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Trista Sutter

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Trista Nicole Sutter (née Rehn) (born October 28, 1972 in Indianapolis, Indiana)[1] was the runner-up on season 1 of the ABC reality television show 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 Vail, Colorado
Spouse(s) Ryan Sutter (m. 2003)
Children 2
Parent(s) Stan and Roseanne Rehn

Trista has also appeared on ABC's Dancing with the Stars and NBC's Fear Factor.[2]


The BachelorEdit

Trista 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 Trista in the show's finale.[3]

The BacheloretteEdit

After her appearance on The Bachelor, Trista 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, Trista 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.

Trista 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.

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

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

In 2014, Trista and Ryan appeared on the program Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars.

In 2015, Trista and Ryan were contestants in Bachelor Fan Favorites Week on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.

In 2015, Trista and Ryan 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 now live in Eagle County, Colorado.[9]


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