In March, it was announced that two leading ladies will star on the upcoming season of "The Bachelorette," but the decision has fans questioning whether it's the right one.
Season 19 of "The Bachelorette" will star Rachel Recchia and Gabby Windey, as they both embark on journeys to finding love.
This is the first time the ABC series will follow two leads. In season 11 of "The Bachelorette," Kaitlyn Bristowe and Britt Nilsson shared the screen for the first episode. Though, the male contestants were forced to choose who they wanted as their lead, ultimately making Bristowe the star.In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, former "Bachelorette" star Andi Dorfman, shared her disapproval of the upcoming season's format.
"I want to be supportive because it's a franchise that literally put me here right now, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't bummed that it's two women," Dorfman admitted. "I'd like to see two men go at it. I don't know. It gives me a little sexist vibe there that I don't really love."
Dorfman, who was the season 10 lead, noted that she knows "what it takes" behind the scenes.
"The fact that two women have to share the screen ---I think we've progressed a little further."
It was a surprising twist for sure, but both contestants were pleased with the idea. On "The Bachelor: After The Final Rose" special, Windey shared,
“It’s crazy. This is insane. I’m excited to do this journey with you. We did it once together, and we’ve been through the craziest experience together."
Both were completely blindsided by Bachelor Clayton Echard; yet, they never stopped supporting each other up until the very end.
Windey and Recchia even took to the Bachelorette Instagram recently for a sneak peek at the new season. Host Jesse Palmer told the two they will be dating the most men they've ever had to which Windey replied, "We're here for that!"
Dorfman had the best intentions when sharing her thoughts on the format.
"I want each girl to have it for themselves," she said. "It is such an incredible thing. It's not to say it can't be shared, but again, I don't know."
Despite her feelings, Dorfman said she still plans to watch the season "out of support for the girls."
Season 19 of "The Bachelorette" will premiere on ABC, on July 11.
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