Turn on some classical music and pour yourself a glass of wine — because after weeks of wondering who ABC would pick to star as the next Bachelorette, the official announcement has been made. During Sean Lowe‘s The Bachelor: After the Final Rose special Monday night, it was revealed that Desiree Hartsock is The Bachelorette. That’s right, the producers have selected America’s newest sweetheart.
For most of Sean’s season, people speculated that AshLee Frazier , the 32-year-old personal organizer (whatever that is) from Houston, Tex., would be helmed the next star. But during the Women Tell All special last week, AshLee’s true colors shined through when she played a blame game with Sean. Needless to say, this is where she basically eliminated herself from the running.
But America has always been smitten with Desiree, a 26-year-old bridal stylist from Northglenn, Colo., who made it to the final four of Sean’s season before being sent home. We love her quirky and fun personality, and how she’s always up for an adventure. And when she was sent home, we watched as Sean crushed her poor, little heart, largely due to matters beyond her control (read: her extremely rude brother). But now, we will get to share her journey with her to the path of relationship redemption — and hopefully, this time she will find true love.
With Sean’s season over, we only have a few months of waiting until we get to see Desiree’s story. The Bachelorette premieres on ABC in May.
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