Season 18 of The Bachelor has been bizarre, and scandalous. Between Juan Pablo’s anti-gay comments, video vixen Elisa Mosca’s weird soft-porn video, and Clare Crawley’s “Did they or did they not have sex” in the ocean drama, it’s hard to believe that Juan Pablo has made it down to his final six women. It is even harder to believe that one of the six remaining women will be cast as ABC’s next Bachelorette this summer.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with The Bachelor television series, it has a counterpart, The Bachelorette. The Bachelor airs during the Winter, and then one of the Final Six women on The Bachelor, basically get their own spin-off and appear during the Summer on The Bachelorette. The Bachelorette follows the same structure as The Bachelor, except it is a woman looking for love, and a group of men move into the Bachelor Mansion to try and win her over. Juan Pablo was actually one of the bachelors on Desiree Hartsock’s season of The Bachelorette. When Desiree eliminated him, ABC opted to cast him as The Bachelor (which they are most likely regretting). So, one of the remaining women on Juan Pablo’s season of The Bachelor, Renee, Clare, Nikki, Sharleen, Andi, and Chelsie, will be cast as the 2014 Bachelorette.
When you look at Renee, Clare, Nikki, Sharleen, Andi, and Chelsie, it is hard to imagine any of them as the 2014 Bachelorette, but one of them will be. Nikki is the winner of Season 18 of The Bachelor, so it can’t be her. Clare makes it the Final Two with Nikki, and no Final Two girl has ever been chosen to be the next Bachelorette because of scheduling and filming conflicts.
Rumor had it ABC would cast Andi Dorfman as the 2014 Bachelorette, although there was no solid proof to that theory, she did seem to fit The Bachelorette stereotype perfectly. Dumping Juan Pablo was the smartest thing Andi every did.
Update: We were right – Andi Dorfman has been selected as the next Bachelorette – in fact the lawyer dropped a murder case she was prosecuting during trial to accept the position.