Academy of Art University Alum’s Path to Love

Unless you live in under a social media rock, you have most likely have been exposed to the most recent installments of The Bachelor, The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise. It may seem like all fun and games to some- a group emotionally fragile, extremely good looking semi-celebrities trapped on a Mexican resort with a 24-hour open bar- but for some, like Kendall Long, this is serious.

As one of the many young beauties left in Arie’s wake from last season’s The Bachelor, Kendall is fresh off a very public heartbreak, but she has made it clear that she intends to find love in Paradise.

Although her hair color may be common among her cast mates, she is far from ordinary. Known for her love of taxidermy and cemetery picnics, Kendall’s eccentric personality certainly contributes to her charm and maturity, making her stand out in the crowd. Viewers can tell that Kendall is a well-rounded individual and her education might have something to do with it.

As a graduate of the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, Kendall earned her bachelor’s degree in multimedia communications in 2014. Not just an academic, Kendall was also part of the school’s track program, the Urban Knights. Following the tradition of many AAU alums, Kendall worked in the entertainment industry as a creative director. Some of Kendall’s classmates include fellow reality TV stars such as Lauren Conrad, Heidi Montag, and Project Runway’s Brandon Kee, Elena Slivnyak, and Alex Snyder.

Located in the South of Market district of San Francisco, the Academy of Art University is a privately-owned school that was founded in 1929. With nearly 300 full-time and 1,200 part-time teachers, the school is one of the largest privately owned art and design schools in the US.

The Academy of Art University is proud to offer associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in 25 subjects, some of these offered online. In addition to reality stars, notable alumni of the school include Canadian Olympic sprinter Mobolade Ajomale and actress-singer Raven-Symone.

Kendall gained quite a fan base during her time on The Bachelor due to her down-to-earth personality and drama-free attitude and that has only increased since joining the other cast-aways on Bachelor in Paradise. Since arriving, she has coupled up with The Bachelorette’s fan favorite, “Grocery Store” Joe Amabile. Joe, who was sent home by Becca on the first night, has been winning over the hearts and carts of women everywhere with his understated charm and dazzling white smile. The two underdogs have certainly hit it off and Bachelor Nation is definitely rooting for a happy ending for this quirky couple.

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