One of the most interesting moments of "The Bachelorette: Men Tell All" special that aired on Monday, July 21, was when an audience member by the name of Petra interrupted host Chris Harrison's interview of finalist Chris Soules. She did what many women probably wished they had the guts to do: she basically asked him out.
Chris H. and Chris S. were having a pretty emotional talk about Andi Dorfman sending him home when all of a sudden Petra, from the audience, asked if she could interrupt. Instead of just shutting her down, Chris H. invited her to the stage. She asked Chris S. if he thinks he'll find someone in Iowa and told him that she's from a small town in Canada. When Chris H. asked her if she wants to date Chris S., she said that would absolutely date him. Since it was time for a break, Chris H. told them to have a speed date on the couch.
It's not exactly clear what, if anything, happened between Chris and Petra. When the special came back on the air, the show moved on to the guys grilling Andi.
Andi Dorfman, tweeting live during the airing of the special, gave her reaction to Petra going after Chris. Andi thought that Petra has great fashion sense at the very least. "Did this chick just steal Chris AND my romper?" she tweeted. "No but seriously you can have Chris he's great but give me my romper back!" she later tweeted. Her tweets received some immediate criticisms from fans who reminded her that she dropped Chris so she can't complain about anyone else going after him. Obviously, they couldn't tell that she was joking with her tweets.
So far, neither host Chris Harrison nor Chris Soules have spoken out about Petra on social media. Many fans of the show likely want to know whether she was a real audience member with the hots for Chris S. and lots of courage or if, as some suspect, she was planted by producers to create drama.
One person wrote that it's obvious that Petra will be a contestant on the next season of "The Bachelor." Another fan of the show wrote that Petra was just trying to be the next Bachelorette. Whatever the truth, Petra has certainly struck a nerve with the show's fans!