Out and proud Bachelor Nation‘s Elizabeth CorriganDuring Pride in New York City, I came out as bisexual.
“It’s hard to know the right way to say these things, or the right time. Today seems like both and neither,” the real estate advisor, 33, wrote via Instagram on Sunday, June 26, alongside a photo of herself wearing a rainbow tube top. “Waking up this morning to my first Pride in NYC I was so excited. I sprung out of bed, went to get a coffee — bought a flag — and quickly began feeling anxious. It was overwhelming. Are you ready? No. Am I scared? Yes. Will ‘the right time’ come? Qualify it.”
She continued: “It’s important to me today to share with you all that I am queer. More specifically I am, always have been, and always will be-bisexual.”
Elizabeth has been open about her sexuality and shared it with close friends, but she has kept it quiet publicly out of fear that people might not like her. However, the reality TV personality has come to the realization that “what’s more important to me at the end of the day — is to be me. Authentic. Genuine. Raw.”
Elizabeth concluded her post by explaining that she hoped that her coming out would make at least “one person will feel less alone. If you’re that one. I’ve got you.” She added: “You are NOT alone. Hoping that one day the fear will turn to what it should be … PRIDE. Only love. All love. Today and each day to come.”
In a second post, the Colorado native thanked a fellow Bachelor Nation member Olivia Caridi for her support ahead of the decision to publicly come out: “Your support, encouragement and friendship has been a light in my life and I am so lucky to have you as an ally and a friend,” Elizabeth wrote. “Love you, liv. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🌈”
First, bachelor fans got to meet Elizabeth on Clayton Echard‘s season of The BachelorDuring her onscreen feud Shanae Ankey. Elizabeth explained that she has ADHD and was accused of bullying Shanae. Shanae, a 29-year-old woman, shared her condition with the other housemates.
Clayton, 28, ultimately evicted Elizabeth in favor Ohio native. Bachelor publicly apologised for this. When he was attacked online by fans, she defended him. “It’s come to my attention that some of you are sending @claytonechard hate messages,” Elizabeth wrote via her Instagram Story at the time. “I realize you want to support me and I appreciate that. But please — we are here to rise above not stoop to. Redirect that anger as love and support for the other girls.”
She continued: “Everyone, EVERYONE’S mental health matters. Yes, even Shanae’s.”