Chris Soules will propose Monday night to either Becca Tilley or Whitney Bischoff. The season finale of The Bachelor is sure to have viewers hooked — not only for the identity of Soules’ final pick but news as to how the relationship has progressed since filming wrapped. But there’s another big mystery to be revealed Monday night: the next Bachelorette.
Kaitlyn Bristowe, the last to be sent home, is up for the job and she’s receiving support from her fellow Bachelor contestants. Ashley Iaconetti, whom Kelsey Poe dubbed a “Kardashian,” made her support for Bristowe known over Twitter Friday.
— Ashley Iaconetti (@ashleyiaco) March 6, 2015
Becca Tilley was one of those to retweet the words of support. Even if Tilley doesn’t get the final rose from Soules, her advocacy for Bristowe likely means she didn’t get the Bachelorette gig herself.
Producer Mike Fleiss was using his Twitter as late as Friday to assure fans no decision had yet been made. He also hyped up the drama that viewers can expected from Monday night’s finale.
Monday night is gonna be truly shocking!!!
— Mike Fleiss (@fleissmeister) March 6, 2015
The Bachelorette has yet to be selected. A very tough decision… — Mike Fleiss (@fleissmeister) March 7, 2015
Bristowe has also gotten support from other women in the Bachelor franchise in her bid to be the next person handing out roses. Sharleen Joynt, who rejected Juan Pablo Galavis by sending herself home during his Bachelor season, sent a direct note to Mike Fleiss with a telling hashtag.
— Sharleen Joynt (@sharleenjoynt) March 1, 2015
Jillian Harris recently Instagrammed a picture of herself and Bristowe, joking of what the pair has in common. Both women are Canadian and have similar coloring. Jillian Harris was also the Bachelorette, leading some to conclude the photo and caption amounted to a spoiler. As for Kaitlyn herself, the dance instructor had a special message on Sunday for those who have gone through The Bachelor journey with her.
Wrapping up this season makes me realize how lucky I am to have met these girls… I miss them
— Kaitlyn Bristowe (@kaitlynbristowe) March 9, 2015
Chris Soules also put in his vote for Kaitlyn as the next Bachelorette, as People reported shortly after the Women Tell All special.
“She’s got a great personality. She would be fun, and she’s a funny girl. She would handle crazy dates and she would be able to hang out, and be entertaining, and she’s ready to find love.”
The Bachelor season finale, followed by the After the Final Rose special, gets underway at 8 p.m. Monday night on ABC.