Becca Kufrin will be officially handing out roses next season on The Bachelorette
. The announcement comes on the heels of the controversial Bachelor
season 22 finale, where Arie Luyendyk Jr. proposed to the 27-year-old Minnesota-based publicist and then broke up with her to be with Lauren Burnham.
"I went through all the emotions. I was mad for awhile, I was so sad and down for awhile, I was pissed for awhile," Becca admitted to People
. "At this point, I want this chapter of Arie to be done and close it and put it on the shelf and put it away."
"I'm still going to feel a sense of compassion for him because I did love him," she said, adding that she doesn't resent the season 22 star. "But at this point, I want him to be happy, I want to be done and not have to worry about them anymore. They're going to be together and do their thing. I want to move on and have my person that I can focus on and live my life with."
Despite her brutal breakup on TV and all the heartache she endured, Becca still believes in the process of reality TV dating. She's not giving up on love and is more than ready to be the Bachelorette.
"It does scare me," she confessed. "I'm sure it would [scare] any human, knowing that I was just engaged, I was in love. But I have so much love to give and I want just a partner in life. I'm not afraid to date these guys and find the one who is the best fit for me -- I welcome that with open arms."
Given her Bachelor experience, Becca is determined to be extra cautious when it comes to dating multiple suitors.
"I want to keep in mind, the people who I really do fall for and have strong feelings for, if was them how would I want to be treated?" she said. "And I want think about the bigger picture and the outcome. Is it best to say 'I love you' to two people? I don't know. If I do feel that need, I want to make sure I'm 100 percent sure and keep in mind their feelings. I want to keep their needs and emotions at the forefront."
Are you looking forward to see Becca as the Bachelorette?
The Bachelorette season 14 is expected to premiere later this year on ABC.
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