Because I make poor life choices, I watched all 900 hours of The Bachelor finale last night (my brain is still refusing to speak to me). Just like every Bachelor finale, sometime towards the end of that mess, ABC’s version of Ryan Seacrest Chris Harrison went to announce the next bachelorette and revealed a SHOCKING twist; that the upcoming season of The Bachelorette would feature not one, but TWO desperate tricks competing for a 10-week fiance.
The two new bachelorettes, named Kaitlyn Bristowe and Britt Nilsson, appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! after the finale last night and neither seemed that psyched about the idea of fighting over the same dudes. And it looks like they’re not alone; UsWeekly found that people on Twitter, including past Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants, thought it was a dumb decision and weren’t having it. This isn’t the first time The Bachelor has pulled a stunt queen move like this; back in season 6 they started out with two bachelors and let the ladies choose who they wanted to fight over before they eliminated one.
The Bachelor/Bachelorette is about as boring as a trip to the blinds store and back, so I personally don’t mind that they’re pulling a stunt queen move like this. Two bachelorettes is good, but if they really want to spice things up, they should replace the roses with giant rose-shaped pugil sticks and end each episode with the two of them fighting American Gladiator-style.
And in case you want to see who won an engagement ring last night, here’s the future UsWeekly “IT’S OVER!” cover stars Chris Soules and Whitney Bischoff grossing it up at GMA this morning: