Cassandra Ann Randolph (born April 27, 1995) is an American television personality who came to national prominence in 2019, as a contestant on season 23 of The Bachelor, starring Colton Underwood. Randolph was later chosen by Underwood as the winner of the competition.
Randolph was born in Orange County, California to parents Matt Randolph and Amy McCleary. She is the eldest of three siblings; her younger siblings include Landon and Michelle, an actress and model signed to Wilhelmina Models.
Randolph grew up in Huntington Beach, California and Walnut Creek, California, where she graduated from Berean Christian High School; Randolph then attended Biola University, graduating with a degree in communication sciences and disorders in 2016. She then began working as a substitute ESL teacher at the Huntington Beach Union High School District. She is scheduled to graduate with a master's degree in speech pathology from the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire in 2021.
Randolph began her career in reality television in 2016, appearing in the reality web series Young Once. The series follows Christian students in Southern California studying at Biola University, a conservative evangelical university that enforces abstinence-only rules and bans alcohol and drugs. Season two of the web series began airing at the same time as The Bachelor.
In 2018, Randolph was cast in season 23 of The Bachelor, starring former professional football player Colton Underwood. Filming for the season took place throughout fall 2018, and Randolph was later revealed by the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) as a contestant on December 6, 2018.
In the episode aired on March 4, 2019, Randolph quit the competition after realizing she did not feel ready to become engaged at the end of the season; Randolph breaking up with Underwood caused him to commit the "fence jump", which was heavily reported in the media.
Randolph later rejoined the season in the following episode, after Underwood revealed to her that he would not propose and had broken up with other finalists Tayshia Adams and Hannah Godwin to be with her. As the only remaining contestant, Underwood selected Randolph as the winner in the March 12 episode.