12 Things You Didn’t Know About Bachelorette Becca Kufrin

  
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10. She Loves Love

The 27-year-old may have had her heart broken on national television but anyone who watched the finale and the After the Final Rose special of The Bachelor know that Kufrin handled the situation with dignity and class. While many would think she would be a bit jaded when it came to finding love on reality TV, Kufrin said she is ready to put her whole heart back out there. “The breakup, it was a while ago. And so I’ve moved on from that,” she admitted. “My heart is in the right place. I know what I want. I’m ready for it. And so, I mean, even just meeting the guys tonight just gives me so much hope for what’s to come. And so I’m ready, I’m excited. I know all of the love I have to give.”

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9. Family Tragedy

Becca gets a lot of her strength and dignity from her family, who has been through a lot over the years. In September of 2009, Becca lost her father to brain cancer when he was just 66 years old, after initially being diagnosed in 2004. Steve Kufrin worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and was affectionately referred to as “Buckshot” or “Koof” by friends, and now Becca uses “Koof” in her Twitter and Instagram handles. Unfortunately, cancer struck the Kufrin family again when Becca’s mother, Jill, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Luckily, after two major surgeries in 2015, Jill Kufrin is now in remission.

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