When being a contestant on "The Bachelor," your regular life gets placed on hold. They leave behind their family, their friends, their jobs, while only having limited access to social media or their cell phone.
Rebekah Martinez, a free-spirited nanny trying to find love on the popular ABC show, "The Bachelor," had an interesting week last week. She went missing, and she didn't even know it. Keep in mind, the taping schedule of "The Bachelor" was during the months of September, October, and November, and would air in January.
According to the "North Coast Journal," Martinez was reported missing on November 18, but last seen on November 12. "North Coast Journal" shared a story to their Facebook page asking their viewers to help identify any of their 35 missing people. Martinez was one of them.
Within the article, there was Martinez labeled as "missing." A reader of the journal called the sheriff's office and told them that Martinez was a contestant on "The Bachelor," and was indeed alive and well. Apparently, her mother couldn't get ahold of her for a few days, so she called and reported her as missing. Another reason why you should always answer your mother’s calls!
According to PEOPLE, Martinez's mother said that she believed her daughter was allegedly planning on working at a marijuana farm. Martinez told her mother that she was near Eureka, which she said was about 45 minutes from a marijuana farm. Her mother told her on November 12 that she wanted her to come home. Martinez refused.
The officer was able to contact Martinez to confirm she was not missing. Once confirmed, the officer took Martinez off the missing and unidentified person list. However, as of last Friday, she was still on California's state website as a missing person.
Martinez took to Twitter to address the issue.
"MOM. How many times do I have to tell you I don't get cell service on The Bachelor??"
Besides the missing person dilemma, Martinez had another problem she had to address: the missing person photo.
"Honestly the scariest thing about this story is that my efforts to conceal The Worst Drivers License Photo Of All Time have been thwarted," Martinez wrote on Twitter.
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