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Ashley Hebert didn’t graduate from dental school

The Bachelorette star Ashley Hebert is a dentist, according to her ABC bio, and People magazine called her a “University of Pennsylvania dental school graduate.” But the Philadelphia Daily News reports that she did not graduate from dental school and thus is not yet actually a dentist.

Citing vague “sources,” the paper says she “did not graduate Penn Dental School May 16 as had been expected. Hebert was listed in the program but did not attend the ceremony, nor has she actually completed her studies.”

However, a University of Pennsylvania spokesperson wouldn’t confirm or deny that Ashley had not graduated. And you don’t actually have to attend graduation to graduate, of course.

Ashley told the Portland Press Herald that despite being on two reality shows in one year, “I don’t think I would be a good entertainer. I plan to go straight into dentistry.”

Update: On Jimmy Kimmel Monday, Ashley said, “Technically, I graduated last week,” but quickly added that she hasn’t really finished her education: “I have to make up for the time I lost. I’m going to be there throughouth the summer, making up credits and stuff.”

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