The biggest talking point from the launch of season 23 was not Colton Underwood’s choice at the Rose Ceremony.

It wasn’t Bri’s fake accent, Hannah G’s Impression Rose or even a show-stopping Cinderella entrance.

No, everyone is talking about sloth girl.

But who is she? And, mainly, why the f*ck did she come dressed as a sloth?

Who is Sloth Girl on The Bachelor?

The girl who delightfully dressed up as a sloth for The Bachelor season 23 premiere is called Alex Dillon.

Alex is a 23-year-old from Boston, born in Cape Cod.

She studied at the University of Massachusetts and now works as an account manager for an IT staffing agency.

She’s a self-confessed fan of the Patriots, Red Sox and, of course, sloths. Perhaps a cute football jersey would have been a wiser choice, Alex!

Fun facts:

  • If Alex could have lunch with anyone, she’d pick Ellen Degeneres.
  • Alex loves animals, and if she could have any job in the world, she’d be a zookeeper.
  • You can follow her on Instagram under @alexdillon84 where she has 4,000 followers.
  • Alex has one older brother, who she considers her role model.
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Why Did she Dress as a Sloth?

Err, because she f*cking loves sloths, that’s why!

The only explanation Alex actually gave on the Bachelor season 23 episode 1 was that she “loves all animals”.

Alex didn’t keep the sloth costume on all night of course but slipped out of the furry number to unveil a far more flattering ball gown later in the evening.

However, this wasn’t before she swayed across the ground in super slow motion, climbed a tree, and even completed a full interview while remaining in full sloth character by speaking extremely slowly.

WATCH below:

Did Sloth Girl Get a Rose?

Unfortunately not!

Alex did not receive a Rose, alongside six others – Laura, Revian, Tahzjuan, Jane, Devin and Erin.

 

WATCH THE BACHELOR SEASON 23 EVERY MONDAY NIGHT ON ABC.

The Bachelor (S23) episode 1 REVIEW: Virgins, sloths and roses!