Trista Sutter

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Trista Sutter
Trista Nicole Rehn

(1972-10-28) October 28, 1972 (age 48)
OccupationPhysical therapist
(m. 2003)
Parent(s)Stan and Roseanne Rehn

Trista Nicole Sutter (née Rehn, born October 28, 1972)[1] was the runner-up on season 1 of The Bachelor before becoming the star of the first season of its companion show, The Bachelorette.

Sutter has also appeared on Dancing with the Stars and Fear Factor.[2]

The Bachelor[edit]

Rehn appeared as a contestant on season 1 of ABC's The Bachelor. She finished runner-up after bachelor Alex Michel selected Amanda Marsh as the winner ahead of Rehn in the show's finale.[3]

The Bachelorette[edit]

After her appearance on The Bachelor, Rehn was selected to be featured in the gender-reversed spin-off, The Bachelorette. She chose Ryan Sutter as the winner, and the couple were married on December 6, 2003. They were paid US$1 million by ABC[4] for affording the network the right to televise their wedding ceremony, which was broadcast as the finale of a three-episode special called Trista & Ryan's Wedding. The miniseries, filmed at "The Lodge" luxury resort in Rancho Mirage, California,[5] drew over 26 million viewers.

Television appearances[edit]

Under her birth name, Rehn was a Miami Heat Dancer in the early 2000s.

Rehn appeared opposite actor Jason Alexander in a KFC commercial. She also has appeared in country music singer Brad Paisley's music video "Celebrity" in 2003 with Alexander, Little Jimmy Dickens, and William Shatner.

In 2005 she made a guest appearance on an episode of NBC's Fear Factor, cheering on Ryan Sutter, who was a contestant.

Sutter was a contestant on season one of the American version of Dancing with the Stars.

On June 10, 2011, the Sutters appeared in a Hands Only CPR PSA campaign from the American Heart Association and the Ad Council.[6]

In 2014, the Sutters appeared on the program Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars.

In 2015, the Sutters were contestants in Bachelor Fan Favorites Week on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.

In 2015, the Sutters appeared in a pilot for Rocky Mountain Reno, a home renovation show; the pilot aired on HGTV.[7]

Personal life[edit]

As of June 2020, Sutter resides in Eagle County, Colorado with her husband Ryan and their two children, Max and Blakesley.[8][9]


  1. ^ "Trista Rehn".
  2. ^ "Diet Secrets of the Stars! How Trista Sutter, 40, Got Her Bachelorette Body Back After Babies | Radar Online". 22 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Pressure's on the 'Bachelorette'". November 25, 2002. Archived from the original on June 19, 2004.
  4. ^ "The Bachelorette's $1M Wedding Gift". Archived from the original on 2012-07-21. Retrieved 2010-07-27.
  5. ^ Bruce, Leslie (January 13, 2012). "Where to Sleep and Dine During the Palm Springs Film Festival". The Hollywood Reporter. Los Angeles: Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 21, 2012.
  6. ^ AOL Video's "You've Got" Series
  7. ^ "Rocky Mountain Reno". Retrieved 2017-08-27.
  8. ^ "Trista Sutter".
  9. ^ "Trista Sutter: My Dreams Came True Through 'The Bachelorette'". Archived from the original on 2014-07-14. Retrieved 2014-07-09.

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