Spoilers for The Bachelor. In the run-up to Peter Weber's epic Bachelor season, a few contestants are already getting buzz. One of them is Madison Prewett, who hails from Alabama—kind of like Hannah Brown, should Weber have a type!—and is yet another pageant contestant in a season where there are many. Not much else is known so far (which makes sense, since it's early on), but a bit of sleuthing reveals what little we do know about Prewett. (We'll update as we learn more.) So who is Prewett, and why are early spoilers telling us she'll be an important part of Weber's season?
She's from Alabama.
Prewett's Instagram account lists her as a budding photographer. Prewett competed in Miss Alabama Teen USA, much like a number of other contestants this season. She also, hilariously, won an episode of The Price is Right by correctly guessing the price of various food items from the grocery and winning $8,000 (whoa! She understands TV and the nuances of game shows!). She says she saved the majority of her winnings. She even shared some of the footage on her Instagram:
We also know she's religious and family-oriented. Her father, Chad Prewett, is the Auburn basketball coach and occasionally posts photos of his family. Now we know Madison graduated in 2018:
And that Prewett's super close to her mom and the rest of her family.
She is a virgin—and it's a plot point on the show.
In a move that is already making me feel tired, we're going to see an allusion to Prewett's virginity in the premiere:
Considering that Colton Underwood's season was all about his virginity and the sexual status of his contestants (ugh), I was really hoping we wouldn't be going there this season. I suspect the producers already know this and will hopefully handle it in a different way, but be prepared for this to be a thing. My thinking is that this particular topic shouldn't be a big deal, but we know this season's drama is intense and that things might get a little ugly.
Her Instagram is public again.
Because the show has wrapped, Prewett is now back and public on Instagram. And unfortunately, this means she's gotten into a bit of off-show drama regarding this Instagram post about her and Weber's one-on-one date:
So let's break it down. Instagram account @BachSleuthers spotted a comment that Prewett had made on her own post, which read, "Beautiful date Madi. You are so genuine and real ❤️." Fans subsequently speculated that Prewett had created a fan account for herself and then just forgotten to sign into it before making the comment (GAH, and also, I would bet large sums of money that other contestants do the same thing.). Her friends rushed to her defense, saying her sister had access to and probably posted from her account.
A friend then weighed in, saying, "Oops. Thought I wrote that comment about being real & genuine from my account but was logged into Madi’s from when she got back from filming. Don’t hate me @madiprew." Prewett responded, “hahahaha you’re good. It happens love youuuu.” (Does it? That's never happened to me...) And NOW it looks as though Prewett might have deleted the exchange, so none of that is currently on her account. But fans screenshotted the initial comment:
Which is pretty cringey but also fairly relatable. Prewett's young, and there's a ton of scrutiny on her right now for doing so well on the show. Other than this snafu, Prewett has been fairly low-key on social media (beyond making plane jokes and making a Twitter account shortly after the season ended). Earlier, we discovered her nickname is "Madi":
And you should definitely be watching her account, because there's probably a lot more to come from her. Prewett will be one of at least two contestants from Alabama this season; Sydney Hightower went to high school with Hannah Brown.
There's not a ton of info out about her Bachelor run.
Much like Weber himself when he was on Hannah Brown's Bachelorette season, Prewett hasn't had any rumors of on-screen drama that I've seen. This is in direct contrast to a number of other bachelorettes this season—apparently it's some of the most intense infighting the show's ever seen—but the fact that Prewett is a pageant alum might mean she gets drawn into some of the conflict. She's a bit of this season's dark horse: The contestant who does really well, but quietly and perhaps in the background of some of the other craziness. Because Weber himself was a dark horse, their personality types might be very aligned.
She makes it to the top four.
Surprise! Prewett is absolutely one to watch this season, because she makes it to the top four this season:
Also intriguing? We also learned that her father apparently didn't give permission for Weber to propose when the two sat down during hometown dates. WHOA. This feels like Cassie Randolph from Underwood's season all over again. We also happen to know that Weber's season ends weirdly and that, in fact, it may not yet be over. There might still be drama to come even after the finale, so be sure to watch this space and this face:
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