Who Will Be the Next 'Bachelorette' Star? 9 Candidates for the Season 15 Gig
The Huntington Beach, California native is currently competing on Colton's season and is a frontrunner. They had instant chemistry and she works with kids, aka mom vibes. If she and Colton don't wind up together she has that girl-next-door personality that would make a good Bachelorette.
Tia was a fan favorite on Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s season and then dated current Bachelor
star Colton on Bachelor in Paradise
. She has a new boyfriend, but if they don't work out, we think she'd make a great lead on the next season.
Becca was the runner-up on Chris Soules' season and then got sent home fairly early on during Ben Higgins' season. Wouldn't it be amazing to see her finally succeed in her reality TV search for love by taking the reins as the next lead?!
The phlebotomist from Orange, California is currently on Colton's season but would make a great Bachelorette because of her love for community service, family, and travel. She's been married briefly once before so there's an interesting storyline to pursue.
The Bachelor in Paradise
and Bachelor Winter Games
alum was reportedly briefly dating fellow Bachelor Nation star Peter Kraus (Rachel Lindsay's runner-up) but it fizzled out. We first met her on Arie's season so she has enough experience under her belt.
One of the standout stars of Colton's season, she has the makings of a perfect Bachelorette. She's a Miss USA runner-up, family-oriented, and also has an inspirational story as a sexual assault survivor.
The social media influencer was the recipient of Colton's First Impression Rose (which historically is a sign she'll go far in the season), but should she not get the final rose, she'd be a great candidate. The Birmingham, Alabama native already posts plenty of sponsored content on her social media so why not add Bachelorette to her title?
I can already see the marketing: #TeamCorn. One of the finalists from Nick's season, this extensions-loving Miami native is controversial, funny, and loves the spotlight. It seems these days she has a boyfriend but you never know with her!
She's Miss Alabama 2018 and stirring up a lot of drama for Colton. Love her or hate her, Hannah B. makes for interesting TV.
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.
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!