View Royal resident Kait Rich has a unique job description and currently stars on The Bachelor Canada. (Photo courtesy of Kait Rich /Facebook)

View Royal resident Kait Rich has a unique job description and currently stars on The Bachelor Canada. (Photo courtesy of Kait Rich /Facebook)

View Royal resident vying for a certain bachelor’s heart

Kait Rich is a contestant on The Bachelor Canada

If you’re a fan of the popular television show, The Bachelor Canada, you may have noticed a familiar face.

View Royal resident Kait Rich is one of the contestants in this season’s competition and while she can’t discuss her time on the show just yet, she did tell the Gazette more about herself and how she spends her time when not filming.

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Rich is a self-proclaimed luxury travel nomad. If you’re wondering what exactly that entails, she takes clients on travel retreats around the world.

It hasn’t always been an easy path for Rich. Seven years ago, she was diagnosed the auto-immune disorder Rheumatoid Arthritis and had other areas in her life that she wasn’t content with.

In a video on her YouTube channel, she explained how things were a struggle for her.

“It was like having the flu every day,” Rich said. “On top of that, I was in a really unhappy relationship, I had debt from university. It was like nothing I could do was right.”

She said one day, during a check up with her doctor, he told her “you can either change your life or risk not having one.”

That was the jolt Rich said she needed at that time in her life.

“I sold all my stuff, I quit my job, I ended my bad relationship,” she explained in her YouTube video. “I changed my diet, I moved to Australia where I built a life and in that place, everything changed for me.”

From there, she took on her dream job showing people all over the world in a luxury travel company but she would then hit a wall.

“I realized the stuff I had, that stuff is shallow,” she said. “I wanted so much more than that also from my relationship with my clients. I was getting to interact with them in these amazing places and then a week later, they’re gone. Travel is an opportunity for change, travel is an opportunity for transformation and it’s what is needed in this world. Adventure is such a great way to blossom into who we really are.”

Today, Rich takes women with a yearning to discover themselves.

“To learn what they really want by pushing their edge of adventure,” she said. “And not allow circumstance to stop you from having that ‘thing.’ The relationship you want, the business or the experience that you want.”


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