Hailey is a 23-year-old photographer from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The blonde beauty will be vying for Bachelor Nick Viall's heart when the show premieres Monday, January 2 at 8PM ET/PT on ABC.
Nick will be looking for the love of his life after three failed stints on The Bachelor spinoffs.
Nick fell for a Canadian woman before in Kaitlyn Bristowe on her season of The Bachelorette, so maybe Hailey has a good shot to win his heart if she has a similar personality.
Below is a list of six facts Reality TV World has compiled about Hailey Merkt:
- Hailey has a whopping seven tattoos: Dots on her fingers, a heart on her collar bone, the word "Hank" on her forearm, flowers behind her ear, a poppy on her ankle, the letter "M" on her elbow, and finally a bobby pin on her wrist.
- The bachelorette has a phobia of butterflies and jumping bugs.
- Her favorite author is Dr. Seuss because he's an inventor who makes up words when he can't find the right ones to describe or explain something.
- Hailey doesn't consider herself a romantic. While passionate and intense at times, she's not into making out and being sang to.
- Hailey's greatest achievement to date is traveling to China to build schools and teach in orphanages.
- She loves Sheryl Crow, 90s rock, alternative and hip-hop when it comes to music.
To see pictures of all of this season's 30 bachelorettes, click here, or for their Night 1 arrivals, click here. And to check out a gallery of Nick's hottest and sexiest photos, click here.
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