'Bachelor' star Bekah reveals why she was on missing persons list

“The Bachelor” contestant Bekah Martinez was on a missing persons list during her time on the reality series — but it wasn’t because her mom wasn’t aware she was competing for Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s final rose.

Martinez, 22, spoke to Jimmy Kimmel on Monday night after the episode where she was eliminated aired on TV, however, she had actually been eliminated months prior when her mom reported her missing in Northern California.

“I just decided to go to the mountains with my friends for a couple weeks and I was there for six or seven days without phone service which I thought I was going to have phone service and I told my mother that I would,” Martinez recalled.

“I just had this weird feeling like on the sixth or seventh day, I need to go home now. So I got in my car, drove to where I had service, called my parents and then come to find out only 12 hours before my mother had called the Humboldt Sheriff’s Department saying that I was missing,” she added.

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THESE ARE THE LENGTHS MY CHEESY ASS REALLY WENT TO FOR MY BACHELOR CASTING PHOTOS 😭😭😭 #Blindsided #DidntKnowWhatWasComing (this isn’t me hitting on ol’ Pete. He’s too busy cuddling with his dog and doing pull-ups or something)
when it’s the end of the week and you’re exhausted but glam is life #proglam
THE BACHELOR - Six years ago, Arie Luyendyk Jr. was in love and a day away from proposing to the woman of his dreams. And then, she broke his heart. Emily Maynard (now Emily Maynard Johnson) may not have been Arie's future wife, but he hasn't been able to find a love like hers since. Now Arie, 36, is back and ready to race into America's heart yet again when he returns for a second shot at love, starring in the 22nd season of ABC's hit romance reality series 'The Bachelor,' premiering MONDAY, JANUARY 1 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network. (Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images) REBEKAH
THE BACHELOR - Six years ago, Arie Luyendyk Jr. was in love and a day away from proposing to the woman of his dreams. And then, she broke his heart. Emily Maynard (now Emily Maynard Johnson) may not have been Arie's future wife, but he hasn't been able to find a love like hers since. Now Arie, 36, is back and ready to race into America's heart yet again when he returns for a second shot at love, starring in the 22nd season of ABC's hit romance reality series 'The Bachelor,' premiering MONDAY, JANUARY 1 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network. (Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images) REBEKAH
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THE BACHELOR - The Bachelor: The Women Tell All - Arie Luyendyk Jr.s search for love has taken him from Los Angeles to Peru. Along the way there have been highs and lows - and then there was Krystal, one of the most controversial bachelorettes of the group. Now, 18 of the most unforgettable women this season are back to confront Arie and tell their side of the story and how difficult it was to date a Bachelor who was falling for multiple women. Krystal attempts to defend her behavior, but a never- seen clip from the bowling alley date reveals her calling out the women and Arie with shocking words. Bekah M. admonishes Tia for going behind her back to Arie about her age. Look back at some of the most memorable moments in The Bachelor: The Women Tell All history. Then, take a sneak peek at the dramatic conclusion to Aries search for love, on The Bachelor: The Women Tell All, SUNDAY, FEB. 25 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network. (Paul Hebert via Getty Images) BEKAH
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Because no one in my hometown will EVER let me live this one down 😂 Speaking of which, CITIZENS OF FRESNO: Come find me tomorrow night at @scraps.shoppe downtown!! (2019 Tuolumne Street) I’ll be there from 5-8pm hanging with my friends and meeting all you beautiful people. Stop by and say hi. 🖤
the most beautiful/hilarious/successful/wonderful/driven woman I know. Seinne, I love you. happy late birthday sweet girl. glad a crazy tv show brought you into my life. #bigsis
surrounded by white to amplify my tan 🕶✨
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THE BACHELOR - 'Episode 2201' - What do a quirky, cute set decorator who has a thing for taxidermy, death and zombies; a Yale graduate with the business acumen to be a big success, but failing grades in love; a rock-climbing nanny who combines youthful exuberance with classic charm; a lovely Latin lady who can spice things up in the romance department; and a former model who harbors a huge secret all have in common? They all have their sights set on making the Bachelor, Arie Luyendyk Jr., their future husband when the much-anticipated 22nd edition of ABCs hit romance reality series The Bachelor premieres, MONDAY, JAN. 1 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network. (Paul Hebert/ABC via Getty Images) REBEKAH M., ARIE LUYENDYK JR.
tonight was special. 🖤 @ariejr
went to a cat cafe today and i almost chained myself to a coffee table so they couldn’t make me leave when my hour slot was up
enjoying life one canadian tuxedo at a time. . styled by @thisiskelsie shot by @iiamlegend makeup by @mua.susie
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Martinez wanted to clear the air to let viewers know that she did not lie to her mother.

She had told her mom she planned to work on a marijuana farm in the area, according to her mother’s account. Her mother had reached a friend of Martinez’s and told her to come home when her daughter refused, noting she was near Eureka — which is not near a marijuana farm.

As standard procedure, when authorities tried to contact Martinez and those she was with and received no response, the case was forwarded to the Criminal Investigations Division.

“To set the record straight I’m not a weed farmer,” Bekah said on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Monday. “I’m still a nanny in L.A., but yes my friends have a marijuana farm.”

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Arie Luyendyk, Jr. attends X Games Austin's 101X's X Games Austin Kick-Off Bash at The Belmont on June 4, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Suzanne Cordeiro/Corbis via Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - MAY 28: Speed Energy Stadium Super Truck Series driver and The Bachelorette TV Show contestant Arie Luyendyk Jr attends Grand Prix Street Fest at Campus Martius Park on May 28, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Paul Warner/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 26: Arie Luyendyk, Jr. attends the 2013 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motorspeedway on May 26, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 03: Arie Luyendyk, Jr. attends KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2012 at Nokia Theatre LA Live on December 3, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 22: TV personality Arie Luyendyk Jr. attends the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival pool party at the Wet Republic pool at the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino on September 22, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for Clear Channel)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 22: TV personality Arie Luyendyk Jr. attends the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival pool party at the Wet Republic pool at the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino on September 22, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for Clear Channel)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Television personality Arie Luyendyk Jr. poses in the press room at the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steven Lawton/Getty Images)
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FONTANA, CA - FEBRUARY 3: IndyCar driver Arie Luyendyk Jr. during the annual Indycar Series pre-season 'Test in the West' on February 3, 2003 at the California Speedway in Fontana, California. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
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