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While Chris Soules has long been considered the front-runner to be The Bachelor on ABC, another option is reportedly being strongly considered by producers:

Nick Viall.

Nick and Andi

The selection of Andi Dorfman's runner-up, still in many ways an enigma, would be bewildering on one hand, and make perfect sense on the other.

Many fans, and fellow competitors, felt Nick was calculating and insincere, even cocky in his pursuit of Andi Dorfman, who ultimately went with hunky Josh Murray.

Making matters worse was Nick asking Andi why they made love if she wasn't going to pick him in this awkward After the Final Rose confrontation.

At the same time, there's no doubt that Viall was genuinely, emotionally crushed by the woman of his dreams, and that he didn't mean to humiliate Dorfman.

If anyone deserves a second shot at love, it's Nick.

"Viewers are interested in what he has to say," says a show insider of Viall, who is in the running along with both Farmer Chris and Arie Luyendyk Jr.

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If you've been on Facebook this week, you've likely seen pictures of people drenching themselves in ice water, accompanied by the hashtag #icebucketchallenge.

It's all part of a campaign to raise awareness and money for ALS and ALS research, as well as a fun time for those who enjoy watching silly videos.

To that end, here's The Bachelorette winner Josh Murray doing just as the #icebucketchallenge would imply, and nominating fiancee Andi Dorman:

The idea behind the challenge is this that one receives challenge from someone else and then have 24 hours to accept, as Josh Murray has done here.

In doing so, the participant shouts out the cause he is supporting and challenging friends to continue the message, and/or donating money to charity.

if you choose not to accept, which would just be lame, because it's harmless and fun, you have to donate $100 to an ALS association of your choice.

Which you could just do anyway. And should, to make a real difference.

Before it made its way to our beloved Bachelorette duo, the meme began with Julie and Pete Frates, who has Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

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The Bachelorette's Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray have looked every bit the happy couple since their reality TV careers ended last Monday, and for good reason.

They reportedly have a wedding date in mind, and it's not far off!

Andi, Josh Photo

If they're serious about getting married on TV, they may want to tell ABC about this soon. But here's what Andi had to tell Atlanta's lifestyle magazine Jezebel:

"I think I would love a spring wedding. You know we have to work a little bit around football. The [NFL] season ends around January or February-ish."

"Obviously [Aaron Murray, Josh's brother] is going to be in the wedding, so we're going to wait until his season is over, which is fine ... I don’t really want a winter wedding."

"I'd like to plan a little bit, but I think we would love to do it May 9, which would be exactly a year from the proposal (on The Bachelorette season finale)."

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They just went public last week, but The Bachelorette stars and Atlanta residents Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray have been on top of each other for months.

Most of the time, that's been an enjoyable thing.

Stealthily carrying on behind closed doors, Dorfman tells Atlanta lifestyle magazine Jezebel that their "safe house" rendezvous kept the duo very, very close.

Andi Dorfman Jezebel Cover

"We have a safe house that we lived at basically, and we [were] on top of each other 24 hours a day," the 27-year-old Assistant District Attorney said.

"We get on each other's nerves sometimes, but it's very realistic. It's kind of interesting how you get thrust into it ... we're basically living together."

Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray are happy as ever, though, with the beauty calling herself a "believer" in the magic of The Bachelorette since meeting him.

"I think if Josh wasn't there I would not be engaged right now ... I really, truly believe that. So I can't help but think that part of it is the show, and a lot of it is fate."

Somewhere, Nick Viall is weeping into his Milwaukee's Best Ice.

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One year ago this week, The Bachelorette star Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried got engaged on the show after he earned her coveted final rose.

Now, Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray own the majority of that spotlight, but the fire still burns between Des and Chris, who are still together and happy.

And getting married this winter!

Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried Smile

Desiree Hartsock's bridal shower was held in Hollywood last weekend, and upon her return to Seattle, where they now live, they dished on their plans.

They are aiming for this coming January, Hartsock and Siegfried say, and are "thinking an intimate wedding with about 125 people,” according to Chris.

Will ABC air it? The two are open to that as well. “We are up for sharing it,” says Siegfried. “Our entire love story unfolded in front of (millions of viewers.)”

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Despite the fact that they both hail from Atlanta, Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray didn't have any contact prior to The Bachelorette. His brother, though?

It appears Andi did connect with one member of the good-looking Murray family prior to the show, albeit only over Twitter. Allow us to explain ...

  • Aaron and Josh Murray
  • Andi Kisses

In an interview with Atlanta’s Jezebel magazine, Andi was asked if she and Josh, the baseball player turned financial services professional, ever crossed paths.

“A lot of people have thought that maybe we knew each other, but I had never met him before,” the attorney explained, but there was a connection of sorts.

Aaron Murray, however, followed Andi and gave her some Twitter love after her stint on The Bachelor, which made her day - and her father's.

"I remember his brother tweeting something at me, and I made one comment being like, ‘Oh, my dad’s dream has come true, Georgia football!’” Andi detailed.

“Obviously my dad is a UGA fan and [Josh's] brother played at Georgia," Andi Dorfman recalls, so that was awesome and all ... but didn't involve Josh.

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Suffice it to say, reigning Bachelor winner Nikki Ferrell is not keen on the new spinoff Bachelor In Paradise, which premiered last night on ABC.

She says she'd rather stab herself than watch it.

Nikki Ferrell, Juan Galavis

The blonde pediatric nurse accepted a final rose from reviled Season 18 Bachelor Juan Pablo Galavis, who is outspoken about his dislike of the franchise.

Nikki is following suit lately, ripping The Bachelorette producers for last week's After the Final Rose special and now laying into Bachelor in Paradise.

"Everyone keeps asking if I'm gonna watch Bachelor In Paradise. To be honest I'd rather stab pencils in my eyeballs. #trainwreck," she wrote.

Yeah. The outspoken 27-year-old is not a fan.

Juan Pablo Galavis and Nikki Ferrell have defied the odds by staying together this long, and broken from tradition by ... well, bashing the show a lot.

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Love is in the air for The Bachelorette stars these days.

As you know, Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray are engaged and over the moon, while Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum are expecting a baby boy together.

Now only that, Andi's predecessor Desiree Hartsock is one step closer to being a blushing bride after celebrating with a bridal shower in L.A. last weekend!

Desiree Hartsock Bridal Shower Photo

Fellow Bachelor faces Ali Fedotowsky, Daniella McBride (who was ousted on Monday's Bachelor in Paradise premiere) and Jackie Parr were on hand.

"I'm so happy with so many friends around right now I am going to burst at the seams with happiness!!!" she captioned the photo with Ali, McBride and Parr.

The glowing bride-to-be, a bridal stylist by trade who is engaged to Chris Siegfried, gushed that this was the "BEST bridal shower anyone could ask for!!"

Ali Fedotowsky posted her own photo of herself and Desiree Hartsock mugging for the camera, captioned "Someone's getting married!!!! #DesireesBridalShower."

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Even though we were advised against it by a team of therapists, we watched Bachelor in Paradise on ABC. And we've got the recap for you here.

With 13 former contestants from The Bachelor and Bachelorette headed to Tulum, Mexico to find love, you know what they'll truly discover is drama.

Seven women, six men you barely remember from the original shows, even if you're a major fan of the reality franchise. It's a match made in ... paradise.

With Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray engaged, happy and done with the show, the lucky contestants looking for love and 15 minutes of fame are:

  • Robert Graham (Desiree's season)
  • Ben Scott (Desiree's season)
  • Graham Bunn (DeAnna's season) 
  • Marquel Martin (Andi's season)
  • Marcus Grodd (Andi's season)
  • Dylan Petitt (Andi's season)
  • Michelle Kujawa (Jake's season) 
  • Clare Crawley (Juan Pablo's season)
  • Elise Mosca (Juan Pablo's season)
  • Lacy Faddoul (Juan Pablo's season)
  • Sarah Herron (Sean's season)
  • AshLee Frazier (Sean's season)
  • Daniella McBride (Sean's season)

However, later in the episode, in walked Michelle Money from Brad Womack‘s season, looking to join the fray and ruffle as many feathers as possible.

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The Bachelorette stars Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray are wasting no time acclimating to life in the public eye ... and enjoying moments together in private.

Described as a serious woman who doesn't take herself too seriously, Andi proved this yet again in posing with fiance Josh and his dog, Sabel:

Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray Frown

"The family that frowns together stays together," Dorfman captioned the photo of herself with her new family members, which she shared via Twitter.

Andi's signature frown on The Bachelorette was likened to Grumpy Cat by host Chris Harrison, but given Josh's love for Sabel, this is even better.

Even if you're a card-carrying member of Team Nick Viall, there's little doubt that Andi is happy with her choice on the 10th season of the ABC hit.

Dorfman, 27, and Murray, 29, have been tweeting and Instagramming about one another around the clock since their romance went public this week.

She also shared a photo of herself with the giant ring Josh gave her.

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