Bachelorpedia: Where is Bachelor Nation’s Nina Bartula Now?

Nina Bartula was a contestant on Colton Underwood’s season of ‘The Bachelor,’ but where is she now?

Meagan Lynn

AfterBuzz TV Host & Writer
Posted On: November 5th, 2020 2:03 pm pst

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Credit: ABC

The Breakdown

Instagram: @nina.bartula

Season: The Bachelor Season 23 (Colton Underwood)

What They Do: Sales account manager 

Bachelor Biography

Credit: ABC

Nina Bartula made her Bachelor Nation debut in 2019 as a contestant on Colton Underwood’s season of The Bachelor. Bartula, a sales account manager from North Carolina, made it three weeks on the show before being sent home.

Bartula didn’t get much air time on the show, which made fans upset after the show released a deleted clip of her pre-taped introduction, revealing her harrowing backstory of growing up in Croatia and escaping war with her family. 

“I remember how much my mom tried to shield me from everything that was going on because twice my mom was this close from being killed by a bullet that went right by her head,” she recalled. “So she said, ‘I have to get out of this country with my daughter, otherwise one of us is gonna die.’ My dad did not come with us. He wanted to stay there and fight for his country.”

“My mom was such an amazing mother and father, that no matter how many times I’ve been down or I have been hurt in the past, it’s not going to stop me from finding what I want.”

When the show released the clip on Twitter, fans were upset she didn’t get more screen time.

“Your production team has failed its viewers badly. THESE are the stories you should be airing,” one fan wrote. “How is this not your star? Smh.”

After leaving The Bachelor, Bartula was flown out as a potential contestant for Bachelor in Paradise along with two additional contestants. However, she was never brought on the show.

Where is she now?

Nina Bartula lives in Raleigh, NC where she works as a sales account manager for the technology company Cisco.

About The Author:

Meagan Lynn is a host at AfterBuzz TV and Elon University graduate with a degree in journalism. She loves singing, listening to inspirational podcasts and watching reality TV.

Founded by Emmy winning journalist Maria Menounos and Producer Keven Undergaro, artist-friendly AfterBuzz TV is the world’s largest digital broadcast network and pop culture news platform, producing post-game ‘after-shows’ for nearly all favorite TV shows, interviewing cast and showrunners and providing the widest video, audio and article coverage of shows, content and influencers than any entertainment news platforms in existence

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