Was The Next Bachelorette Changed From Caila To JoJo At The Last Minute?? See The Producer’s Seeming Confirmation!

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This is quite an interesting coincidence…

JoJo Fletcher is all set to be the next Bachelorette, as we reported earlier this week, but it now appears that was a decision made at truly the last minute — and at the expense of Caila Quinn!

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The Bachelor franchise allegedly was all set to go with Caila after running some screen tests with her several weeks ago, including a full Bachelorette intro package, until they decided late in the process to go with JoJo!

Showrunner Mike Fleiss tweeted some interesting things last week that — now looking back on it — may have leaked that decision to go away from their initial diverse choice (Caila is Filipino) and instead choose the southerner, JoJo.

It all had to do with food (below):

Seems innocuous, right?!

Well, Fleiss did say he was going to be tweeting Bachelorette spoilers and other behind the scenes info… so could this be a metaphor for his decision between JoJo and Caila?!

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After JoJo was announced, Fleiss wrote:


“If it ain’t broke,” is sort of how Fleiss probably sees The Bachelorette, a show that has taken heat from viewers about its general lack of diversity, but nevertheless has thus far remained committed to its, um, very lily-white look.

And JoJo being from the south, BBQ… it pretty much fits!

What do U think — was the ol’ switcheroo pulled at the last minute? Should producers have picked Caila??

Let us know in the comments (below)!!!

[Image via ABC.]

Mar 18, 2016 1:28pm PDT

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