Becca Tilley is an American reality star, social-media influencer, and podcast host, who rose to fame after competing in the 19th season of 'The Bachelor.' She was one of the viewers’ favorite contestants and ended up being the runner-up. Tilley returned in the 20th season and made it to the top five. She ventured into other pursuits after she finished her stint on TV. Tilley started hosting a radio podcast and simultaneously became a vlogger and ''YouTuber.'' She has a couple of business collaborations, one of which is with 'Bar III,' for her upcoming collection. Tilley blogs about everything related to fashion and lifestyle. Since she is busy with so many ventures at the time, Tilley has no time for relationships.
Tilley worked as a chiropractic assistant in San Diego, California, before she joined 'The Bachelor.'
Tilley owns a website where she posts inspirational blogs about travel, food, fashion, and beauty. She also has a self-titled 'YouTube' channel, where she posts beauty videos, Q&As, and travel vlogs. Tilley is the host of her 'iHeartRadio' podcast, 'Scrubbing in with Becca Tilley,' where she talks about everything regarding dating, relationships, music, and her love of 'Grey’s Anatomy.'
Tilley has an impressive 'Instagram' presence, with over 1.1 million followers. She has around 245 thousand followers on 'Twitter.' Tilley has partnered with brands such as 'Dermalogica,' 'Ponds,' 'McDonald's,' 'Nexxus,' and 'Lay’s.'
In February 2018, Tilley collaborated with 'Lime-A-Rita,' a range of canned margarita, to get some straight talk for an advice column on social media. In 2019, she announced her signature range of apparel, in collaboration with the designer brand 'Bar III,' for the American department store chain 'Macy’s.' Tilley has designed a collection of 'Bar III,' inspired by her personal fashion style and partnering with the creative team of 'Reunited Clothing.' The collection offers a variety of dresses and separates, especially for on-the-go women, featuring bold neon hues, textured fabrics, and evergreen basics. The fall collection, on the other hand, consists of menswear-style pant-suits in feminine silhouettes, featuring animal-print pieces, leather pants, and skirts.
Many fashion and lifestyle article outlets, such as 'Life & Style,' 'E!,' 'Mashable,’ ‘Brit + Co,' 'Access Hollywood Live,' and 'US Weekly,' have featured Tilley. She has also spoken on panels for conferences such as 'BeautyCon.'
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Rise to Stardom
Tilley stepped into the world of glamor in 2015, when she became a participant of the 19th season of the 'ABC' reality series 'The Bachelor.' She competed to win the heart of Chris Soules, a farmer from Iowa. Tilley survived till the last but lost Soules to Whitney Bischoff from Kentucky. She was "dumped in a barn.’’
Tilley returned for the following season of 'The Bachelor' in 2016, for Ben Higgins, a software salesman from Warsaw, Indiana, but was eliminated in week 7. She, however, reached the top five.
In 2017, Tilley made appearances on the shows 'Access Hollywood Live,' 'Watch Party: The Bachelor,' 'Style Code Live,’ and 'Home & Family.’
Family & Personal Life
Tilley was born Rebecca Tilley, on October 30, 1988, in Shreveport, Louisiana. She grew up along with her sisters Katie, Caroline, and Hannah. She also has a brother named Chris. Her mother’s name is Nancy Tilley. Tilley played basketball and softball in high school.
Tilley had never thought of becoming a reality star. One of her best friends from high school, Laura, nominated her to participate in 'The Bachelor.' Tilley’s older sister encouraged her to leave Louisiana when she was just 19.
Tilley had a brief relationship with 'The Bachelorette' alum (Desiree Hartsock's season) Robert Graham. He had assisted Tilley in establishing a career soon after she finished with Higgins's season of 'The Bachelor.' He told her a lot about using social media to promote her work. Following this, Tilley moved from San Diego to Los Angeles, where she met her manager.
Tilley eventually began a relationship with Graham but broke up after a few months, in May 2017. They had first spoken about their relationship to the media while attending the 'Jingle Ball 2016' event of '02.7 KIIS FM’ in Los Angeles in December 2016. On September 6, 2017, Tilley opened up about the split at the 'End-of-Summer Bachelor Party.' She cited lack of time as the reason for her break-up with Graham. However, it was an amicable split, and the two are still in touch.
Tilley has also mentioned being happy and single. She has stated that the world of dating terrifies her and that she did not like dating apps much. Tilley was once linked to reality star Dean Unglert after the duo’s photos began surfacing on social media. Tilley, however, denied being in a relationship with Dean. Tilley is also friends with JoJo Fletcher, runner-up of the 20th season of 'The Bachelor.'
Tilley and Miley Cyrus’s ex-girlfriend, Kaitlynn Carter, are close friends. During an episode of 'Scrubbing In,' Tilley suggested that Cyrus should not be open about her relationship with Cody Simpson, as she had just broken up with Kaitlynn.
Tilley owns a cute little Pomeranian who has an 'Instagram' page titled 'Iamphoebetilley.’