Bachelor’s Christina Mandrell Was in Taylor Swift’s ‘Fifteen’ Video

Christina Mandrell and Taylor Swift.
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Not her first foray into the highlight! Whereas Christina Mandrell impressed Zach Shallcross upon The Bachelor premiere, eagle-eyed followers seen she already has a particular connection to Taylor Swift.

After watching the content material creator, 26, introduce herself to Shallcross, 26, on the Monday, January 23, premiere, Swifties seen that she appeared very acquainted. A then-teenaged Mandrell could be noticed on the finish of Swift’s “Fifteen” music video.

“Fifteen” — which was launched in 2008 on her Fearless album— adopted Swift, now 33, and bestie Abigail Anderson as they began highschool, navigating classwork, making mates and coping with old flame and heartbreak. Within the ultimate scene, a grown-up model of the “Anti-Hero” performer returns to the educational facility. There, she sees a pair of adlescent ladies chatting — identical to she and Anderson, now 32, used to do earlier than class began. Mandrell, for her half, portrayed one of many teen ladies.

“Apparently I take a look at Zach the identical manner I take a look at Taylor Swift,” the only mother — who shares daughter Blakely, 6, with a former associate — quipped by way of Instagram on Wednesday, January 25, sharing throwback footage from the music video. “New Conspiracy principle, first I stared at Taylor, then stared at Zach, which inevitably results in me crying on the STAIRs 🤯.”

Whereas Mandrell has not additional addressed how she was forged in Swift’s music video, the “You Belong With Me” songstress penned the monitor about her longtime friendship with Anderson.

“I wrote it concerning the journey that my greatest good friend, Abigail, who, , we’re nonetheless tight,” the Valentine’s Day actress beforehand informed iHeartRadio in an April 2021 interview concerning the monitor. “We met in freshman yr of highschool and we each had these trials and tribulations and classes and adventures and mishaps and heartbreaks and wonderful excitements and let downs.”

She added on the time: “And so I wished to inform the story of being 15, form of via the lens of a friendship. And, you see what these two individuals undergo collectively as mates and on their very own. It nonetheless will get me, this music, as a result of these have been all actual insecurities of like strolling in your freshman yr and considering like, the place am I going to slot in, on this large ocean of individuals? Like, the place’s my locker? How do I slot in right here? You’re like, who am I going to be? That’s a query that we ask ourselves so much via the course of life, however I believe by no means greater than once we’re 15.”

Swift later rerecorded “Fifteen” and the remainder of her Fearless LP that April.