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Minnesota Nice was in short supply on Monday's episode of "The Bachelor," and it wound up getting a Minnesotan sent home before she even had a chance to participate in episode five's rose ceremony.
Anna Redman, an Owatonna native who now calls Chicago home, was kicked out by Bachelor Matt James for damage that couldn't be undone after she spread a rumor around the house that fellow contestant Brittney Galvin was an escort for rich men in Chicago.
James confronted Redman about the incident, which Redman admitted was her being a "shallow person."
"I made a mistake. I said a off-handed comment and now I feel like the guy I've given up my life for now has a bad opinion about me that is so not accurate," she said. Moments later James consoled her, telling her she's not a bad person but she needs to be accountable for her actions.
"I have a responsibility to the women that are here, to Brittney, to myself ... to follow my heart. Unfortunately, I can't see you being a part of that journey anymore," James told Redman.
Redman's bio says she's a "small-town girl from Minnesota" living in Chicago, noting that she grew up going bowling and eating at Applebee's. She's now in Chicago "looking for a man who will take her as the open book that she is," including "the good, the bad and the ugly."
That leaves Michelle Young as the last-standing Minnesotan on this season of the reality TV show. Young is a teacher from Edina who grew up in Woodbury where she developed into an All-State basketball player.
“There’s something about her presence that kind of puts me at ease,” James said about Young during episode four, noting that Young has the kind of "depth" that he's looking for.
Young averaged 22.1 points per game as a senior at Woodbury High School, where she set the school's single-season scoring record and was named an Associated Press All-State selection in 2011. She was also named to the Star Tribune's All-Metro First Team, was a finalist for Minnesota's Miss Basketball award and was a McDonald's All-America nominee.