A huge twist was revealed about the future of The Bachelorette – there will be two seasons this year!
We previously had heard rumors that Katie Thurston would be the next Bachelorette and she indeed is preparing to film the next season, but another woman will lead a second season to air later in the year.
It was announced during the After the Final Rose special that Michelle Young will be leading a season to air this fall. She was the runner-up on Matt James‘ season while Katie was eliminated several weeks ago.
Katie, a 30-year-old bank marketing manager from Washington, was a fan favorite because she’s such a sex-positive person. You might remember that she made her entrance on the show by presenting Matt with a vibrator and then she took it back because she said she probably would need it while in the house.
Michelle is a school teacher and she reportedly didn’t want to leave her class again to film the season of The Bachelorette in the spring, so her season is going to be filmed over the summer.
Katie Thurston (left), Michelle Young (right)