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The Next Bachelorette(s): Britt and Kaitlyn

By Mike Krolak | Mar 10th, 2015

Now that Chris Soules's journey on The Bachelor has come to a close, it's time to move on to the newest pressing question in Bachelor Nation: Who is the next Bachelorette? Well, as you have already heard (assuming you watched The Bachelor's After the Final Rose special)(which you should have, because if you didn't, ARE YOU CRAZY?!?), there's a twist coming in Season 11: two bachelorettes.

That's right, Britt Nilsson and Kaitlyn Bristowe, both of whom chased after Chris's heart on Season 19 of The Bachelor, will kick off the next season of The Bachelorette. And only one of them will be around to hand out the final rose.

Britt and Kaitlyn practice dumping guys with Jimmy Kimmel.

Britt and Kaitlyn talk about their upcoming season with Jimmy Kimmel.

Read the full press release below:

 

WILL IT BE BRITT OR KAITLYN?

FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, THERE WILL BE TWO BACHELORETTES

GREETING THEIR SUITORS WHEN THE HIT SERIES RETURNS TO ABC

FOR ITS 11TH SEASON ON MAY 18

 

The Bachelors Will Meet Two Attractive,

Accomplished and Vastly Different Bachelorettes

 

ABC’s hit romantic reality series, “The Bachelorette,” will kick off its 11th season continuing the surprises of this season’s “Bachelor” with the biggest one of all: there will be two Bachelorettes: the charming, charismatic beauty, Britt, who captivated Chris Soules and the rest of Bachelor Nation with a memorable hug on that first night at the Bachelor mansion, and Kaitlyn, the gorgeous, fun-loving, warm-hearted, but irreverent firecracker who let down her guard only to have her heart crushed. Who will the men prefer? Eventually, only one woman will be left to hand out the final rose. “The Bachelorette” returns to ABC, premiering MONDAY, MAY 18 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

It was the hug felt around the world. And no one will ever forget it. When stunning Britt Nilsson pulled up at the Bachelor Mansion and approached Chris, she was trembling with nervous anticipation. Moments later, she found herself in an embrace that captured both Chris’ and the country’s heart. Later that night, Chris confirmed the intensity of that embrace when he handed Britt the coveted first impression rose. And with that, a love affair began to blossom.

As Chris’s journey evolved, no one—certainly none of the other girls—could deny the connection between Britt and the handsome farmer. Their kisses were passionate, their conversations intimate. However, what seemed like true love all came to a screeching halt just before hometown dates. Britt’s dream of finding a husband was shattered. She left in tears, returning to her hometown in Michigan to mend her heart with her loving family by her side.

Born just outside Detroit, Michigan, Britt eventually moved to Los Angeles to attend college at Azusa Pacific University. After school, she stayed in California, moving to Hollywood to pursue a career in modeling. After giving up modeling, Britt worked as a waitress, spreading her infectious personality while serving others. She also began volunteering at a local church, where you can often find her greeting congregants at the door.

Since she left the show, America just can’t stop talking about Britt – and she is back and determined to find the elusive, true love she has been looking for her entire life. She knows that this process worked once for her, and she can’t wait to give it another go.

And then there is Kaitlyn Bristowe. Millions watched in quiet astonishment when Chris explained to a heartbroken Kaitlyn that she was not the woman with whom he would be spending the rest of his life. Her eyes brimming with tears, she stepped inside a waiting car to head back to her single life.

Kaitlyn is truly one of a kind. She’s beautiful, irreverent, and undeniably hilarious. In the past, however, her playful demeanor has often kept her from opening up and being vulnerable to love. It was her experience on the Bachelor that helped her finally tap into that part of her heart that had been dormant for so long. Even though she went home without the love she was so desperately looking for, Kaitlyn is thankful for her time with Chris. And now—more than ever—she is ready to let down those walls and find love again.

The daughter of a ballerina, Kaitlyn’s love of dance took hold at a very young age, and she hasn’t stopped moving since, neither figuratively nor literally. Currently, she teaches spin classes. However, Kaitlyn’s ready to trade in the cycling shoes and the gym for a pair of sparkly high heels and a house near the Bachelor mansion. Viewers were thankful for the laughs and smiles she gave them along the way, as her electric personality and indelible sense of humor lit up the screen each week. Kaitlyn was a huge fan favorite from the beginning, and remains so to this day. She is one hundred percent certain that this is the way she is going to find her husband, and wants everyone to share this once-in-a-lifetime ride with her.

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