The current season of “The Bachelor” is winding down, which means the announcement of the new star of “The Bachelorette” is on the horizon. According to a Feb. 25 report by E! News, 26-year old assistant district attorney Andi Dorfman is the front runner to star on the next installment of the rosy reality series.
In what could be considered an attempt to land the coveted “Bachelorette” role, Dorfman eliminated herself from the competition before this week’s rose ceremony, but not before spending the night in a fantasy suite with this season’s prize, Juan Pablo Galavis.
On the Feb. 25 episode of the show, the brunette beauty dumped the 32-year old single dad, calling him “inappropriate” and saying he had “no filter.” She also dissed his incessant "language barrier" defense, and said she would die if she had to hear him say “It’s OK” one more time.
On his blog for Entertainment weekly host Chris Harrison revealed, “Andi was looking for the escape hatch from the fantasy suite. None of us on the crew expected this overnight date to go so wrong. When they went in the suite that night and we all left, things were fine and Andi was looking forward to spending some time getting to know Juan Pablo better. But when we talked to her the next day, she told us it was a ‘nightmare.’”
So, would Dorfman really want to put herself through the process again? While E! News sources confirmed that producers have spoken to her about the new gig, nothing is official and ABC is not commenting on the casting rumor.
Of course, “Bachelor” blogger Reality Steve broke the alleged casting news last week. The spoiler king revealed on his blog: “Andi will be announced as the ‘Bachelorette’ on the live ATFR show, which airs immediately following the finale on Monday, March 10th. The guys for Andi’s season arrive in LA on Sunday the 9th.”
The “Bachelor” blogger also revealed that he’s already pinpointed nine of the new “Bachelorette” star’s suitors, dubbing the crew as “no different than the rest of your crop of contestants – models, musicians, dudes with connections to past contestants, personal trainers, etc. Same thing, different season. It never changes.”
Of course, “Bachelor” spoilers should be taken with a grain of salt. Dorfman complained about taking time away from work and her friends (and missing a wedding) to be on Juan Pablo’s season of the show, and her own father seemed to disapprove of the serial dating process.
In addition, Reality Steve got the ending of last season’s “Bachelor” wrong, although he’s been spot on so far this season.
In the end, it’s not "official" until ABC makes the announcement, so stay tuned.
The next "Bachelorette" star will officially be announced during the “After the Final Rose” special on March 10 on ABC.