Demi Burnett Bio
She is a TV personality who received national recognition as a contestant in the 23rd season of the reality series “The Bachelor” in 2019. Today, Demi Burnett is a social media star with an army of followers online. After coming out as queer, she gained more fame, and many commented on how courageous she was for being honest about her sexual orientation on television.
To learn more about her past from Bachelor Nation to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer plus community (LGBTQ+) icon, stay with us.
Early life, family, and education
Born Demi Gabrielle Elizabeth Burnett under the zodiac sign of Pisces on 21 February 1995, in Red Oak, Texas USA; she holds American nationality and her ethnicity is White. She was raised in her hometown by her single father, whose name she hasn’t shared but said that he was ‘an amazing dad’. Demi has one brother – she once tweeted that growing up with her dad and brother she wasn’t exposed to ‘girly’ things.
Her mother, namely Tina Jean Jordan, spent some time in prison since Demi was a kid. Demi opened up about her saying that she was in a prison for conspiracy to commit bank fraud, and although eventually she was released, she was again incarcerated due to violating her probation by failing a drug test. Demi added that Tina was messed up on drugs, and messed up with men.
When it comes to Demi’s educational background, she attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 2013, enrolled at Texas State University from which she graduated with a BA degree in 2017.
Rose to prominence
“The Bachelor” is a reality television series featuring a single bachelor dating multiple women over several weeks, hoping that he will find his true love. When Demi made her first appearance in the twenty-third season of the show, she immediately caught the eye of the audience. She was seen in nine episodes before she was eliminated by the bachelor, Colton Underwood, during the sixth week of the show.
However, her fans were thrilled to see her in “Bachelor in Paradise”, a game show in which contestants from previous seasons of “The Bachelor” have another chance to find their true love. From 2019 through 2021, Demi was seen in 21 episodes of the show, and viewers got to know this girl better.
Bachelor in Paradise's Demi Burnett recently rocked MODO Eyewear style 450 while in NYC.
In her intro for the first episode, Demi spoke to Hannah B, one of her co-stars, saying that she has been seeing someone, and it happens to be a woman. This was a pretty big moment for the Bachelor franchise since, as we all know, the show displays heteronormative relationships. The concept of the show is having a dozen of people of the same gender who compete to win the love of a person of the opposite sex.
Demi’s girlfriend, Kristian Haggerty, made a surprise appearance and joined the show, so Demi and Kristian continued their relationship on screen in “Bachelor in Paradise”. Demi was a guest on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”, where she stated that she was afraid of coming out. Demi also said in one of her interviews that she feels that she doesn’t have to proclaim herself gay, adding that it only matters who she likes. In July 2019, Demi tweeted that she’s a ‘queer queen’.
In the following year, Demi made an appearance as a host to a group date for the contestants of the 24th season of “The Bachelor”.
She has already gained enormous popularity on social media platforms, and today her Instagram account is being followed by over 950,000 people, and her TikTok profile has gained nearly 350,000 followers, while all of her videos together have amassed more than four million likes. Demi’s Twitter, established in January 2019 has been followed by over 315,000 people.
— Demi Burnett (@demi_burnett) September 20, 2019
Since her last television appearance, Demi has launched her podcast called Big Demi Energy, and a collaborative sex-positive clothing line with The Laundry Room.
Most recently, Demi announced through her Instagram feud that she is autistic; her goal was to encourage people to be open-minded about this condition. Fans of the show “The Bachelor” commented that Demi’s announcement helped them to understand her better.
Love life and relationships
As mentioned, Demi was in a relationship with Kristian Haggerty, and the two became engaged during the final season of the show “Bachelor in Paradise”. They met through a mutual friend, and used to hang out together but were just friends. As Demi said, one night she was hanging out with Kristian and their friends, and when everyone else had gone to sleep, Demi and Kristian ended up in a hot tub together. Both Demi and Kristian said that they didn’t realize how much they mean to each other until they separated when Demi went on the shooting of “Bachelor in Paradise”.
In October 2019, Demi announced that they ended their relationship. Their joint statement on Instagram said that this is the best for both of them, since they feel that they need to grow individually. Demi and Kristian thanked their fans for all the love and support they have had through the show.
In 2021, Demi joined the crew of “The Celebrity Dating Game”, and she was seen in one episode. Demi said that she seeks a loving companion of any gender.
As of March 2023, Demi seems to be single, she hasn’t been married and was engaged once. However, she is cast for the new dating show, entitled “Love Trip: Paris”, which follows four American girls who move to Paris, France to find love.
Age, height, and net worth
Demi is 28 years old, and her trademark is her blonde hair and piercing blue eyes. She is known for her petite figure, standing at the height a 5ft 2ins (1.57m), and weighing around 105lbs (48kgs).
As a TV personality and social media influencer, Demi has accumulated a decent amount of money, and according to sources as of March 2023, her net worth has been estimated at over $300,000.