College football playoffs. The Bachelor. Pigskin. Arie and my former co-worker? I'm so torn over what to watch Monday night!

Normally, I'd automatically pick football and DVR the Bachelor, but there's a BIG reason why I'm having such a hard time deciding this year.  One of my former co-workers from Townsquare Media Boise is one of the 30 women vying for Arie Luyendyk Jr's heart!

Arie look awfully familiar to you? It's because he was one of the men who ended up heart broken during Season 8 of The Bachelorette where he failed to win Emily Maynard's hand in marriage. He's been out of the spotlight and working in real estate since the finale in 2012.  Many were surprised when he was announced as the Season 22 Bachelor, because it seemed like fan favorites Peter Kraus and Dean Unglert from Rachel Lindsay's season of the Bachelorette were perfect candidates. Arie makes his return to Bachelor Nation Monday night at 7 p.m. on Channel 6.

And like I said, one of my former co-workers will be joining him.  I met Krystal when she was working as a promotions tech for our cluster of radio stations. She's originally from Montana but lived in the Treasure Valley after studying journalism at BSU. She also spent some time working for the Challenger Group at China Blue. Krystal was hands down one of the kindest techs we had and left us to pursue stardom in LA. She's living in San Diego now and is one of the coaches at an OrangeTheory Fitness location there. I'm so excited to watch her journey and fascinated by it too.

Krystal had the absolute biggest heart and would come support the DJs in our radio group at their big events, even if it wasn't something that she was scheduled to work at. Honestly, she was just a sweetheart whenever she was around me...BUT, if you scroll to 1:39 in the video preview of Arie's season, the producers at ABC paint her as one of this season's villans ala Corrine Olympios and Olicia Caridi.

Check out a preview of Krystal's journey in the video and make sure you set the DVR to watch her journey through another crazy season of The Bachelor!

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