The Bachelorette: Latest Spoilers and Speculations
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
In the world of reality TV, spoilers are bound to leak out whether we like it or not. Sometimes it surfaces before the show concludes and in some cases, even before the show hits the airwaves. The latest biggest bombshell I can remember is Reality Steve's conspiracy theory on The Bachelor 13, which basically stained the image of single dad Jason Mesnick when it was revealed that he would pick and propose to Melissa Rycroft and then dump her for runner-up Molly Malaney. Luckily, I haven't stumbled on anything that twisted for the new season of The Bachelorette, starring Bachelor 13 contestant Jillian Harris. But I did find some clues on what's in store for Jillian as she searches for Mr. Right.

Warning: Spoilers ahead!!!


- One Bachelor is rumored to leave the show "for personal reasons," and then possibly return in later episodes.
- In an interview, Jillian hinted at a surprise ending to the season: "But you have to stay tuned, it's a funny twist in the end and you don't know whether I've actually ended up with one person or not.'s interesting to watch the show of how it all plays out. But...uhm....Yeah I knew exactly what I needed to do." She's also been quoted as saying, '"the ending makes the whole season make sense."
- In an interview with, Chris Harrison said, "Halfway through the season, there is something different that happens with Jillian that we've never faced before. You don't plan for it, you don't script it -- because you can't."

Unlike previous bachelorettes, Jillian has the distinction of being the first love searcher the long-running ABC reality dating franchise's history to start with 30 suitors instead of the usual 25. ABC has already revealed the identities of Jillian's suitors so you might want to check them out in the slideshow below. According to the network, however, only 25 men will walk out of the traditional limousine, and the other five men will arrive late and crash the cocktail party.

As always, you can expect the men to put all stops to impress Jillian in an attempt to land the "first impression rose" and an opportunity to remain in the competition for her heart. However, there are already several standouts. Kiptyn, the first one out of the limo, seems to have made quite an impression on Jillian with his good looks and quiet, while Tanner P. creepily reveals to Jillian that he is secretly obsessed with her feet. Then there's Ed who makes an impact with his understated confidence. I don't really have any favorites at this point since it's hard to single out the bachelors based on looks alone but Jillian seems to have a pretty good mix of suitors to choose from.

Meanwhile, other spoilers have emerged from the upcoming season of The Bachelorette. Take note, however, that these spoilers are not confirmed by the network and are just rumors or speculations at this point so read at your own risk:

  • There's a twist in one of the episodes: the bachelors vote for the man they'd like to eliminate, leaving one bachelor shocked and unhappy.
  • The men will play pickup basketball against the Harlem Globetrotters.
  • Jillian's quest for her ideal man will take place during intimate dates in California, Hawaii, Spain and Canada, where a selected few will get to visit her hometown of Vancouver.
  • For her ultimate dream date, Jillian takes one lucky man to a private concert by Grammy Award-winner and CMA Vocalist of the Year Martina McBride.
  • Tanner P., from Dallas, is revealed to be a single dad.

Who do you think will get the first impression rose? Don't forget to check out the premiere of The Bachelorette on May 18 at 9/8c on ABC.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
(Image courtesy of ABC)