*WARNING: The Bachelor spoilers lay ahead…*
On Monday, it was confirmed by Chris Harrison on the After the Final Rose special that ABC had selected Ben Higgins' runner-up JoJo Fletcher to be The Bachelorette for season 12.
Of course, this news comes after it was rumored that lovable cast-off Caila Quinn was spotted filming an introductory package for the dating series in her hometown of Hudson, Ohio. Dreams shattered!
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We can't say were entirely shocked with the network's decision, as Miz Fletcher's heartbreak caused MAJOR reactions when the "Perfect Ben" decided that he loved Lauren Bushnell a little bit more than her. Awkward!
Still, when it was announced that the hit reality show would have a minority lead, many just assumed it would Miz Quinn as she was Higgins' second runner-up and of Filipino descent. In fact, the software sales representative would have been the first multiracial bachelorette in the show's history. Unfortunately, fans of the show didn't seem too pumped about Caila being the rumored pick.
Although it looks as though minority rumors weren't an outright lie, as it's said that JoJo is both Persian and White. Sneaky, sneaky!
Furthermore, it seems as though Caila never had a chance to helm the dating show after Fletcher became a fan favorite when Benny Boy decided to tell his two finalists that he loved them both. How could ABC NOT pick JoJo??
Ch-ch-check out the best reactions to JoJo being named the new bachelorette on Twitter (below)!
Tune into see JoJo search for love when the 12th season airs on ABC on May 23.
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