As Colton’s season of The Bachelor comes to a close, it’s that time of year where everyone and their moms (literally, my mom won’t stop texting me about it) starts trying to guess who will be the next Bachelorette. While it used to be pretty much guaranteed that the new franchise lead would be chosen from the final remaining group of Bachelor contestants, ABC has recently proven that they’re willing to throw tradition to the wind if necessary. This has led to all kinds of speculation about who the new Bachelorette could be. Because there are so many options swirling around, we’re breaking down the most likely, outlandish, and loved suggestions we’ve heard – OUTSIDE of Colton’s Top 4.
The Barely Missed Its
Despite her feud with Colton’s 3rd runner up Caelynn and her inability to make a simple champagne toast, Hannah B, aka Alabama Hannah, aka Hannah “It’s My (B)irthday” became a fan favorite this season, despite not making it to the Top 5. As soon as she was sent home, there were calls for this sweet, southern pageant queen to be the next Bachelorette. If the producers are looking to widen the circle of eligible current season contestants, Hannah is likely at the top of the list.