Victoria Larson Biography, Wiki
Victoria Larson is a Contestants on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette have been known to join the franchise with some pretty interesting job titles in tow, from Tiara the chicken enthusiast to Jonathan the tickle monster to Haley and Emily the twins. The ongoing season of The Bachelor, with Matt James in the titular role, is relatively tame in terms of its diverse cast of working women, but it does promise to bring the return of Heather the “never been kissed” and introduces The Bachelor’s first-ever royal, Victoria Larson, a self-titled queen.
To be clear, in case you’re confused, this isn’t the Queen Victoria who was born 202 years ago and ruled Great Britain for an impressive 64 years. Though, if you think about it, that monarch’s search for a suitable husband after her coronation did somewhat resemble The Bachelorette in that Victoria had plenty of eligible bachelors to choose from, ultimately chose Albert (who was definitely there for the right reasons) predominantly as a love match rather than the traditional power play, and married him in a wedding that was widely publicized and immortalized in every possible media format of the day—but I digress.
The modern-day Queen Victoria is a entrepreneur and, as far as we can tell, descends not from actual royalty but from the Scott Disick school of self-styled monarchs. Here’s everything you need to know about Larson, who jumped crown-first into the center of the drama on night one of The Bachelor, and promises to continue doing so all season long.
Like any good queen, Larson stays booked and busy. She currently resides in Los Angeles and is the founder of two companies, Vikki Larson Beauty and JetSetGlo, a mobile spray tanning company targeting “jetsetters,” a lifestyle that Larson herself has recently outgrown, according to her official ABC bio. She’s also a certified pilates instructor, health coach, and real estate agent, and was formerly a flight attendant on private planes.
According to a recent Instagram post, Larson, a New York City native, got her start at Florida State University, where she first became interested in all things health and wellness, and which she attended on a full academic scholarship. She left college before graduating, choosing instead to “venture on self discovery in a non college setting,” and recently chose to return to her education via a health coach training program.
Victoria Larson is 28-years-old.
Crime History & Arrested
The Bachelor’s Victoria Larson’s past is resurfacing.
Larson — who declared herself a “queen” on Matt James’ season — was reportedly arrested nearly nine years ago for shoplifting from a grocery store in Tallahassee, Florida.
The 28-year-old’s arrest record and mugshot have resurfaced going into week five of the dating reality series.
According to an arrest report obtained by E! News, Larson stole $250 worth of groceries and makeup from a Tallahassee Publix in 2012.
She was captured on security footage placing 25 items into a reusable shopping bag inside her shopping cart, and then didn’t pay for those items when using the self check-out, according to the arrest report.
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Following her arrest, Larson reportedly was booked into and stayed in Leon County Jail for two days, and was released after posting $1,000 bail, according to E! News. She later pleaded no contest in court to charges of petit theft and was ordered to six months of probation, the outlet reported.
The Tallahassee Police Department and the Leon County Sheriff’s Office did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
Larson and reps for ABC did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
Larson, who now owns a spray tan company called Jet Set Glo, has been a focal point for drama this season of The Bachelor so far. After calling another contestant, Marylynn Sienna, “toxic” to James, Marylynn was sent home, and in the last episode she had some harsh words for Sarah Trott.