Former Academy of Art alumni, Kendall Long, has made quite the splash on the hit reality television show, The Bachelor. Long appeared on Season 22 vying for the love of the Dutch-American racecar driver Arie Luyendyk Jr. but to no avail. In true Bachelor fashion, Long was given a second chance of finding reality television love in Mexico in the most recent season of Bachelor in Paradise.
Among many twists and turns, Kendall ultimately had to choose between two male contestants who had failed in their previous attempts during The Bachelorette. After many tear filled interviews, she made a choice after a contestant claimed he had fell in love with her. Kendall and her chosen “Grocery Store Joe” Amabile have been seen chumming it up in Long’s home state of California near her alma mater, Academy of Art. The two have neither confirmed or denied their blossoming romance. In an interview with Bachelor host, Chris Harrison, Grocery Store Joe shared his optimism about the Bachelor in Paradise season as well as his current romantic situation.
Whatever happens in future seasons, fans have expressed excitement for seeing what the future holds for Kendall and Joe. Lots of former contestants have had luck finding love in Paradise, going on to become married and having children.
Kendall Long has often spoke proudly of her previous education at Academy of Art in San Francisco, California where she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Multimedia Communications. The Academy of Art University is a private for-profit art school, founded previously as the Academy of Advertising Art in the year of 1929. There are more than 250 full-time teachers, over 1,000 part-time teaching staff with upwards of 12,000 students. There are claims that the instituation is the largest private art and design school in the country.
In the year of 2016, around 7% of students had completed a four-year degree within expected time.
Academy of Art has produced notable, successful alumni such as well known actress, Raven Symone and popular, reality television star, Lauren Conrad.