Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past couple of days, then you’re already aware that Ali Fedotowsky, one of the frontrunners who competed for Jake Pavelka on The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love, will star on the sixth season of The Bachelorette. The official announcement was made by host Chris Harrison during Monday’s After the Final Rose special, where Fedotowsky expressed her joy and enthusiasm in getting her second shot at love.

“I am so excited. I’m so thrilled and honored and grateful. I just can’t believe it. I’m really grateful,” Ali Fedotowsky said during The Bachelor episode. “I want to find someone and I want to be in love and I want to get married and have kids — all of that. This is my chance.”

“When I found out — or when I was even first approached — I was kind of scared at first. I almost went right back to how I felt when I had to make the decision with Jake,” Fedotowsky added. “I kept thinking to myself, ‘Why am I feeling this way again?’ I just realized I’m not going to let my fear dictate my life anymore. I just need to go for it.”

Ali Fedotowsky will officially begin her journey on The Bachelorette on Monday, May 24 at 9pm ET/PT, according to ABC. Meanwhile, fans can learn more about ABC’s next love searcher through the slideshow below.

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Kris De Leon

Staff Writer, BuddyTV