‘The Bachelorette’ Michelle Young Talks Balancing Life
Claire Miles - November 2, 2021

‘The Bachelorette’ is a reality tv show loved by many. But you may be wondering how these women have time for themselves, family, career goals, and more. ABC’s newest bachelorette, Michelle Young, is occupied with reality tv fame and also works as an elementary school teacher. How does she do it all? When we think of reality tv stars, we just assume they’re focused primarily on press tours after press tours, but Young also has to worry about making lesson plans for her students. But the tv star doesn’t have any plans of leaving her life as a teacher anytime soon. Read on to find out how she juggles it all.

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Michelle Young was previously a contestant on Matt James’ season of ‘The Bachelor’ and she was recently in Los Angeles for promotional purposes for Season 18 of ‘The Bachelorette.’ While fulfilling those duties, she was also remotely creating lesson plans for her fifth-grade class. In an interview with Variety, she explains that her students “think it’s cool. They want to know the details and they’re like, ‘We won’t tell anybody!’ I’m like, ‘You sound like reporters!’ Maybe there are some future reporters that I’m seeing in my classroom. But I absolutely love them and would not want to be anywhere else right now.” Not only is she a teacher, but she is also the shows’ third woman of color to lead bringing in welcome diversity.

Michelle Young’s life definitely looks a bit different now that has included tv personality into her schedule. She juggles between being Ms. Young during the week to Michelle Young out of the classroom. Young added, “When I’m at school, I do a really good job with that student/teacher relationship. A lot of the students know that I was on a TV show. Some don’t. They don’t watch it, but their families do, and their parents have been really supportive of it When you are a teacher, you are a role model. Coming into this, I was evaluating if I could do both. But what it came down to is that I know I can be a good person and handle myself in difficult situations and I know that I can stick to who I am. It’s a little uncomfortable at times, but at the same time, I’m embracing the fact that I can be Ms. Young and I can also be Michelle Young.” We wish Michelle luck and can’t wait to see how her love story unfolds.

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