There may still be a LONG way to go on The Bachelor this coming week with the women telling all on Sunday night and Arie Luyendyk, ya know, needing to pick who actually wins the show later…
But it’s not too early to start looking at potential contestants for the next season of The Bachelorette!!!
And we already have a very good idea of who might be the frontrunners!!!
During the taping of the Women Tell All special — which airs Sunday night, BTW — Arie kept mum about the next Bachelorette, but it sure sounds like he knows the woman’s name, judging by his response here when E! Online asked him who the lucky girl will be (below):
“I do. But that’s sort of a TBA, so I’ll have to definitely weigh in on that later.”
While the announcement won’t come down until March 5th during the After The Final Rose special, the fact that the woman has already been picked and Arie already knows is a departure from recent seasons past when the picks have waffled and changed a bit right down to the wire!
So that might mean that one of the fan favorites from Arie’s season here is already signed up for the gig — and that might mean that Becca Kufrin, Lauren Burnham, Kendall Long, Bekah Martinez, and Tia Booth were all probably seriously considered!!!
Bekah is young — 22 at the time of filming with Arie, as you’ll recall — and there may be some questions as to whether she’s right to be the Bachelorette if the show still considers her too young to marry…
Tia was a fan favorite in the same way her Arkansas BFF Raven Gates was a season before, but Raven did well to find love with Adam Gottschalk on BIP, and that may end up being Tia’s route, too!
She took rejection like a champ last week, too, and makes it seem like the next chapter may not be with her in the show’s driver’s seat (below):
What an experience. I├óΓé¼Γäóm forever grateful for @BachelorABC for this opportunity to learn so much about myself and grow as a person. I├óΓé¼Γäóm thankful for @ariejr for showing me it is ok to fall in love, even if it results in heartbreak. What a beautiful chapter of life├░┼╕ΓÇô┬ñ pic.twitter.com/wnmLlLU0MF
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Tia Booth (@tiarachel91) February 20, 2018
So where does that leave us?
Kendall, Becca, and Lauren?
Basically, one of the two that loses out in the final three??
Y’all feeling this, Perezcious readers???
Let us know in the comments (below)!!!
[Image via ABC.]