There is nothing I like more than being right. And now I get to combine that with one of my other favorite things, The Bachelor. I’ve been calling that Rachel would be the next Bachelorette since week 1 and now… well, let’s just say “I TOLD YOU SO!”
Last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Rachel, a lawyer from Texas, was announced as the next Bachelorette.
Given that the news had leaked earlier in the day, it wasn’t really that big of a shock. But there was one surprise: Rachel wasn’t sent home on last night’s ep, meaning that she’s technically still in the running for Nick’s heart. Which makes the timing of the announcement really fucking weird. Why wouldn’t ABC wait until next week, after the hometown visits? We now have to assume that that’s when Rachel gets the boot, right? Which I’m imagining happens simply because her judge father simply can’t compete with Corinne’s Raquel and her cheese pasta.
Odd timing aside, Rachel being the next Bacheloretteis a big deal for two reasons: announcing the next contestant before the current season ends is a first (never mind doing it while someone is still on the show), and Rachel will be the first person of color to headline the long-running reality dating series. She was also the first black contestant to ever get the coveted “first impression rose.” Seriously – it took the franchise 15 years and 33 seasons for either of those things to happen, which is depressing when you think about it. Go get em…but, for the love of god, please stop dancing all the time. It’s embarrassing. .
[via The Hollywood Reporter]
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