Liberty High School grad rides into reality TV on ‘The Bachelor’

December 27, 2011

By Tom Corrigan

Lindzi Cox

According to an August 2000 article in The Issaquah Press, the family motto of 2003 Liberty High School grad Lindzi Cox is as follows: “We have our good days and our bad days. We just hope all our good days are on the weekend.”

Hopefully for Cox, at least some of the filming of the upcoming season of the ABC show “The Bachelor” took place on the weekend.

Cox, 27, is set to appear on the ABC reality series that starts its next season Jan. 2.

“The Bachelor” is famous for its “rose ceremonies,” where, after going on televised dates, the eligible bachelor of the title hands roses to the women he wants to stay on the show.

For this season, having formerly appeared on “The Bachelorette,” businessman Ben Flajnik will have his choice of 25 bachelorettes, including Cox.

According to ABC, Cox and other show participants, as well as their friends and families, are not allowed to talk with the media prior to the participant either being eliminated or winning the show. Cox could not be reached for any comment.

During her days at Liberty, Cox spelled her first name more conventionally, using “Lindsey,” according to Issaquah School District records. Her name also appeared that way in at least two Issaquah Press stories outlining her equestrian accomplishments.

In July 2000, Cox won three riding blue ribbons aboard Nautical Ridge. She talked about practicing with the horse on her parent’s farm in Newcastle. According to the story, Cox competed in her first horse show at age 4. In 2001, she won her age group at the American Horseshow Association Young Rider national championships held in California.

According to several websites devoted to TV and “The Bachelor,” Cox put her riding skills to work on the upcoming show. Instead of arriving in a limo, as do most of the bachelorettes, Cox made her initial entrance on horseback. There is no word on whether or not the ploy got her any special attention from the show’s featured bachelor, Flajnik.

Tom Corrigan: 392-6434, ext. 241, or Reporter David Hayes contributed to this report. Comment at

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