Although she did not last all that long, Natalie Getz is one of the more memorable contestants to come out of Jason Mesnick‘s season of The Bachelor. Since calling Jason out for sending her home, the former Hooters waitress has appeared on another reality show, but ultimately kept a low profile, focusing on her career in retail. Jason, on the other hand, is a little more public with his life, although it seems pretty normal. He famously married his runner up and has two kids.
After Natalie and Jason went on a one-on-one date in the second week of The Bachelor, he picked up the rose to talk to her about his feelings. Natalie must have assumed this meant he was going to give it to her, because when he didn’t, she was pretty offended, and let him know. On the car ride back to the airport, Natalie did not hold back. “He’s an idiot,” she complained. “He’s probably intimidated by me. I mean, like, just because he’s ‘Jason’ what did he want me to do [be] like ‘Oh, Jason’?”
Jason Mesnick is now famous in the Bachelor fandom for being the first to back out of his engagement and choose his runner-up (Arie Luyendyk, Jr. and Peter Weber have since followed). Although he gained infamy for dumping Melissa Rycroft on live TV and then choosing Molly Maleney, it seems to have worked out for him: The two have been married for a decade and have a daughter named Riley together, in addition to Jason’s son, Tyler, from a previous relationship.
After appearing on The Bachelor, the producers must have thought that Natalie’s fiery personality would continue to make for good TV, so they had her back for Bachelor Pad for its very first season. She teamed up with David Good from Jillian Harris’ season of The Bachelorette. And they did make good TV: The pair were definitely the villains of the season, making their negative feelings toward other contestants clear, but eventually winning the grand prize of $125,000 each. After the show, they broke up.
Since Bachelor Pad, Natalie has kept it relatively quiet: Her Instagram account is set to private and she does not seem to be very active on Twitter. She had a brief stint as an entertainment writer for SheKnows.com, where she was the resident Bachelorette recap writer, but has not contributed since 2013. Since 2017, she has been a Talent Acquisition Partner at Gucci in Beverly Hills. Before that, she held a similar position at Michael Kors.
You can see Natalie on The Bachelor on Netflix.