M-Net is gearing up to announce the country’s first-ever lead on spin-off show The Bachelorette SA. The lucky lady taking the hot seat will not only be dishing out roses, she’ll be whisked away on rom-com inspired dates by a horde of handsome suitors, fighting to win her heart. The shoe, as they say, is on the other foot now, boys.
It’s going to take more than just a pretty face to be The Bachelorette. Apart from being a good conversationalist to keep the dates interesting and viewers engaged, she’ll need to hold her ground so that she can call out fake contestants who’re just on the show for the fame and Instagram followers.
Following 2 successful seasons of The Bachelor SA, the producers of the franchise have selected the leading lady from past contestants of the show. “Choosing our first Bachelorette was a daunting task,” says M-Net’s head of publicity, Lani Lombard. “We’re spoilt for choice. Both seasons featured many stunning ladies who could easily step into this coveted role. Behind the scenes, we were also contacted by other potential Bachelorettes with strong credentials but who did not appear on the show,” adds Lani.
Buckle up #BachelorNation, because we’ve been stalking contestants from both seasons of The Bachelor SA to guess which fan-favourite could be The Bachelorette. We have our picks, but some of the ladies that we would like to take on the role have moved on and are in fulfilling, happy relationships. Here’s who’s definitely not going to be handing out the roses: