Meet Jenn Tran, the star of season 21 of 'The Bachelorette'

Jenn Tran on the season 28 finale of "The Bachelor."
Jenn Tran on the season 28 finale of "The Bachelor."John Fleenor/Disney
  • Jenn Tran stars on season 21 of "The Bachelorette."

  • She competed on season 28 of "The Bachelor" and is a physician assistant student.

  • Here's everything to know about Jenn's life outside of the reality TV franchise.

Jenn Tran didn't find love with Joey Graziadei on season 28 of "The Bachelor," but she's getting a second chance at romance as the star of the latest season of "The Bachelorette."

Tran, a 26-year-old physician assistant student based in Miami, was announced as the leading lady of season 21 of "The Bachelorette" in June, making her the first Asian-American woman to lead the spinoff.

"I feel so, so grateful and so honored to be the first Asian Bachelorette in this franchise," she said during the "After the Final Rose" segment following the "Bachelor" finale. "Growing up, I've always wanted to see Asian representation on TV and I feel like it was really sparse."

"To be here today sitting in this position being like, I am going to lead my own love story, I am going to be the main character in my story — I just can't help but think of how many people I'm inspiring and how many lives I am changing," Jenn, whose family is Vietnamese, added.

Although Bachelor Nation got to know Jenn a bit on "The Bachelor," she teased that there's "a lot that you don't know about me yet."

"But you're just gonna have to watch to see," she said.

Ahead of the season 21 premiere, here's what to know about Jenn.

She put her career on hold in order to appear on 'The Bachelor'

Jenn graduated from the University of Wisconsin—Madison in May 2020 with a bachelor's degree in molecular biology. During her time at the university, she served as the Red Dress Chairman for Alpha Phi Foundation and organized a fundraising gala that raised more than $30,000 for women's cardiovascular health.

According to her LinkedIn profile, she plans to pursue a career as a physician assistant. But her goals shifted when she was cast on ABC's hit reality TV show.

As Jenn explained in a video posted on Instagram in February, she didn't drop out of school in order to compete on "The Bachelor." Instead, she asked her school for permission and was able to come to an agreement regarding her two-and-a-half-year program.

Jenn loves traveling

Jenn has traveled the world and documented her experiences on Instagram. She's visited places like Greece, Italy, and the Bahamas.

She fosters cats and kittens

In January, Jenn posted a series of photos on Instagram showing the cats she fostered in 2023, from striped ginger felines to all-black kittens. Her newest foster cat is a black kitten that she's named Peter Parker.

Jenn is a Swiftie

Jenn attended one of Taylor Swift's concerts at Gillette Stadium in Massachusetts in May as part of the musician's Eras Tour.

She's seen the Jonas Brothers in concert, too. Per her "Bachelor" bio, Shawn Mendes' music regularly makes her cry.

"The Bachelorette" season 21 premieres on Monday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. Episodes stream the next day on Hulu.

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