Who is the Next “Bachelorette” & When Does Filming Begin Along with “Reader Emails”

As mentioned on Tuesday, the “Women Tell All” tapes tomorrow afternoon. My guess is I’ll have your spoilers up for you some time this weekend, so I will send a tweet out when they’re up. But remember, not much happens at these “Tell All” tapings. A few women get called up on the hot seat, they’ll snipe at each other, and they’ll show bloopers. But I’ll let you know as soon as I hear anything. Lets dive into a little bit on how the lead of this show is cast. In case you haven’t been scoring at home, the LAST 12 SEASONS, the lead has been someone who was just on the previous season except for Brad (who was re-cast after being the lead once), and Emily (who they waited a full season on before casting her). But other than that, DeAnna, Jason, Jillian, Jake, Ali, Ashley, Ben, Sean, Desiree, and Juan Pablo were the leads of this show who were on the previous season. So did they mix things up for next season of the “Bachelorette” and go off book? Uhhhhh, no.

Andi is the next “Bachelorette.”

Sure, sure, start your complaining now, or start your doubting because I have been wrong about leads in the past. But just like the rest of this season’s spoilers, this one is right. Hell, I even told you this was gonna be Andi’s gig when I gave you the spoilers back on November 20th, so this should come as a surprise to no one. It also keeps the show’s record intact of every “Bachelorette” they’ve had finished in the top 4 of their respective season. And Trista is the only girl who finished 2nd to get the gig, which I also told you back in November was why Clare wouldn’t get it. You cannot have the final 2 girl sitting at the ATFR talking about her breakup and crying and confronting the lead for the first time, then 20 minutes later say, “Oh and by the way, here’s our next Bachelorette – Clare.”

Andi will be announced as the “Bachelorette” on the live ATFR show, which airs immediately following the finale on Monday, March 10th. The guys for Andi’s season arrive in LA on Sunday the 9th, meaning they will “officially” see the “Bachelorette” is Andi when they are watching the finale as they are locked up in their hotel rooms. Of course, I’m sure most of them are aware of this site, or someone will relay it back to them well before they leave to notify them that it’s Andi. You’re welcome. Andi’s season begins filming either Tuesday night the 11th, or Wednesday night the 12th. All you’ll have to do is follow social media on either of those nights to see when it is. I’ve already got 9 guys from Andi’s season confirmed that I will release as we get closer to filming. No different than the rest of your crop of contestants – models, musicians, dudes with connections to past contestants, personal trainers, etc. Same thing, different season. It never changes.

Did you see Chris Harrison essentially spoil this season’s final two during his conference call with the media yesterday? Look at the last paragraph of his answer in the 2nd to last question. They basically ask him what he thought of the Clare/Nikki rivalry this season. His response?

“…And so it’s interesting. If they got to see that side of each other, which they will when they watch the show back. They’ll probably come to the After the Final Rose show and say, “You know what? We were probably more similar than we thought.”

Ummmm, Chris. Only the final two show up for the After the Final Rose show. Especially since we’ll see Andi when the “Women Tell All” tapes today. Then again, it’s not like this hasn’t been out there for 3 1/2 months, but I appreciate you confirming the spoilers, Chris. Much appreciated.

No idea why, but they are choosing to show Monday’s hometown dates completely out of order in regards to when they were filmed, according to ABC’s press release. Back in October before they even filmed the first hometown date, I told you they were filming from west to east. The actual order of filming went Clare (Oct 23rd), Nikki (Oct 25th), Andi (Oct 27th), then Renee (Oct 29th). On Monday, however the order they will show them in is: Nikki, Andi, Renee, Clare. No idea why. So just thought I’d fill you in on that.

Don’t forget live video chat tonight at 9:00pm EST/6:00pm PST, where I’m sure I will hear all your thoughts on Andi as the next “Bachelorette.” Really, this shouldn’t surprise anyone.

23 thoughts on “Who is the Next “Bachelorette” & When Does Filming Begin Along with “Reader Emails”

  1. I don’t know who can possibly read all of these letters word for word……but from the ones I did read I saw one common theme. SHARLEEN. WTF?

    One person commented she should be on Jeopardy? Are the contestants on this show so dumb that Sharleen comes across as a brain surgeon because she uses two consonant words?

    Perhaps the stupidity of Juan Pablo makes Sharleen look brilliant? I’m sure she’s smart, but damn, gimme a break. Did she graduate witha 4.0 Biology degree from Yale?

    Like I’ve said before, Opera Singer must be the brainiac equivalent to Nuclear Physicist for some people.

  2. Do you think JP and Nikki will last, do you think it would lead to marriage? I can’t remember what you thought about Sean and Catherine, but have you guessed after the show that they are going to get married?

    I knew Sean and Catherine would last. I don’t think Nikki and JP will last, probably a year would be the longest.

  3. Remember, Juan Paco is the one who answered the question about his favorite book on his bio “I don’t read books”. Have you ever known an intelligent person who doesn’t read at all? Of course not. You don’t get smart by watching TV. With Sharleen, she tries to appear smart by throwing in big words. That’s intentional. But she’s a performer, no different than any other performer. A few have something to say. Most THINK they have something to say. Some know nothing and don’t even pretend…. Like Juan Pedro. Just using big words doesn’t impress me. All it means is Sharleen’s pretentious and wants people to think she’s smart. I haven’t seen any evidence that she’s actually smart at anything, except for her slightly expanded vocabulary. She’s a singer. That doesn’t make her a rocket scientist.

  4. Noooo.. not Andi! Anyone BUT Andi! [It's not that she's Jewish, ]but I cannot look at that nose/nosejob for a full B’ette season! That’s the equivalent of looking at Emily’s fake teeth!
    It always seemed as if Andi was not into JP at all, just wanted to secure her spot in the top 4! So tired of these manipulators who just want to WIN!

  5. lisa, funny you mention Andi’s nose, as that’s the first thing I noticed about her on the first episode of the season. I kept going back and forth on thinking she was gorgeous in one scene, and then they’d show her again in an ITM and I would think she didn’t look that great. I finally realized that (in my opinion) she looks MUCH more attractive when she has her hair down. Her nose seems to stand out to me way more when she has her hair pulled back away from her face.

  6. Also- regarding Andi- I’m not sure I recall a contestant in the past that looks so different on camera vs. in photos, to me anyway. I just looked at some pics of Andi with her hair pulled back and I couldn’t find any where I didn’t think she looked really pretty. I think it’s just something that bugs me about her when she’s talking on camera with her hair pulled back. It sounds ridiculous, I know, but once I noticed that, it’s all I look for now when they show her. Going to be a long Bachelorette season for me if I can’t move past that, haha.

  7. @shirlie — what you smokin’ today girl? A year? Huh?

    Andi is Jewish? Who knew and who cares? Oy vey. I have never noticed her nose. I don’t know about her as a Bachelorette, but I think she’s really pretty.

  8. I’ve never noticed Andi’s hair or nose. I can’t get past her last name. But I don’t think she’s attactive at all.

  9. @bigfatwoman you always are worth reading…. :)
    I can’t get past peoples’ comments on nose jobs, “fake” teeth and now even someone’s last name? Good grief.

  10. Thank you to the person who wrote the email that included this quote…”And last season they really didn’t have a standout candidate for the lead since everyone was complaining about Drew and brooks being gay and zak kinda put the nail in his coffin with the creepy ice cream truck ride in the weird costume that made him seem like a ped.” OMG I died laughing. Picturing that Zak scene again, hahaha.
    Anyways, I believed Reality Steve all along when he said that Andi was gonna be the next bach’ette, so no surprise….but I am sorta disappointed. I’m sick of these recycled contestants, and I really feel like we don’t know Andi at all. And for some reason (maybe because her interactions with JP are so boring), I just don’t have a interest in her. Felt the same way with Des. I would like them to use a past contestant, but I wish they would use one from maybe a few seasons back…. someone that has now been around a little more that we know more about in the real world… like Ashley Spivey for example. Not necessarily her- she might have a boyfriend- but i’m just saying. The reason this season is so boring is because there is no genuine feelings between the lead and the contestants— even if its that “6 weeks in a bubble” love. JP is disinterested in everyone, and they are disinterested in him. Even if its fake, I like to see relationships like JP and Ashley form where they genuinely like each other.
    Anyways, I’m sure Andi will do fine. Nothing against her…. I’m just ready for a change I guess.

  11. @amyrn22 – Spivey has a boyfriend (i follow her on instagram) but I totally agree with what you are saying. I haven’t watched since Emily’s season – not interest. I do tune for hometowns through finale though. I think if they added someone as a lead from a few seasons back I would actually watch a whole season again…maybe haha

  12. @reader_who_thinks_camila_looks_like_ricki It’s not you! Camila is a Hispanic Ricki! I noticed as well!

  13. 1st – taking this blogs word for anything (or not) is a choice. Not seeing where the “loss” comes in.

    Where are the “waaaaaaaaay” too many people who think this stuff is real? Don’t see them posting here. When I read that, “I wish I were dumber” came to mind along with descriptives like condescending, disrespectful, unduly pompous… Just say’n. But hey, I digress.

    The order in which the home visits are shown is probably being dictated squarely by audience viewing habits. Nikki’s up 1st to grab viewers and Clare is last since they figure we’ll stick around for what promises to be “dramatic” “shocking” “never before seen” blah, blah, blah, but will likely be anti-climatic as usual. Ditto for Tuesday’s “shocking” “what happens in the fantasy suite, doesn’t stay in the fantasy suite” episode. They’ll bury the Andi drama to keep people watching. See? Some of us do recognize hyperbolically billed ‘drama’ when we see it. Thanks to OD, cc and the rewind functionality, I won’t be suffering through any more than is necessary to determine what, if anything, all the hubbub is about.

    Even the most casual of viewers of this show knows that the lead for the next season is chosen from among the top four; to say nothing of the legions who watch religiously. Drrrrr… Seriously? Only the most minuscule subset doubts its Andi, and probably only because they don’t want it to be her.

    Good on her! It’s what she was aiming for. Just hope she gives the Lily Munster look a rest.

  14. I think the recycled contestants are fine, but the last couple have been total duds. They should think outside the box whenever a Spanish speaking guy who was too boring to get air time becomes their best option. But, right now, ratings are good, so there is no incentive to change. They won’t do anything creative until the rating tank. This is typical play it safe thinking that dooms organizations all the time. Ask Hollywood Video how that video renting is going. Atone point they were leaders in their industry. They had 25K employees and were raking in the cash. Then, poof! Netflix happened. Businesses typically change after it’s already too late.

  15. WOW, just wow! RS IS right. JP and Carls r either together or want to be back together. He always said JP is doing this show to boost his “brand”. I also believe he is doing it for her career, too. If u check out her twitter/Instagram site she has 100′s of posing in bikinis. Her site is like a photo shot. It is def not like an average persons site. They both knew the publicity this show would bring. The curious go to her site to see who the shows contestants are competing against. She knew her site would get thousands of hits, so she put up all those photos. Kinda smart on her part, I guess. That is if you don’t mind showing yourself 90% nude while you have a 4 year old daughter. There is even a pic of her in front of a mansion asking, “should I be the next bachelorette?” IN ENGLISH! The the rest are in Spanish. She KNEW the popularity she would get!
    Nikki doesn’t stand a chance in hell! Carla is a beauty. I wonder if she is dating anyone? Great question for RS to investigate for us!

  16. Steve! That LOST bachelor play by play was AWESOME. There is nothing wrong with you. You are just amazing.
    Did you ever watch the “we like lost” YouTube video? A play off of ” we like sports”? It’s one of my favorites. Gotta check it out.

  17. You may annihilate a few brain cells watching TB, but I’m gonna have to vehemently disagree with the assertion that [paraphrasing] you don’t gain knowledge from watching tv for reasons so obvious, I don’t see a need to comment further on the subject.

    People attributing certain characteristics to you doesn’t mean you actually embody them, or even think you do. Sharleen’s “I wish I was dumber” only implies she thinks she’s smarter than *Juan Pablo.* And I don’t recall her ever being condescending or aloof with the women in the house.

    Lots of projecting going on, on this site! Sharleen didn’t appear to behave as if she thought she was better than anyone else who signs up for Fake Date, but she IS actually outside the norm of the requisite canned casting. On the other hand, her faux bewilderment worked my last nerve. She knew she wasn’t going to encounter marriage material when she signed up; and it really didn’t matter who the lead was since she wasn’t there for him, anyway; so “pretentious” ummm… yaa, but not for reasons often cited here. I’ve stated before that I only saw “awkward” when she was interacting with JP, but I think that stemmed from pretending to be attracted to him. She should def stick w/the opera, Gf’s acting skills are ‘inorganic.’ ;) Props to her, though. She’s talented & beautiful. I hope her career got the bounce she was looking for.

  18. Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t see how this show helps Sharleen’s opera career at all. She’s Canadian, and works in Germany. The show’s audience is in the US.

    That being said, I don’t think she necessarily signed up “for the right reasons.” My guess is, she did it because she thought it would be fun, not because she was going to marry the guy.

  19. If you think Juan P-Blow gained intelligence watching Telemundo, then I guess we define intelligence differently. Here in the U.S., 99% of what’s on TV is garbage. I watch, and totally admit to watching garbage. I do watch the History and Discovery Channel, but any knowledge gained there is mostly useless trivia. Certainly not much applicable to improving my life. So, I’d be hard pressed to name a TV program that upped my intelligence. It’s mindless entertainment. There is nothing wrong with that, as I have totally admitted that I partake…. and the fact that I watch The Bachelor obviously means I don’t watch High Brow shows. But still I wonder. What TV shows are people watching that make them smarter? Nope. Reading Non Fiction books make us smarter. TV, not so much.

  20. Shame on Juan Carlos, if his motivation for doing the show is for money and fame! Contestants should sign a legal document that states within a couple of weeks after the show airs, the contestant cannot be paid for publicity as a result of the show. Then we’ll get real contestants that are interested in a long term relationship! I like Sharleen, I think it’s good to see a classy American (even if not living here) on the show. I hope she gets to become the next bachelor (why does it have to be an American living in the US or Canada?) or Andi, who is bright and fun natured.

  21. so interesting that Carla made an appearance on the show. she had to, its part of jp and carlas scheme for fame. she may not be ready to take him back or he may not be ready to be with one woman, but he does esteem her highly. she is a latin America soap star after all.

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