There’s already plenty of speculations about the next Bachelorette star and Bachelor season 21 contestant Rachel Lindsay seem to be on top of the list. While the front runner, who also received the first impression rose, may seem like the best option as the show attempts to address diversity issues, not everyone thinks the fan favorite would land the coveted part.

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“I think the franchise wants to so badly break out of its cookie-cutter, white-person shell, but I don’t think that America will embrace it, sadly enough,” Bachelorette season 12 contestant Wells Adams explained on Vinny Ventiera’s Wrong Reasons podcast. 

According to Adams, who also tried to find love in the third season of Bachelor in Paradise, there’s a bigger possibility the reality dating show might pick a villain in the form of Corinne Olympios.

“I think what they’re going to do is it will be misdirection. I think it’s going to be… Rachel, and then at the last second, they’ll have Corinne,” he revealed.

Given the franchise’s history of last minute decision making, it’s not hard to consider Adams’ theory.

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Caila Quinn was initially suspected to be the next Bachelorette season 12 star until it was unexpectedly announced that JoJo Fletcher would be the one handing out roses. The same thing happened with Nick Viall, who was shockingly chosen to be the season 21 star over season 12 contestants Luke Pell and Chase McNary.

“Remember, we all thought it was Caila, and that was exactly what they were trying to do- that was diversity being the forefront,” Wells said.”And then they kind of took stock of how America felt about it, they kind of leaked that information, and they realized America wasn’t superpumped about that choice.” 

“Regardless of the diversity issue, it might’ve just been they didn’t really love her personality or persona. But when they found out it was JoJo, people were very excited about that,” Wells added.

Do you agree with Adams? Do you think Corinne may be the next Bachelorette star?

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