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Flashback Friday Feature: Kiptyn Locke

When I first had the idea for Flashback Friday Features I wanted to focus on all the charitable work I knew past contestants were doing. I was aware that there were a wide array of charities and that many of them had started their own organizations, but some of them literally dedicate themselves completely. Today’s guest exemplifies that level of commitment in a manner that is nothing short of amazing (drink). Whether you remember him as the lovable California surfer from Jillian Harris’ season of The Bachelorette, or the fair-minded, loyal friend from Bachelor Pad, it’s clear that Kiptyn Locke is one of the good guys.




1.What was your favorite experience while on the Bachelorette or Bachelor Pad?

I feel like one would expect something from Hawaii or Spain here. Honestly, though, one of my favorite memories was snow shoeing at Emerald Lake (Alberta, Canada). On the final group date of our season. The guys and Jillian were all having a blast. I grew up around the ocean with sun and surf, so running around in the snow was a fun new experience. Emerald Lake was stunning as well.

Surfing - Oxnard

2.What was the most difficult aspect of being on the show?

Initially, getting used to cameras being around and adjusting to all the things that go into a TV show being made. Pretty foreign to my prior life experiences. Overall, not being able to communicate with my friends, family and the closest people in my life.

3.How did the experience of filming Bachelor Pad differ from your Bachelorette
experience? Was it easier/harder/more or less fun?

I’d have to say Bachelorette was more fun than Bachelor Pad. With Bachelor Pad you’ve got people who are already friends, put into a competitive situation where everyone is second-guessing everything each person is doing. I’m generally very trusting, and being in that situation was pretty uncomfortable. I’m hoping in future seasons of Bachelor Pad the Bachelor producers will have a better understanding of the show they’re trying to make and put it together better.


4.What unexpected thing happened as a result of being on these shows?
Friends? A new way of looking at things?

This is one of those “all of the above” answers. So much has gone on since the show and I’m incredibly appreciative for and in love with the life I have. I’ve met some amazing people from all over the spectrum and each of these people in one way or another affect/shape the way you think and live. Of the greatest impact is definitely the increased support for my philanthropic ventures.

Kiptyn & Tenley with Ali & Roberto

5.What are you working on now?

I’m working with the same three companies that I was involved with before the shows. I’m also working on creating a new online business that has a charitable focus. Recently a couple new show ideas have been presented to Tenley and me, but I’m not sure where any of these conversations are going. For me, I’m just keeping my focus on my business and upcoming projects in the charitable or health and fitness space.

Kiptyn & Tenley on ET Emmy Party Red Carpet

6.What charities have you supported? Have you teamed up with any other
past contestants for charity projects?

Wow, in the last couple years I’ve supported a few dozen or more different causes. The charities I’m most regularly involved with include Cystic Fibrosis Foundation , and Cancer Angels of San Diego ,a non-profit my mother that I’m on the board of.

I’ve been working with the band Switchfoot for seven years now. The beneficiary for the Seventh Annual Switchfoot Bro-Am is Stand Up for Kids. We’ve worked with Stand Up for Kids for four years.

Presenting at the Classy Awards - honoring non-profits and volunteers

A number of different Bachelor contestants have joined in supporting events. It’s pretty amazing because so many of them have their own causes they already support. I think we all try to help each other with our respective charitable ventures.

After School All Stars Dodgeball Group

Also, the Bachelor Franchise started “Bachelor Gives Back” in late 2009 so at least a coupe times a year they pull past contestants together to support causes. I’ve done a few events with them as well.

Speed Round:

1. Take out or dine out? Dine out.  (I love cooking too.)

2. Plain or peanut? Peanut.

3. Coke or Pepsi? Neither, generally. If either, Coke.

4. Beach or lake? Beach!

5. Breast or thigh? Breast.

6. Pajamas or nothing? Nothing. (Pending temperature or company.)

7. Out to the movies or home with the DVR? DVR lately.

8. Popcorn or Twizzlers? Popcorn.

9. Fancy restaurant or local diner? Favorite local diner.

10. Chocolate or vanilla? Chocolate. (With the peanut from question 2. Mmmm.)

11. Power to fly or power to be invisible? Invisible.

12. Boxers or briefs? Boxer briefs.

Give Back Hollywood Red Carpet


Flashback Friday Feature: Peyton Wright

This week’s installment of Flashback Friday features an amazing alumnus from not one, but two Bachelor-related franchises. Longtime viewers of The Bachelor will remember her from Andy Baldwin’s season, newer fans will recall her more recent appearance on Bachelor Pad. Regardless of where you may have seen her first, odds are you think of her as the sweet, down-to-earth Texas gal. While she may not have made an ideal connection on either season, the show is responsible for bringing her together with her current love.  Without further ado, let’s catch up with the lovely Peyton Wright.





1.What was your favorite experience while on the Bachelor or Bachelor Pad?
The drag racing date on Bachelor Pad was my favorite experience. It was
something I have never done before and I love new adventures. I am a dare
2.What was the most difficult aspect of being on the show?
It was a challenge to be cut off from the outside world. I talk to my family
almost every day so that was tough for me.
3.How did the experience of filming Bachelor Pad differ from your Bachelor
experience? Was it easier/harder/more or less fun?
Bachelor Pad was completely different from Bachelor. It was easier to relax
and have a good time because we had been there before. It was hard because
we didn’t know what to expect. Having guys and girls in the same house was
much more fun. We didn’t have as much catty female drama because the guys
really kept it mellow.  Competing for money was much more realistic than
competing for a man and we all really had a good time. I loved Bachelor
Pad!! We had the greatest group to test the waters for the first season.
4.What unexpected thing happened as a result of being on these shows?
Friends? A new way of looking at things?
My season of Bachelor was 4 years ago so I wasn’t a name people really
remembered. I was not a part of the reunions or trips so I thought I would
be completely outcast from the existing groups of friends. I was so wrong! I
made the most wonderful friends and really have such respect for all of my
cast mates. When you watch the show, you only get to see a glimpse into our
lives. I was so surprised and loved getting to know more than what I saw
about these people on television. It taught me not to be so quick to judge
and there is more to a person than a first impression. I also ended up
meeting my boyfriend and love of my life in a round about way because of the
show. Jesse Beck introduced me to Chris Lambton and I have never been so
5.What are you working on now?
After the show, I immediately went back to work as a Sales Rep for Varsity.
I sell cheer and dance apparel in east Texas.
6.What charities have you supported? Have you teamed up with any other
past contestants for charity projects?
My sorority, Tri Delta, entered into a partnership with St. Jude Children’s
Research Center  ( http://www.stjude.org/waystohelp )to coincide with our philanthropy when I was at University
of Tennessee. We did a letter writing campaign and a golf tournament to
support the hospital. Each year we raised around $50,000!! When I graduated
I went on to work for Tri Delta’s Executive Office as a traveling consultant
and then Marketing Coordinator. As a member of the marketing team, I was
responsible for our partnership with St. Jude and encouraging all chapters
to create their own events that would raise as much money as possible. I was
able to visit the hospital several times and had the honor of meeting many
children and families who were patients. Each had such a wonderful story and
they were all so grateful for St. Jude. As a patient of the hospital, you
are not required to pay anything that your insurance doesn’t cover. The main
focus is the child and finding a way to cure their disease. Hope is the
theme and you can see it in every child as you walk the halls. It is not a
sad place. Everyone is very happy and the staff is so uplifting!


Speed round

1. Take out or dine out? Dine in
2. Plain or peanut? Peanut
3. Coke or Pepsi? Coke
4. Beach or lake? Beach
5. Cake or frosting? Cake
6. Heels or flats? Flats
7. Out to the movies or home with the DVR? DVR
8. Popcorn or Twizzlers? Twizzlers
9. Fancy restaurant or favorite local diner? Local diner
10. Chocolate or vanilla? Vanilla
11. Power to fly or power to be invisible? Invisible
12. Armani suit or t-shirt and jeans? T-shirt and jeans