These 6 Women Were Almost the Next Bachelorette

Always a contestant, by no means a lead.

While it isn’t a sentiment most conventional other people can relate to, it is one numerous The Bachelor and The Bachelorette alums know all too smartly, with just a uncommon few happening to change into the franchise’s subsequent lead once they fail to seek out love on their season or on Bachelor in Paradise. 

But that does not imply they are not severely regarded as through the manufacturers for the task…and even signal contracts earlier than someone else is in the end selected. And that is precisely what came about when it got here time to pick out The Bachelorette’s season 16 lead, with Clare Crawley, the runner-up from Juan Pablo Galavis‘ 2014 season (and a two-time Bachelor in Paradise and Bachelor Winter Games celebrity), being selected over girls from newer seasons. 

Before Clare, 38, landed the position, manufacturers met with a minimum of six different girls, in line with our assets, with all the contenders studying the evening earlier than the verdict used to be formally introduced on Good Morning America if they’d landed the gig or now not. 

While some fanatics have been shocked to peer Clare introduced as the brand new Bachelorette, a supply printed to E! News that she has in truth been within the combine for a while, and had even been considered for remaining season.

A 2d supply defined, “They wanted someone who was older, more mature and had more life experience.”

As for the opposite girls manufacturers met with, only one used to be one from Peter Weber’s present season, which has been criticized through some fanatics on account of the contestants’ cattiness. And some audience felt like they in reality did not get to grasp any of the ladies that smartly because of the unending drama happening in the home. 

Clare, alternatively, has persistently supplied compelling moments during her 4 earlier appearances inside the franchise. 

“Clare is known to be very emotional and vulnerable and they know they are going to get a good season,” a display insider defined.

Still, 3 different girls reportedly signed contracts earlier than Clare used to be picked, with one girl being printed as their No. 2 selection had the hairdresser handed. 

Here are the six different girls who have been within the combine:

Hannah Brown

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Tia Booth, Bachelor, Bachelorette

Amy Sussman/Getty Images

Kelsey Weier

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Tayshia Adams, Bachelor, Bachelorette

ABC/John Fleenor

Kendall Long, Bachelor, Bachelorette

ABC/Matt Petit

Katie Morton, Chris Bukowski, Bachelor In Paradise

ABC/John Fleenor

The Bachelor‘s two-night finale starts Monday, March nine, at eight p.m. on ABC, whilst The Bachelorette will debut this spring.

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