The Next Bachelorette Has Been Chosen, And We're Already Excited

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Spoilers ahead for the Bachelor: After The Final Rose special on ABC.

Season 22 of The Bachelor ended on a seriously controversial note thanks to Arie Luyendyk's belated decision that he'd picked the wrong woman to spend his life with after the end of his time in the spotlight. Despite choosing Becca Kufrin at the end of the competition, Arie changed his mind and, along with the Bachelor production team, set Becca up to break up with her on camera after promising her a romantic getaway. Well, the good news is that Becca's final experience with the Bachelor franchise won't be chatting with Arie in the Bachelor: After The Final Rose special. The special also announced her as the next leading lady of The Bachelorette. Becca has another chance at reality TV love!

According to After The Final Rose host Chris Harrison, there wasn't exactly a lot of discussion needed behind-the-scenes for the selection of Becca as the next star of The Bachelorette, and she was all smiles when she walked out to the thunderous applause of the audience. Clearly her heartbreak in the breakup scene hasn't soured her on the Bachelor franchise and she's willing to risk her heart all over again. Of course, unlike her time on The Bachelor, Becca will be in charge of the relationship statuses on The Bachelorette.

Interestingly, After The Final Rose kicked off Becca's time as the Bachelorette star right away. When asked what she's looking for in a man, she kind of hilariously listed loyalty and honesty among her desired qualities, which got some appreciative laughs from the audience. Maybe Becca hasn't forgiven Arie quite as much as she claims! After sharing what she wants in a man, Chris Harrison brought a group of the contestants who will be attempting to woo Becca on The Bachelorette, and she got to check out the hunky gents who will be part of her life once her season of the show kicks off.

We can only hope that Becca's time on The Bachelorette ends more positively than her time on The Bachelor. We can be pretty certain that she won't end her season by tricking her chosen man into believing she's taking him on a romantic getaway just to break up with him on camera. Something tells me she'll do things a lot differently than Arie did on The Bachelor. Hopefully no STDs will be involved either!

We'll have to wait and see. The Bachelorette will kick off on ABC with Becca Kufrin as leading lady on May 28. For what you can watch in the meantime, be sure to take a look at our midseason TV premiere guide. If streaming is more your style, swing by our 2018 Netflix premiere guide as well as our 2018 Amazon Prime premiere rundown. There's plenty of reality TV on the horizon that should deliver plenty of drama, a la the Bachelor franchise.

Laura Hurley
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