Some fans wish -- now, more than ever -- that producers had decided to name Hannah Ann Sluss as the new Bachelorette lead over Clare Crawley. While Sluss' name, along with the names of several other women, came up in discussions for the coveted role, fans were shocked when 38-year-old Crawley ultimately secured to the role, per Newsweek.
Sluss was one of Bachelor lead Peter Weber's final two women, and it was revealed on Monday's finale episode that the pair would become engaged. Sluss thought that she was looking at a forever with Weber, and was ecstatic to say yes to his proposal. However, Weber would eventually end their engagement due to his unresolved feelings for another contestant, Madison Prewett.
Given the eventual outcome for Sluss, some fans of the show think that she deserves another chance. Vocal fans point to the fact that Crawley has already made appearances on Bachelor franchise shows multiple times throughout the years.
"Hannah Ann is totally about to get Becca'd rn and I'm so sorry for her because they already chose Clare as the Bachelorette," one fan tweeted.
The above tweet was in reference to the controversial breakup between former Bachelor lead Arie Luyendyk Jr. and the woman he originally proposed to, Becca Kufrin. Luyendyk ultimately decided to end his engagement with Kufrin and pursue a relationship with his runner-up, Lauren Burnham. This decision blindsided Kufrin, and made Luyendyk one of the least popular Bachelor leads of all time, per Time."Okay listen I know Clare is the Bachelorette but I'm really loving Hannah Ann right now and need her to get a happy love story," another person tweeted, wanting to see a more positive outcome for Sluss.
The announcement that Crawley would take the lead position on The Bachelorette was received with mixed reactions, as The Inquisitr previously reported. Some fans were glad that someone older and more mature was chosen for the position, while others thought someone new would have been better for the role.
"Crazy Claire?? No thanks. I'll be sitting out for the first time since season 1," one follower wrote after the news of Crawley's casting reached Instagram.
"I've been a loyal fan since season 1! Not missed an episode. In college, I would take them on a VCR! But I seriously can't stand her!… Not happy about this choice at all," another user wrote of the decision to cast Crawley for the leading role.
Crawley initially appeared as a contestant on Juan Pablo Galavis' season of The Bachelor in 2013, and has also appeared on Bachelor in Paradise as well as Bachelor Winter Games.