Just FYI, The Bachelor’s Tia Is BFFs With a Former Contestant

With all of the drama that unfolds every episode, you may have forgotten some of the things from episode one. Tia Booth, the Southern beauty who said she is falling for Arie Luyendyk Jr. in episode five, was close to The Bachelor before she was ever cast! Remember Raven Gates from Nick Viall's season and season four of Bachelor in Paradise? Yeah, they're close friends.

Both beauties are from Arkansas and have the accents to prove it! Booth is a 26-year-old physical therapist who already has strong feelings for the race car driver. Unlike Gates, maybe she'll make it to the final rose. But even if she doesn't, there's always a chance to get on Bachelor in Paradise! After all, that's where Gates found her love.

After Booth's one-on-one date with Luyendyk Jr., #BachelorNation has fallen in love with sweet normalcy — which isn't always easy to come by on this show. Her connection with him seems legit, so fingers crossed she gets her happily ever after.