She may have gotten cast aside right after the hometown dates by this season’s “Bachelor” Sean Lowe, but Desiree Hartsock has a new reason to rejoice. The fan favorite has been chosen by ABC to be the next star of “The Bachelorette”! Are you excited for her season to air?
After Chris Harrison made the official announcement on Monday night’s “After The Final Rose” special, she talked about her plans to meet 25 new men. She said, “I just can’t believe I’m here. With the support of everyone, it’s just such a blessing. I could never have imagined signing up for The Bachelor and having this opportunity.”
She started tearing up as the crowd gave her a standing ovation, to which host Chris Harrison offered, “If you’re crying now, we’re in for a long season together.”
Afterward, he asked her about watching the season finale of the show, in which Sean chooses Christina Giudici for his wife. She said, “I’m so happy for them. I could only hope to have the love that they’ve found and I am very hopeful in all of this. And I do hope to meet the man of my dreams.”
She went on to say, “I do believe [in the show]. I’m ready, I’m open and I’ve seen it happen. I did realize that the feelings are real – the emotions that you go through. It is a real relationship and I’m going to have many of them! I know that it can happen and one of them will be hopefully my true love, as cliche as it sounds.”
Of meeting 25 guys on her season of “The Bachelorette”, she added, “I can handle them, oh yeah. Bring them on!”
Her season of the show is set to air this summer. Will you be tuning in?