. Her dream man is confident but not cocky and will look at her as his equal in all things. When Michelle’s not working, she loves to spend time with friends hiking and wine tasting. She is very adventurous in life and in appetite; she says that all of her favorite restaurants are local food trucks. Michelle has big dreams for the future and says she wants a man by her side that is supportive and driven to make the world a better place. She is looking for the superman to her superwoman and says that, together, she hopes that she and Matt can fall in love and change the world.

  • Former Division I basketball player.
  • A catch phrase QUEEN.
  • Enjoys ice cream taste testing.