Who Is Mykenna Dorn, the 'Bachelor' Contestant With Incredible Facial Expressions?

Mykenna Dorn, one of Peter Weber's contestants on 'The Bachelor,' has inspired a wave of memes.

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As Bachelor Peter Weber starts to narrow down his contestants, (opens in new tab) Bachelor Nation has gravitated towards certain women. (opens in new tab) One that's inspiring some varied reactions—people seem to either really love her or really not—is Mykenna Dorn. In case you're not familiar with the name, think back to the contestant who downed her glass of wine and stalked off to weep to the producers when she didn't get the first impression rose, and who has regularly panicked at every rose ceremony since. Yeah, that one! I like Dorn quite a bit, as someone who also can't conceal the emotions on her face (it's a gift, and also a terrible, terrible curse). And her Instagram bio reads: "CEO of Cringy Wine Dancing," which, I mean, aren't we all? You'll be seeing a lot more of Dorn, so here's what we know. 

She's Canadian.

The 22-year-old fashion blogger hails from British Columbia, according to her show bio (opens in new tab), and is very close to her family. (She's one of those contestants who talks about her grandparents' six-decade marriage and how she hopes to emulate them, which is catnip to Weber.) Her website's currently down for "maintenance (opens in new tab)," but based on an account of what used to be on there (opens in new tab), Dorn's an influencer all the way.

There's also an interesting tidbit about her dating history in her bio: Dorn "has been in one relationship, but she ended it when he became too controlling."

She knows Kaitlyn Bristowe.

One of our all-time favorite Bachelorettes, Kaitlyn Bristowe, is a fan of Dorn's. It's unclear if they knew each other before the show, but they're both Canadian contestants (and, in Bristowe's case, star) on The Bachelor, and Bristowe came to Dorn's 23rd birthday party. Bristowe wrote on Instagram: "One of our better photos @mykennajean."

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She's done well so far.

Dorn has made it past a couple rose ceremonies, and it looks like she'll be one to watch—not just because Weber likes her, but because she makes glorious facial expressions/has incredibly dramatic reactions to everything/really puts everyone else's eyebrows to shame:

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Oh and also, she's drawn some (very apt, IMO) comparisons to Beck from Netflix's You:

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totally see it.

She's been joining in on the fun.

Half of the enjoyment of The Bachelor is the memes, and Dorn even created some of her own:

She also did a whole reaction video to her latest rose ceremony meltdown:

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And her Instagram bio now reads, "I make weird and dramatic faces sometimes..." It seems this season especially that many of the women are really embracing making fun of themselves, and Dorn is really leaning in to her own silliness. I like it! It's refreshing.

Click here (opens in new tab) for everything we know about Weber's contestants and what happens to them this season.

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Katherine’s a Boston-based contributor at Marie Claire who covers fashion, culture, and lifestyle—from “Clueless” to Everlane to news about Lizzo. She’s been a freelancer for 11 years and has had roles with Cosmopolitan and Bustle, with bylines in Parents, Seventeen, and elsewhere. It’s “I go to dinner,” not “Her huge ego,” but she responds to both.