Filming for the Bachelorette 2015 is underway, with both Britt Nilsson and Kaitlyn Bristowe hoping to make it through night one without getting voted off the show. However, blogger Reality Steve states that it may not be the end of the road for the girl who doesn’t get picked to stay on as the Bachelorette — the loser may head to the summer spinoff, Bachelor in Paradise 2.
Steve states that one girl may be sent home on the first night of filming, similar to the way things went down on Season 6 of the Bachelor when both Byron Velvick and Jay Overbye were cast for the show. After the cocktail party on the first night, 25 ladies voted to send Jay home and keep Byron.
If producers use the same format, either Britt or Kaitlyn will be sent home on night one. Now there’s a possibility that the rejected girl will join a bunch of Bachelor Nation cast-offs in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico to find love, lust, or friendship on Bachelor in Paradise 2. According to the Vallarta Daily, filming will begin after the Bachelorette wraps up, and the show will air in late summer 2015.
“We’re assuming this is gonna go like Byron’s season and the audience will be privy to the vote that goes on when filming starts, and we’ll see which guys chose which girl. You really think the vote is gonna be 25-0? Of course not. I’m seeing a 15-10 maybe even 14-11 vote one way or another… And aren’t they already building a storyline where say one guy votes for the girl who loses, then both end up on “Bachelor in Paradise 2″ finally getting their chance to date? You know it’s coming.”
Many fans were surprised to find out that two Bachelorettes had been picked for the 2015 season. Prior to Chris Harrison’s surprise announcement on the Bachelor: After the Final Rose special last week, many fans were hopeful that Kaitlyn would be ABC’s leading lady. Britt was favored for the spot earlier in Chris Soules’ season of the Bachelor, but lost some of her fan base after her dramatic exit prior to hometown dates.
Glamour reports that the reaction to the dueling Bachelorettes has been more negative than positive, with both fans and former stars of the reality show weighing in on the reality show shake-up.
Judging by the hundreds of tweets I’m seeing, no one likes this duel bachelorette idea. Also, @clmgiudici thinks it’s disgusting.
— Sean Lowe (@SeanLowe09) March 10, 2015
— J.P. Rosenbaum (@JP_Rosenbaum) March 10, 2015
The more I think about it, I can’t help but be upset about ABC choosing 2 #Bachelorettes. It’s going to be so hurtful to both the girls.
— Ali Fedotowsky (@AliFedotowsky) March 10, 2015
If the format of the upcoming season of the Bachelorette is similar to Season 6 of the Bachelor, do you think that the rejected girl — either Britt or Kaitlyn — will appear on Bachelor in Paradise 2?
[Images: Britt Nilsson/Kaitlyn Bristowe Instagram]