Woman Reported Missing By Her Mom Ends Up On 'The Bachelor'

The sad reality of “missing persons” is that in most cases, the individuals aren’t missing at all: they’re usually dead.

In order for law enforcement to legally declare someone dead, there has to be a body. And if there’s no body, then that individual is reported as missing, unless someone files a petition for the person to be declared dead in absence.

Rebekah Martinez was officially declared missing by her mother on November 18th, 2017, but thankfully she wasn’t missing or harmed at all.

Even though she was featured in a cover story placed by the Northcoast Journal, Rebekah Martinez was never in any danger.

The last Rebekah’s mother heard, her daughter left home in Fresno to go and work on marijuana farm in Humboldt county. She called police in the area to report her daughter as missing, which is what prompted the publication to include the young woman’s photo in their cover story.

After posting the article on Facebook, the Northcoast Journal asked users if they recognized anyone in the list.

Amy Bonner O’Brien, from Trinidad, noticed that one of the faces looked very familiar: she was a contestant on the most current season of The Bachelor. She immediately phoned police to let them know that the woman who was reported missing was currently on a reality TV program, making her not much of a missing person.

Rebekah posted a few weeks ago that she was going to get off of social media and be away from her phone for a few weeks, but apparently, her mother didn’t get the memo.

And then, on November 22nd, a few weeks later, like she promised, she was back on social media announcing that her technology fast was over, she was back online, and that she was going to be a contestant on the upcoming season of The Bachelor.

Martinez, after hearing the news, seems to have taken the whole thing mix-up in stride.

And even roasted herself for this her adorable driver’s license photograph.

The story’s being picked up by a bunch of media outlets, which will only help Rebekah’s career. She’s been captioning stills from the show on her social media account with illuminating messages like the one below:

In her defense though, her account’s been pretty great even before she was on The Bachelor.

Martinez is one of the show’s younger contestants at 22-years-old, and the age difference between her and this season’s main dude, 35-year-old Arie Luyendyk Jr., has a bunch of people talking.

Something she’s not really happy about.

At the very least she seems to be getting a kick out of her Instagram comments.

And a kick out of weird face-morphing apps.

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This Woman With A Missing Limb Wrote The Best Tinder Bio Ever

The internet came across the best Tinder bio possibly ever this week, and, well—see for yourself. It was created by a woman who is missing one arm.

Of course, everyone fell in love with her.

But the real fun happened when Lauren—the creator of the profile—discovered that her Tinder profile had gone viral.

“I got home pretty drunk, and I don’t remember typing it up really,” she told BuzzFeed in an interview. “I just woke up to someone DM’ing me a Reddit post asking if it was me, and I was like damn, I guess it is.”

Lauren lost her arm in a moped accident, she told BuzzFeed, and has used social media to help cope with her disability. 

“For a while, I wasn’t okay with the jokes,” said Lauren. “But then I started telling the jokes, and it’s kind of helped.”

She’s basically out of everyone’s league. 

[h/t BuzzFeed]

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Colorblind Teen's Birthday Gift Finally Lets Him See What He's Been Missing All His Life

I have a younger brother who is color blind. Now I don’t know what that’s like, but I can imagine it must’ve been pretty frustrating for him growing up thinking that the flag was red white and green or that the Ninja Turtles were all brown, especially when the theme song says otherwise.

And if Paul Dano’s character in Little Miss Sunshine was any indication, not being able to see color is a deal-breaker for some careers and there really isn’t any way to rectify it.

Well, it turns out there is. With this nifty new invention called enchroma glasses.

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Imgur user Brammerz got them as a surprise for his 17th birthday, courtesy of his awesome parents. When he put them on, he was introduced to an entirely new world filled with exciting colors.

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The best part was the longer he kept the glasses on, the stronger the colors appeared to him. It was obvious he was super stoked.

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“Oh my god this is so amazing.”

Now, Brammerz is able to see the 6 in the middle of this colored circle. Before, it all looked like a bunch of similarly-colored smaller circles.

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Brammerz gave an example of what his particular color-blindness looks like by comparing these two images of that adorable floating house from the heartrending film, Up.

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He was absolutely floored when he looked down at his own t-shirt and saw it in a different color.

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Brammerz isn’t the only one enjoying the benefits of wearing the glasses, there are tons of people who can now see all colors in their true vivid glory thanks to these magical spectacles, courtesy of motherf*cking science, baby. Like these two brothers.

To learn more about color blindness and these shades, click here. The cheapest pair costs $ 349, which isn’t that much considering they give people the ability to do something they were biologically incapable of doing before.

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