‘Bachelor’ Contestant Bekah Martinez’s Mom Reported Her Missing While She Was Filming the Show
Talk about major Bachelor drama — and not one related to a group date. It turns out that once filming for this season of The Bachelor began, contestant Bekah Martinez’s mom reported her daughter missing, and Martinez remained on a missing person’s list until earlier this week, when a Bachelor Nation fan pointed out to her local newspaper that Martinez has, in fact, been on the show and not missing at all.
Humboldt County, California’s North Coast Journal published a listing of missing persons earlier this week. The county has the highest rate of active missing persons reports in the state of California, and when they released their list, dubbed “The Humboldt 35,” they asked readers if anyone on the list looked familiar. Lo and behold, there was Martinez, as spotted by Amy Bonner O’Brien on the journal’s Facebook posting.
Public Information Officer Samantha Karges investigated the suggestion that the missing person was a contestant on the reality show. “Martinez had reportedly come to Humboldt County to work on a marijuana farm,” Karages told the NCJ in a statement. “Her mother hadn’t heard from her since November 12, 2017.”
MOM. how many times do I have to tell you I don’t get cell service on The Bachelor?? https://t.co/iYnxQCIZBt
— bekah martinez ♡ (@whats_ur_sign_) February 2, 2018
For her part, Martinez is taking it in stride, jokingly tweeting to her mother the reminder that contestants on the show don’t get cellphone usage. “MOM. how many times do I have to tell you I don’t get cell service on The Bachelor??” she quipped, adding, “Honestly the scariest thing about this story is that my efforts to conceal The Worst Drivers License Photo Of All Time have been thwarted.”
Fans of the show commented on the Facebook page of the NCJ once the story broke, noting that Martinez has been active on social media in the last few weeks.
Whether Martinez’s mom just forgot or never knew her daughter was heading off to a reality show hasn’t actually been answered. We’re still waiting on that part of this weird puzzle.
What do you make of Bekah’s mom reporting her missing? Let us know @BritandCo!
(photo via Craig Sjodin/ABC)
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
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Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
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The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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