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THIS New Bachelor Nation Beauty Has A 'Swift' Secret!

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By Taylor Hodgkins on January 27, 2023 at 5:30 PM EST

''Cause when you're fifteen, somebody's gonna tell you they love Taylor Swift...''

Okay, those aren't quite the lyrics to Swift's smash-hit "Fifteen" from 2008's "Fearless," but in 'Bachelor' contestant Christina Mandrell's case, she could resonate with them!

Bachelor Nation was introduced to Mandrell during the "After The Final Rose" announcement, revealing Zach Shallcross would be the next 'Bachelor!' Mandrell set herself apart from Shallcross' other contestants for her determination to bring the party to the Bachelor Mansion during the season premiere; she and Shallcross got to know one another through some giggles (and smooches!) on night one!

The mom-of-one is no stranger to being in the spotlight; Mandrell's aunt is Barbara Mandrell of The Mandrell Sisters!

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Christina's Nashville roots have also led her to rub shoulders with a notable music sensation with Nashville ties. Read out to find out more!

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Mandrell, 27, knows a thing or two about making an impression! When she wasn't competing for Shallcross' heart, she works hard as a content creator.

As she broke out to make a name for herself, Mandrell's early showbiz connections are a popular culture fanatic's dream! According to Bustle, Mandrell rubbed elbows with Miley Cyrus on the set of the "Hannah Montana" movie, where she was an extra. She also signed with The Block modeling Agency that same year, in 2008.

Mandrell has also embraced her musical roots by appearing in music videos for a number of country music artists; according to the outlet, she has been in videos from both Florida Georgia Line and Cole Swindell.

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Before she was a 'Bachelor' babe, Mandrell also made a name for herself as a blogger. She penned posts pertaining to all of her big life moments, including new motherhood and life as a newlywed. (Mandrell's daughter, Blakely, was born in 2016. Blakely's father, and Mandrell's now ex-husband remain in the picture; she has regularly documented their co-parenting experience)

Writing blog posts naturally morphed into an exploration into influencer culture for Mandrell, as Bustle reports.

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Mandrell's Music Video Appearances Led Her To Meet A Certain Blonde Pop Star!

Mandrell's music video roots also brought her to the set of a music video by an artist, who is now known to be one of music's biggest modern-day legends!

That's right- Mandrell was on the scene back when Swift was still in her curly-haired country gal era! Mandrell appeared in the music video for Swift's poignant ode to early teenhood, "Fifteen."

According to Us Weekly, Mandrell played one of the teen girls an older Swift encounters in the hallway, as she chats with her friend, reminiscent of the younger versions of Swift and her real-life bestie, Abigail. Abigail is referenced in the song's lyrics after she experiences a big heartbreak.

Mandrell acknowledged her "Fifteen" music video cameo on Instagram on Wednesday, the outlet also reported!

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In the post, Mandrell posts a side-by-side shot comparison of her younger self glancing at Swift in the video, with footage of her current self stealing a glance at Shallcross!

"Apparently I look at Zach the same way I look at Taylor Swift," she captioned the post. "New conspiracy theory," she continues, "first I stared at Taylor, then stared at Zach, which evitably leads me to crying on the STAIRs," Mandrell joked.

The preview for Monday's episode of "The Bachelor" contained footage of a woman weeping on the stairs, similar to Rachel Recchia's experience from the previous 'Bachelor' season. Mandrell acknowledged she was indeed the tearful woman in an Instagram post, wherein she recreates the scene from "The Bachelor" trailer.

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Will Christina Mandrell capture Zach Shallcross' heart? Bachelor Nation can find out on Mondays at 8/7c on ABC!

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