When we first met Vanessa Grimaldi on The Bachelor — long before she had a Neil Lane diamond on her finger — the special education teacher from Montreal was celebrated for being there “for the right reasons” and not pursuing fame by dating (and eventually getting engaged to) Nick Viall.

Which is why it was especially shocking when fans learned that she was an actress before she was a teacher — and even appeared on an episode of the Blue Mountain State!

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After her stint on BMS — which is available to stream on Netflix (Season 2, Episode 5), appeared on Being Human and Ascension after seemingly abandoning her acting dreams for teaching (and, well, reality TV…).

Want to relive the 29-year-old’s appearance on Blue Mountain State? Check out our gallery below!