Who Will Be the Next 'Bachelorette' Star? 9 Candidates for the Season 15 Gig

Jessica Napoli

While Colton Underwood's Season 23 of The Bachelor is interesting and all, we can't help but keep a running mental list of all the women on his season and otherwise who could be the next Bachelorette star.

Traditionally, the next lead is someone who was booted from the previous season. But as Bachelor Nation has learned from surprise choices like Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Nick Viall, anyone from the franchise is in the running.

'The Bachelor' 2019: Meet the Contestants Vying for Colton's Heart (PHOTOS)

'The Bachelor' 2019: Meet the Contestants Vying for Colton's Heart (PHOTOS)

Season 23 of the ABC series premieres January 7.

Standouts from this season's batch include Cassie Randolph, Hannah Godwin, and Caelynn Miller-Keyes, while former contestants like Bibiana Julian, Tia Booth, and Becca Tilley are also strong choices.

Click through the gallery above to see who we would love to see handing out roses in the near future!