This Contestant On Matt James' Bachelor Season Has A Very Famous Parent

Matt James' season of The Bachelor premieres Monday, January 4 — are you as pumped as we are? We are already pouring our glass of wine. Meanwhile, we already know some interesting things about the ladies who will be vying for the first Black Bachelor's heart. For instance, the 32 women, who were chosen from all across the country, and one even as far away as Ethiopia, range in age from 21 to 32, and list their careers on their ABC bios as everything from realtor, to photographer, to professional ballerina, to "Queen." We can't wait to see what that last one even means! It seems many of the women may have natural connections with James, given their readiness for relationships, interests, hobbies, and jobs.

But among the field, one woman who is hoping to connect with the 28-year-old North Carolina native has something others do not, and that is a very famous parent. Kit Keenan is 21, and also happens to be the daughter of a fashion designer whose name we are all quite familiar with. In fact, Keenan herself is already embedded in the fashion world, helming a brand aptly called KIT, according to People. So whose daughter is Keenan, who, incidentally, hasn't had a serious relationship since high school, and will her fame connection be a factor in her search for love on The Bachelor?

Kit Keenan grew up rich but wants a real relationship

Well, Kennan's mom is actually iconic designer Cynthia Rowley (via Cheat Sheet). The world renowned fashion maven, whose line includes womenswear, accessories, shoes, cosmetics, perfume, handbags, and even eyewear, is worth a jaw-dropping $100 million given her success in the industry since the late 1980s, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Clearly, Keenan grew up with quite a bit of privilege — Rowley is said to own two and possibly three New York City properties — and in fact, according to her ABC bio, the blonde beauty still lives at home with her parents in the West Village. Incidentally, her father is Bill Keenan, an interior designer. Keenan told Vanity Fair in 2016, "While I'm still living at home, it's really cool to like, be able to hang out with my parents as much as possible before I go out and have my own life." 

The talented young woman is also said to be finishing her last year of undergrad at New York University. She acknowledges she has high standards for relationships, and wants to find someone "genuine, open, and honest" with a high degree of emotional intelligence. 

Are Kit Keenan and Matt James a match?

Her appearance on The Bachelor this season will not be Keenan's first foray into media or fame, with Screenrant dubbing her a very successful Instagram influencer already. A quick look at her account reveals her 46,000-plus followers enjoy seeing her fashion-showcasing pics, as well as beauty, fitness, and lifestyle tips — including healthy recipes, and exercises for maintaining her lithe physique.

Meanwhile, in addition to finishing college and running her own fashion line, Keenan also currently hosts a podcast called Ageless with Rowley, which is described this way: "We explore fashion, business, wellness, and motherhood through the lens of our adventures around the world." She appeared in a short film called Shredding in Heels, which yes, featured her ability to surf in stilettos. And yes, they were by Cynthia Rowley, naturally. And yes, the stunt was extremely impressive, perhaps enough so to win James' heart!

Interestingly, James has shared Instagram posts featuring himself surfing — could theirs be a love destined from the start? Probably too soon to tell, and yet, the would-be couple seem to have a lot in common, including a love of staying fit, and a dedication to nonprofit work. 

It's worth noting Keenan's Bachelor bio also notes she feels incredibly mature despite her young age, and is ready for a serious commitment. We'll see if she hits it off with James soon enough — incidentally, he should be warned she is not into guys who wear flip flops.