ABC has revealed the next lady who will be looking for love as The Bachelorette: Ali Fedotowsky was confirmed as the new Bachelorette during The Bachelor: After The Final Rose on Monday night.
As fans may recall, Ali — a frontrunner in the pursuit of Bachelor Jake Pavelka — had to leave the show in order to keep her job. Ali faced a tough decision on the show: stay in The Bachelor House and compete for Jake’s heart and risk losing her job, or leave and lose a man she’d fallen in love with. She chose her career.
“I’m so excited. I’m so thrilled and honored and grateful. I just can’t believe it,” Ali — who’s blonde looks often earn her comparisons to a young Belinda Carlisle — told host Chris Harrison on last night After The Rose Special. “I’m not gonna let my fear dictate my life anymore. And I just need to go for it and I want to find someone,” she continued. “I want to be in love. I want to get married and have kids and all of that and this is my chance, so I’m not gonna make the same mistake I made last time, I’m going for it.”
The show returns May 24.