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In every season of The Bachelor, there’s always someone who stands out among the rest of the hopefuls despite the fact that she didn’t get the final rose. More often that not, that woman catches the attention of producers and is given the opportunity of a lifetime to star on her own reality dating series as The Bachelorette. Will that be the case this season?
While it’s too soon to tell, there have been speculations that Jillian Harris, the 29-year-old interior designer from Alberta, Canada who was recently axed on The Bachelor 13, will become the next Bachelorette. After all, it’s happened before. Trista Rehn, the runner-up date from the first season of The Bachelor, was given the chance to choose a husband among 25 bachelors in the first season of The Bachelorette. Subsequently, the following seasons of The Bachelorette starred Meredith Phillips, Jen Schefft and DeAnna Pappas, who were all eliminated contestants on The Bachelor but were given a second chance at love.
Like most of the contestants in The Bachelor 13, Jillian Harris found love in Jason Mesnick but her hope that she had found the “best friend she could marry” was shattered when Jason only saw her as a “best friend” and thus was eliminated from Monday’s broadcast of the ABC reality dating series.
Nevertheless, this Canadian brunette is still eager to find love. The question is: Will she be open to look for love as the new Bachelorette?
“That would be something I’d need to sleep on and think about, but I am definitely open to the idea,” Jillian told Extra when asked about possibly being the next reality TV love searcher.
Will you be watching Jillian Harris as the next Bachelorette?
Meanwhile, fans can catch Jason as he makes his final decision on The Bachelor finale, airing March 2 at 8pm ET/PT on ABC.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
(Image courtesy of ABC)