The announcement was officially made during the “After the Final Rose,” following the Season 20 finale of The Bachelor, in which Ben Higgins choose Lauren Bushell.
After rumours circulated on TMZ last week Bachelor second runner-up Caila Quinn filming scenes for the new Bachelorette season, it has officially been confirmed that runner-up Jojo Flectcher will be next seasons Bachelorette.
Caila Quinn was suspected as the next Bachelorette as questions of diversity on the Bachelor or Bachelorette over the course of the season. Quinn who has a Filipino background was seen as someone who would be a more diverse casting choice. The show is yet to have cast an African-American lead.
USWeekly is reporting that the switch to Jojo from Caila was made at the last minute after her connection to the Bachelor Nation and her story arc, with Bachelor Ben Higgins confessing his love for Jojo, pushing her over the line.
Caila reacted with dignity over social media, posting her respect to both of the final two.
Congratulations to these beautiful girls! Sending love as the journey isn't over, it's only just beginning 💛😊 pic.twitter.com/4B6u7V7EYK
— Caila Quinn (@CailaQuinn) March 15, 2016
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“The Bachelorette” Season 12 will premiere May 23.