Victoria F. Has a 'Secret': What We Know About the Controversial Contestant

Who is the real Victoria F.? Victoria Fuller’s journey on The Bachelor has been one of the most dramatic yet — and her upcoming hometown date will be no different.

In a promo for the Monday, February 17, episode of the reality series, the show reveals that Victoria, 25, is hiding something.

“A mystery woman reveals Victoria’s secret,” the voiceover teases.

When Peter Weber, confronts Victoria about the new information he learned, she shuts down.

“It’s so much drama,” she says.

After the 28-year-old pilot asks for the truth, Victoria fires back, “It doesn’t matter anymore, Peter.”

Bachelor blogger RealitySteve previously claimed that he received a lot of negative emails about Victoria’s past before the season started airing. The medical sales rep seemingly addressed the report in November via Instagram.

“The RUMORS you are hearing are FALSE. There will be a time & place where I can defend myself, but for now I choose to wait,” she wrote. “HOWEVER, bullying is NOT ok. Nor is it fair. Especially when casting judgement and basing opinions upon pure speculation, assumptions, & LIES.”

She concluded: “I trust that God & the Universe are showing me the way & just remember… we all have a story.”

While Victoria’s past has made headlines, Peter has revealed he could see a future with her, admitting he could see her being “the future Mrs. Weber” during the February 3 episode.

Scroll through for five things to know about Victoria:

1. She Used to Be Friends With Peter’s Ex

Peter’s ex-girlfriend Merissa Pence, whom he dated for five months in 2012, told Us Weekly exclusively that she became friendly with Victoria after meeting through mutual pals.


Their relationship got off to a rocky start, however. “Our first encounter was that she told me she was going to slash my tires because I was hanging out with one of her ex-boyfriends,” Merissa said. “Virginia Beach is a pretty small town. As time went on, I became friends with a girl who was best friends with Victoria.” 


According to Merissa, Victoria let fame go to her head quickly. 


“She was about to leave for The Bachelor and she just became a very self-centered person and we were all out for our friend’s birthday and she was just acting crazy. Just wanting all the attention and it was very distasteful,” Merissa said. ”She just thinks that the world revolves around her and she’s the hottest thing that’s ever hit this planet. And actually the most disturbing thing so far of all of this was the lingerie episode that she just acted like she was this coy person. The people in Virginia Beach are even seeing that that’s not you at all. You’re always the one in the bar wanting attention.”

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2. Her Controversial Modeling Choices

Victoria came under fire after Cosmopolitan pulled the digital cover opportunity she won on a date with Peter. The magazine made the decision after pictures of Victoria wearing “White Lives Matter” clothing – in opposition of overfishing — surfaced. 


“Unequivocally, the White Lives Matter movement does not reflect the values of the Cosmo brand,” editor in chief Jessica Pels wrote in a letter published on February 3. “We stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter, and any cause that fights to end injustices for people of color.”


Victoria apologized for the controversy before the episode aired. “The company ‘We Love Marlins’ is in support of catching white, blue, & black marlins & releasing them back into the wild,” she wrote. “In regards to a sensitive topic, I come from a very diverse background & am in support of all races! Virginia Beach is a VERY large fishing town where Marlin tournaments are held every year! Glad to clear this up … I’m sorry if you or anyone else’s feelings were hurt. That was never my intention.”


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3. She Has the Support of Several Contestants — and Peter

Peter defended Victoria after the Cosmo controversy. “Just being completely honest, I can’t really speak too much on it, because I don’t really know too many facts about the whole situation,” he said on February 4. “All I can speak on is the time I was able to spend with Victoria throughout this experience. And I truly enjoyed my experience with her. I really feel like she’s a good person. She’s got a lot of endearing qualities.”


Several contestants, including Hannah Ann Sluss, Victoria Paul, Tammy Ly and Lexi Buchanan, have commented supportive comments on the Virginia Beach native’s Instagram account in recent weeks.


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4. She’s Looking for a Emotional Man

According to her ABC bio, “Victoria loves a man who is in touch with his feelings and isn’t afraid to cry in public.”


The network also notes that Victoria thinks “it’s hard for her to know someone likes her unless they are expressing it to her verbally.” 


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5. She Dated Chase Rice

Before she pursued Peter’s affections, Victoria spent time with the 34-year-old “Eyes on You” crooner. He later showed up to perform on her first one-on-one date with Peter. 


“We spent a night together in Charlotte, she’s a cool chick, from what I know of her,” Rice said on the Fitz and the Morning” radio show in January. “You know, I got no problem with her. I got no problem with [Peter]. You know, I knew she was going on the show.”

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