Kelsey Weier had no intention of being The Bachelorette and she’s speaking out about it.
While many women may go on The Bachelor with the hope of later being given the opportunity to be The Bachelorette, this wasn’t Weier’s way of thinking. As the most recent woman to be sent home by Bachelor Peter Weber, Weier’s name has been thrown around a lot in consideration for who will take on the role of the leading lady next season, a goal she says she was never actually seeking, according to People Magazine.
Weier dropped everything to go on The Bachelor in hopes of finding love with Weber. That was her priority. She wasn’t thinking about fame nor the other opportunities she may be granted by the Bachelor franchise after the show.
“Coming into this, that was never my intent or goal. It was always to see if this actually could work for me. And I thought it could with Peter, but I haven’t been asked and honestly up until I started to figure out my feelings towards Peter, it’s never something that I’ve even thought about,” she told People.
In her comments to the publication she didn’t explicitly say what her response would be if she was offered the position, or if it would be something she would even consider. Nevertheless, at 28-years-old she is older than the rest of Weber’s remaining women, and producers may be seeking someone with more maturity like her.
Fans seem to be pushing for Weier, flooding the comments of her latest Instagram post to express their opinion.
“Praying you’re the bachelorette,” one person wrote, including a heart emoji.
“Kelsey for next bachelorette,” commented another.
Despite the fact that this was a role she never envisioned herself in, reality television blogger Steve Carbone, known as Reality Steve, insists she’s one of the people in the running. He says that in addition to Weier, Tayshia Adams from Colton Underwood’s season of The Bachelor has also auditioned for the part, as has Tia Booth from Arie Luyendyk’s season.
Hannah Brown was also considered to be a frontrunner for The Bachelorette for weeks. It would have been her second run at trying to find love after an unsuccessful first season. However, Reality Steve has shut that rumor down at least for now, saying they “couldn’t agree on money” and “she’s out unless something drastic happens,” according to Cosmopolitan.
Fans won’t have to wait much longer to find out who the new star will be, as the announcement will be made on Monday, as The Inquisitr reported.