For those of you who watched last week’s Season 7 premiere of The Bachelor, you may have caught a glimpse of Robert Pattinson’s (AP’s) ex-girlfriend, Kristen Stewart. She made a brief appearance as one of the bachelorettes who competed for the attention of bachelor Chris Harrison (Steve Harvey). After failing to secure the men’s affection, she was sent packing by the end of the night — but not before she managed to steal the show (and my heart) with a series of unforgettable performances.
While we’re still in the grips of The Bachelor finale, it’s a good time to take a closer look at Stewart’s background and potential future, both as a girlfriend and as a star.
Kristen Stewart’s Upbringing
Twenty-two-year-old Kristen Stewart was born in Manhattan to Joanne (Jenkins) and the late Donald Stewart. She has an older brother named Tristan (22) and a younger sister named Ruby (20). After graduating from high school, she attended the University of Southern California, where she completed a BFA in film production in 2012. During that time, Stewart worked as a production assistant on various films, including The Great Gatsby and Snow White And The Huntsman.
In 2014, Stewart moved to London to continue her education. While in the U.K., she worked as an assistant to a fashion photographer and landed a spot on the cover of Vogue. In late 2015, she returned to Los Angeles and began working on her own fashion projects. In 2016, Stewart opened up about her private life for the first time, sharing details about her love life and her struggles with addiction. In December 2016, she appeared in a series of commercials for American Express — her first acting role. Most notably, she starred in a series of commercials for Diet Coke, where she played a bartender and offered up some witty banter as she handed out drinks.
The Bachelor: The Game
Let’s get back to The Bachelor for a moment. The season finale of The Bachelor airs on Monday nights, and it always features a group of beautiful women competing for the affection of bachelor Chris Harrison (Steve Harvey). Over the course of the season, these women will undergo multiple romantic entanglements and cross-generational pairings. And at the end, only one woman will remain and win the heart of the bachelor.
In the meantime, the other bachelorettes try to help the selected contestant win over Harrison by showering him with gifts and attention — and sometimes, this involves an act of sabotage. It’s a game, and like any game, there are rules. The contestants must follow a set of guidelines to secure victory.
Here are the rules of The Bachelor:
- The women must abide by the decisions of the bachelor
- No physical contact is allowed between the women
- No cheating (especially on Tinder)
- The women are free to engage in conversation with members of the opposite sex
- No stealing kisses
- The women are free to express their opinions, but only through answers to questions
- The contestants’ outfits must match in color and theme
- The women are free to accept or decline gifts
In short, it’s a pretty straightforward game. You have a chance to shine as the bachelor’s (well, Harvey’s) choice — and if you manage to snag the hearts of the women, you win. If not, you’ve still got a chance to make a good impression and secure a second date with one of the bachelorettes. And yes, sometimes, this involves a little bit of sabotage — but it’s all for the best, right?
Kristen Stewart’s Stylish Streak
One of the things I love most about Stewart is her style. From her early appearances on Instagram, it’s clear that she’s a big fan of fashion. Her feed is a reflection of this — from cool celebrity style shots to behind-the-scenes glimpses of her on set. Additionally, in 2016, Stewart launched a clothing line named After Party — and as expected, her style is an eclectic mix of old and new. It features cool retro gear like puffer jackets and leather accessories alongside modern staples like fur and leopard print.
But it’s not just about dressing creatively and accessorizing. It’s also about the way she carries herself. For those of you who follow fashion on social media, you’ll know what I mean. Stewart doesn’t just wear trendy clothes — she wears them with panache. She oozes style and confidence, and it’s something that I’ve always admired.
Is Kristen Stewart The One?
Now, let’s get back to that elusive question: is Kristen Stewart The One? Is she the girl you propose to and she accepts your proposal without a moment’s hesitation? Or is she the kind of woman you meet and you realize that you’re better off remaining friends?
In my opinion, Stewart is the kind of woman you meet and you realize that you’re better off remaining friends. You can enjoy each other’s company without the pressure of expecting anything more. She’s the kind of woman you want to be with for the rest of your life — not because you think you’re finally going to ‘have sex’ with her, but because you genuinely enjoy spending time together. She makes you feel safe and comfortable in a way none of the other bachelors did. You can be yourself around her, and she doesn’t judge you.
As for the rest of the bachelors… well, you’re going to have to watch the show to find out. Chris Harrison will eventually choose one woman to marry. For those of you who are curious, here’s a spoiler about the ending of The Bachelor:
After Chris Harrison hands out his final rose to the winner, he reveals that she’s been chosen because she was the most compatible with him. He then escrows their wedding date and gives them his blessing. While the finale may leave you feeling satisfied and content, it’s not exactly the happy ending that you may have envisioned for yourself. It’s a sweet moment, but one that I think we can all agree that it’s not what we wanted to see.
To be able to wrap this up, I think it’s important to stress that this is all opinion and speculation. What we do know for sure is that Kristen Stewart has a bright future ahead of her. She’s not only earned the right to be a one-woman woman but she deserves it. She’s a survivor, and she’s proved time and time again that she’s more than capable of handling anything that comes her way. She may not have found ‘the one’ yet, but she’ll find someone. She’ll deserve it.