Kaitlyn Bristowe and Britt Nilsson were both named The Bachelorette in a shocking twist that, as host Chris Harrison accurately promised, got everyone talking.
It appears that one Bachelorette has already bested the other, however ...
If you somehow missed it, Chris Soules' emotional and happy but relatively drama-free ending to The Bachelor Season 19 ended with this giant twist:
Britt Nilsson and Kaitlyn Bristowe will both be The Bachelorette this summer, but for one of the two beauties, this will be a short stint in the spotlight.
Soules rejected Britt and Kaitlyn on The Bachelor, and in keeping with tradition, fans expected one or the other to be confirmed as The Bachelorette.
That's exactly what happened ... only fan-favorite Kaitlyn was joined by polarizing Britt, a woman who every viewer and cast member felt strongly about.
Blatant ratings grab? Shaking things up for the sake of it and getting people buzzing about the show? You know it, they know it, and it's working to a T.
It wasn't made clear how, or at what point, but Harrison indicated that the men cast on the show will choose which star they want as The Bachelorette.
Now it appears they may have already done so.
Obvious, major spoiler alert, but photo evidence from the set has sparked rumors that the woman who prevails in this Bachelorette battle royale is ...
Kaitlyn Bristowe!!! Bachelor Nation, throw your hands up!
The alleged proof of this comes in the form of photos of her filming the next season of the hit ABC reality show, with her competitor nowhere in sight.
In the pics, Kait can be seen with a group of the guys.
Radar Online also claims that its new photos of Kaitlyn Bristowe filming were taken "after winning a head-to-head face-off with Britt Nilsson on the first night."
Did she prevail in a vote amongst the men?
Now, you're probably thinking three things:
- ABC hasn't announced it, so nothing is official;
- Radar Online is not that trustworthy ... at all;
- Maybe Britt is also going to be seen filming her own group date somewhere else in the near future, and the victor has yet to be declared.
Fair points, to be sure. But this is legit.
The Oracle of Bachelorette Spoilers, Reality Steve, has confirmed that this group date, which let the cat out of the bag, took place after Kaitlyn bested Britt ...
"Kaitlyn is the Bachelorette, BUT, Britt still has a role on the show. I don't know what it is or how long it'll last," Tweeted Mr. Steve exclusively Monday.
"Still obviously details I don't know, but that's accurate. Kaitlyn voted by the guys, Britt not home & has a role," he adds. "Not sure what & how long."
As for what Britt's "role" is, we have no idea, beyond the fact that she is no longer the second Bachelorette, but also didn't pack her bags and leave.
This is Kaitlyn’s season, though. Bristowe was chosen by the guys, had a rose ceremony already, and the photos going around are from her first date.
Wonder how close the vote was. Judging by our survey (below), the results might not seem surprising, but remember only 25 single dudes cast ballots.
Based on Britt's striking good looks and charm, we thought it was a toss-up or pretty close, and perhaps it was in fact a really close race. We'll see.
Are you happy with the conclusion and that it appears we're going to see a conventional Bachelorette season starring Kaitlyn after the first episode hype?
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Who should be The Bachelorette, Kaitlyn Bristowe or Britt Nilsson? The 25 men cast on the show will get to make that call, but until they do, cast your votes! View Poll »