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Minnesota native gets rose on first episode of 'The Bachelor'

Anna is from a small town in greater Minnesota.
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Night one of the newest season of "The Bachelor" got off to a mostly calm beginning as more than 30 women attempted to impress Matt James, including a 24-year-old Minnesota native. 

There was a little bit of drama, including near the end of the rose ceremony as Anna Redman received the second to final rose from Matt James, who is the first Black bachelor in the show's nearly two-decade history. 

Redman is from Owatonna originally, according to the Star Tribune, though her show bio says she's now a copywriter in Chicago. Her bio

Anna is a small-town girl, living the big city life. She was born and raised in a tiny town in Minnesota, and at an early age, her parents nicknamed her Hollywood, thanks to her affinity for chic scarves and oversized sunglasses. As much as she loved her childhood filled with Friday nights at the local bowling alley and family dinners at Applebee's, this high school cheerleading captain knew she was meant for something bigger. Now, she lives in Chicago and says she is living the life she always envisioned for herself. She is looking for a man who will take her as the open book that she is—the good, the bad and the ugly. She wants a man who wants to have a family just as much as she does, and who will have no problem being open and honest in communication. Due to her Gemini vibes, she needs someone who is a match for her intellect but will also always want to keep life fun. Oh … and her dream guy must enjoy doing puzzles with her!

She's also "terrified" of fish and "obsessed" with cheese, her bio says, adding that she "once convinced a pilot to let her fly the plane over bluffs of Minnesota for 15 minutes." 

Nobody knows just how long Redman will last on the show, but considering all contestants have to leave their cellphones and all forms of communication behind during filming, we can use her Instagram profile – to which she updates regularly – as a way to speculate how long she made it. 

There is about an 8-week gap between her Instagram posts from late September to just before Thanksgiving, so perhaps that's about how long she made it. 

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