When contestant Bekah Martinez left The Bachelor this November, she headed up to a friend’s weed farm in the mountains for some much needed R&R. Unfortunately, she was also without phone service, leading her mother to file a missing person report. That Martinez was technically a missing person didn’t become common knowledge until early February, but it still alarmed fans of the show who knew she was alive and tweeting. On Monday night, Bekah went on Jimmy Kimmel Live to prove she is okay and explain exactly what happened.
First of all, Bekah wants to clear up some misconceptions. She didn’t tell her mom she was going to a weed farm just to sneak off and sit in a jacuzzi with Arie. She went on a vacation after she was eliminated.
“A lot of people thought I lied to my mother, saying I was on a farm when really I was on The Bachelor,” Bekah explains. “But no, I had already been eliminated from the show. I just decided to go up to the mountains with some friends for a couple weeks, and I was there for six or seven days without phone service.”
The “mountains” was a weed farm, but she wasn’t working there, just chilling. She’s still a nanny! She says she’d told her mom she would have cell service, but the mountain was too high for data to reach the top. After about a week, Bekah says she got a strong feeling she should head back down and check in. Her mother had already panicked the day before and called the feds.
A somewhat hilarious detail that slips through is that Bekah has wanted to be on the show for years, but had expected to win the heart of Peter, not Scottsdale’s hottest 35-year-old real estate dawg, Arie Luyendyk Jr. Nice to know that Bekah was as disappointed to see Arie as we were.