Bachelor Winter Games
kicked off last night and at least one international star already took the spotlight: Yuki Kimura. The 21-year-old Bachelor
alum from Japan only knows a couple of English phrases such as "I love you" and "Will you marry me?" but host Chris Harrison assures us that she's the "one star that will take over America and become maybe the biggest star in the world."
"This girl who knows - I would say the over/under is 15 to 20 words in English -- will absolutely captivate everybody," Harrison told reporters during a conference call. "The reason I know this is because when we sit in the control room with people that have been doing this for decades like I have, and they're - we are speechless and we cannot take our eyes off this girl."
"She's just so compelling, she's so sweet [and] so funny," he added.
Harrison admits having Kimura on Bachelor Winter Games is a big challenge due to the language barrier but her personality won everyone over.
"She spoke so little English that we actually had a translator there on set with her because after I explained things, someone had to explain things to her so she understood," Harrison said. "But she embraced it, she went for it and as much love as I have for my own Bachelors and Bachelorettes from America, I really want to throw out some love to those from around the world who don't know us, and they just trusted [us]."
Harrison isn't the only one who thinks highly of Kimura. Winter Games star Dean Unglert thinks Kimura might as well be the next Bachelorette star while co-star Ashley Iaconetti thinks Kimura will eventually land her own reality show.
"I think that unless we see someone come out of Arie's season like really strongly, I think Yuki might be set up to be the next American Bachelorette," Unglert told E! News
. "She knows 'Will you marry me?' which is important."
"Yuki could have her own reality show after this if she comes across as we know her in the house," Iaconetti added.
What do you think of Yuki?
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