Desiree Hartsock Will Be the Next ‘Bachelorette’

by | March 12, 2013 at 11:56 AM | The Bachelor, The Bachelorette

Desiree Hartsock is the new "Bachelorette" (Photo: ABC)

Ever notice how getting rejected by “The Bachelor” turns out to be a good thing?

Besides being spared the embarrassing “Told ya so’s!” after the inevitable break-up if you are “The Chosen One,” there’s also a good chance that you could become the “Bachelorette” and be the star of your own show!

This time around, “The Bachelor” cast-off getting the old second shot at love on the franchise spin-off “The Bachelorette” is Desiree Hartsock.

Hartsock, a 26-year-old fashion designer and “fan favorite,” was eliminated before stunned viewers’ eyes following the hometown dates episode this season after her brother Nate ruined it for her had a tense face-to-face with lover boy Sean Lowe.

ABC has confirmed that Hartsock will star as the next “Bachelorette” in the ninth edition of the show to air this summer. Chris Harrison made the announcement during Monday night’s “The Bachelor: After the Final Rose” special.

The new season of “The Bachelorette” debuts with a two-hour premiere on Monday, May 20, at 9/8c on ABC.

“Bachelor” Sean Lowe Hands Out the Final Rose — and Proposes!

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Catch-up with Desiree and the Other Jilted “Bachelor” Babes on “The Bachelor: Women Tell All” Special Below: