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Trista Sutter

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Trista Nicole Sutter (born Trista Nicole Rehn on October 28, 1972, in Indianapolis, Indiana)[1] was the runner-up on season 1 of The Bachelor before becoming the star of the first season of its companion show, The Bachelorette.

Trista Sutter
Born Trista Nicole Rehn
(1972-10-28) October 28, 1972 (age 45)
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
Residence Eagle County, Colorado
Spouse(s) Ryan Sutter (m. 2003)

Maxwell Alston Sutter (born on July 2007)

Blakesley Sutter (born on April 2009)
Parent(s) Stan and Roseanne Rehn

Sutter has also appeared on Dancing with the Stars and Fear Factor.[2]


The BachelorEdit

Rehn appeared as a contestant on season 1 of ABC's The Bachelor. She finished runner-up after bachelor Alex Michel selected Amanda Marsh as the winner ahead of Rehn in the show's finale.[3]

The BacheloretteEdit

After her appearance on The Bachelor, Rehn was selected to be featured in the gender-reversed spin-off, The Bachelorette. She chose Ryan Sutter as the winner, and the couple were married on December 6, 2003. They were paid US$1 million by ABC[4] for affording the network the right to televise their wedding ceremony, which was broadcast as the finale of a three-episode special called Trista & Ryan's Wedding. The miniseries, filmed at "The Lodge" luxury resort in Rancho Mirage, California,[5] drew over 26 million viewers, making it one of the most-widely viewed episodes in the history of reality television.[citation needed] As of 2016, Sutter resides in Vail, Colorado with Ryan and their two children, Max and Blakesley.[6] She has come to be referred to as the "Godmother" of the Bachelorette.

Television appearancesEdit

Under her birth name, Rehn was a Miami Heat cheerleader in the early 2000s.

Rehn appeared opposite actor Jason Alexander in a KFC commercial. She also has appeared in country music singer Brad Paisley's music video "Celebrity" in 2003 with Alexander, Little Jimmy Dickens, and William Shatner.

In 2005 she made a guest appearance on an episode of NBC's Fear Factor, cheering on Ryan Sutter, who was a contestant.

Sutter was a contestant on season one of the television show Dancing with the Stars.

On June 10, 2011, the Sutters appeared in a Hands Only CPR PSA campaign from the American Heart Association and the Ad Council.[7]

In 2014, the Sutters appeared on the program Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars.

In 2015, the Sutters were contestants in Bachelor Fan Favorites Week on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.

In 2015, the Sutters appeared in a pilot for Rocky Mountain Reno, a home renovation show; the pilot aired on HGTV.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

The Sutters and their two children live in Eagle County, Colorado.[9]


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  3. ^ "Pressure's on the 'Bachelorette'". November 25, 2002. Archived from the original on June 19, 2004. 
  4. ^ "The Bachelorette's $1M Wedding Gift". Archived from the original on 2012-07-21. Retrieved 2010-07-27. 
  5. ^ Bruce, Leslie (January 13, 2012). "Where to Sleep and Dine During the Palm Springs Film Festival". The Hollywood Reporter. Los Angeles: Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 21, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Trista Sutter". 
  7. ^ AOL Video's "You've Got" Series
  8. ^ "Rocky Mountain Reno". Retrieved 2017-08-27. 
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-07-14. Retrieved 2014-07-09. 

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