Trista Nicole Sutter was the runner-up on Season One of the ABC reality television show The Bachelor, before becoming the star of the first season of its companion show The Bachelorette.
After her appearance on The Bachelor, Trista 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. Trista & Ryan's Wedding, which drew over 26 million viewers, making it one of the most-widely viewed episodes in the history of reality television.
Since 2003, Trista has become the author of Happily Ever After: The Life-Changing Power of a Grateful Heart, as well as the creator of her Grateful Heart Collection with GloryHaus.com. She has also appeared on the inaugural season of Dancing with the Stars and Marriage Bootcamp: Reality Stars and is now the proud mama bear to Max and Blakesley.
“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life.
When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down 'happy'.
They told me I didn't understand the assignment and I told them, they didn't understand life.” - John Lennon