The questions remain about who will be the next Bachelorette, but ABC has finally revealed a date when the mystery will be answered. "The identity of the latest Bachelorette will be revealed during "The Bachelor: After the Final Rose," airing live on Monday, March 11 from 10-11 p.m." ABC confirmed Wednesday in a statement.
While it's unclear if producers will go with someone familiar to "Bachelor" and "Bachelorette" fans, it's likely the next lady to hand out the roses will be someone viewers recognize. It's always a good possibility that producers will go with a fan favorite from the previous season of "The Bachelor." In the case of Sean's Season, there are some definite possibilities in the women he sent home.
Lindsay Yenter and Catherine Giudici are the two final women and both are well liked by fans. Whoever does not get the final rose could return as the next Bachelorette when Season 9 premieres May 20. Political consultant Leslie Murphy, professional organizer AshLee Frazier, wedding dress designer Desiree Hartsock, and advertising exec Sarah Herron are also possibilities. The love-struck AshLee, who stormed out without even a goodbye, likely has more of a shot than Leslie since it's being reported Leslie is now seeing a former "Bachelorette" suitor from Emily Maynard's season. Sarah, who was sent home even before the rose ceremony, was beloved by fans for her bright smile and determination even in the challenges she faced having one arm. Desiree has a girls-next-door quality about her, but her brother may be enough to scare off producers -- and potential husbands.
While there are a few women who could return as the next Bachelorette, there are a couple that producers will most likely steer far away -- most obviously, Tierra. Not only does she claim to be engaged, but the drama and tears would likely have the men returning to the limo before they even stepped completely out. It's also a long shot that producers would go with Selma Alameri considering her extreme reservations to kiss on camera due to her religious beliefs -- although that would make for some interesting (and awkward) dates.
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