Trista Sutter may have been the first ever chosen to be The Bachelorette, but she’s still a total legend. Not only was she the first female lead, but she was also the first person from the television show to actually get married to someone from the show! It’s been a while since she’s been on the show, but she’ll always be revered.
From what she did before her time on reality TV to her big money-making decision, here are five fast facts you need to know about the former Bachelorette!
Prior to her time on both The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, Sutter was actually a dancer for the Miami Heat basketball team!
The First Ever
Sutter became the first Bachelorette ever following her time on The Bachelor, where she was the first runner up. She ended up picking Ryan Sutter at the end of her season, and the two have been together ever since. The success of her initial season pretty much insured that The Bachelorette franchise was here to stay.
The couple was given a whopping $1 million by ABC to televise their wedding. The two reality television stars got married in California in 2003 and the episode garnered 26 million viewers.
Following her time on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, Sutter competed on the first ever season of Dancing With the Stars. She was partnered with Louis Van Amstel but they were, unfortunately, the first couple eliminated.
Since getting married in 2003, the Sutters have resided in Vail, Colorado. The couple has had two children — a son named Max and a daughter named Blakesley.