Fargo native sent home before rose ceremony in premiere of ‘The Bachelor’

“In North Dakota, we say, ‘Uff da, he’s looking mighty fine.’”
Fargo business woman to appear on "The Bachelor"
Fargo business woman to appear on "The Bachelor"(None)
Published: Jan. 23, 2023 at 1:05 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 24, 2023 at 3:44 PM CST
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FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - A Fargo native made her short-lived appearance on ABC’s “The Bachelor” Monday night.

Madison Johnson, 26, was sent home during the season 27 premiere before the rose ceremony, along with 10 other women.

Johnson played to her Fargo roots from the moment she stepped out of the limousine and into the mansion, telling Bachelor Zach Shallcross, “In North Dakota, we say, ‘Uff da, he’s looking mighty fine.’”

Later in the episode, Johnson pulled Shallcross aside, more than once. During their first conversation, she again hinted to her Fargo roots, putting winter apparel on Shallcross.

She went back a second time to pull Shallcross aside. He brought up Minnesota Vikings Wide Receiver Justin Jefferson. The two performed the griddy before Johnson went in for a kiss, and that’s when things went south.

Johnson called the kiss “subpar” and stepped away crying while the other contestants attempted to comfort her. Later, when the first impression rose was given to another contestant, she stepped away crying.

That’s when she tried to pull Shallcross away for a third time and he informed her that she would be going home because he did not see a future with Johnson.


26-year old, Madison Johnson, owner and CEO of MJM consulting will premiere tonight on ABC’s “The Bachelor”. According to her Bachelorette biography on ABC.com, Maddison Johnson is ready to receive the love she gives to so many others. She states, while growing up she took on the role of caretaker for her two younger sisters. So, when it comes to her love life, her little sisters are part of a package deal.

She is hoping to meet an honest, empathetic, loyal man with a caring family. Madison has worked extremely hard to get to such a great place in life and says she is more than ready to find someone to share it with. She is serious about finding love on this journey.

Some fun facts about Madison are that she dislikes ALL sauces, she was a Presidential Scholar in college, and if Madison could have any superpower, it would be the power to pause time.