Desiree Hartsock may have had her heart broken by Sean Lowe on The Bachelor, but it looks like she’s about to do some heart breaking of her own! Desiree was seen filming with a camera crew at Santa Monica Pier, and rumors are swirling that she is likely to be picked to star on the next season of The Bachelorette. E! News reported that an eyewitness said, “Des was smiling and was happy. She definitely seemed like she was enjoying herself.”
Desiree was a fan favorite and her elimination was considered one of the most shocking in the show’s history. At the The Bachelor: Women Tell All special, Desiree said, “I love love and I love to love… And I honestly I can’t wait for that moment to fall in love again. And I don’t know, I’m just waiting on that… I live day to day and whatever comes tomorrow comes. And if it happens to be on TV, you’ll see me again.”
When Access Hollywood Live asked Sean Lowe which of the girls he thinks would be the best candidate for The Bachelorette, Sean said, “In my opinion, I think it has to be Des… I mean, she’s America’s sweetheart… I got just killed on Twitter after I sent her home! Everyone was saying, ‘You idiot! How could you let her go?’”
E! News reported last week,”While nothing is official, we are told the deal with Desiree is ‘close’ and an announcement is expected within the next couple of weeks. Production is scheduled to begin next month.” The Bachelorette producers and crew are sworn to secrecy and the new pick for The Bachelorette will be revealed tonight on The Bachelor: After the Final Rose, which airs after The Bachelor season finale, tonight on ABC at 10/9c.
UPDATE: Tonight on The Bachelor: After the Final Rose, Desiree was officially announced as the next star of The Bachelorette. After Desiree was announced, she said, “I just can’t even believe I’m here. With the support of everyone, it’s just such a blessing… I could never have imagined signing up for The Bachelor and having this opportunity.” Desiree went on to say, “I could only hope to have the love that they’ve found and I am very hopeful in all of this. And I do hope to meet the man of my dreams.”
(Photo via ABC)