If Jade Roper had her way, she would have Kaitlyn Bristowe rather than Britt Nilsson be the star for the entire Season 11 of The Bachelorette. In a recent interview with Fortune, the fourth runner-up to Chris Soules’ heart in the latest The Bachelor talked about the big Bachelorette twist and possibly making a return to reality TV.
When asked what she thinks of ABC’s decision to have Kaitlyn and Britt compete for the chance to be the woman who hands out the red roses, Jade made clear that she’s Team Kaitlyn.
“I think it’s crazy. I feel like it’s a no-brainer that Kaitlyn’s going to stay, but I’m totally biased. I feel like Kaitlyn deserves it, not that Britt doesn’t, but I’m pulling for Kaitlyn.”
Jade’s response isn’t very surprising since she became good friends with Kaitlyn and fellow contestant Carly Waddell, who voiced her opposition to Britt loud and clear, during The Bachelor. Carly even took the step of telling Chris Soules that Britt wasn’t genuine in her desire to settle down and move to Arlington.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, filming for the upcoming season of The Bachelorette began last week. Last Tuesday, Britt wrote on Instagram that she’s off and asked her followers to wish her luck.
After filming began, the franchise’s creator and producer, Mike Fleiss, tweeted that the Bachelorette, not Bachelorettes, will have a tough time choosing between the 25 men. Mike’s tweet prompted some to speculate that the Bachelorette has already been chosen, picked by the guys early on during the filming for night one.
Yet right after that tweet, Mike sent another one that stated that he’s not immune to typos. So perhaps both women are still in the competition or Mike is just trying the keep the suspense up? Of course, neither Britt Nilsson nor Kaitlyn Bristowe has given any clues on whether they’re still filming The Bachelorette via their social media accounts.
As for Jade Roper, she may return to reality TV in the near future, not to find love but to boost her natural cosmetics company, Naturally Jade. Jade launched her cosmetics company, which donates $1 for every cosmetic sold to a non-profit that helps women with cancer pay for non-medical expenses, in January and has already pulled in about $12,000 in sales. Jade admitted that she’s not ready yet to face the potential investors but perhaps she will be next year.
“You know it’s funny, one of the producers for ‘The Bachelor’ is a producer on ‘Shark Tank,’ and he was talking to me about it. Maybe next year, when I have a little bit more sales, so they don’t eat me alive.”
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