"The Bachelor" season 20 winner Lauren Bushnell sat down with LIVESTRONG.COM as part of our STRONGER Women interview series to talk about whether or not there is a gym in the "Bachelor" mansion and how she stays fit, as well as what her future career plans are. Also, does she have a new love in her life?
Here's what she told us:
Because we're all about body positivity for people of all sizes at LIVESTRONG, we asked Bushnell about how she handled her recent experience of being "skinny shamed" on social media. She acknowledged that she always knew she was thin, but she didn't think there was anything wrong with her body.
"You're under a microscope when you're in the public eye,'" Bushnell said. "I think my family gets a lot more defensive of me than I even do, because they're like 'No, that's just how she is -- we've known her for her whole life!'"
Though Bushnell admitted she did expect some negative comments when she was in the spotlight on TV, she pointed out: "It doesn't feel good." Bushnell said she is now working out more with a goal to gain muscle.
That's exactly what a STRONGER Woman would do, right?
As for what's next with her career, Bushnell told us that she, her boyfriend (Devin Antin) and some of their friends are starting their own new rosé label called Dear Rosé.
No way, rosé! It's like a letter to our favorite beverage!
Bushnell mentioned that she had recently read LIVESTRONG's article on Is Rosé Wine Healthy? Bushnell told us: "Of course, there are a lot of stories to follow, oftentimes, with one too many glasses of rosé!"
Indeed. We all have some of those stories, right?
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JESS BARRON is VP & GM for LIVESTRONG.COM, a leading healthy lifestyle website with over 29 million unique monthly viewers. Jess's passion is inspiring people to live healthier and better. In addition to LIVESTRONG, her writing has appeared in Entrepreneur, Fortune and MyDomaine. She has appeared on MSNBC, ABC News and XM Satellite Radio. Jess has been a keynote speaker on health topics at Health Further and a panelist at Create & Cultivate and Digital Hollywood. Follow Jess on Instagram at @jessbeegood and Twitter too!