Former contestant Jillian Harris Named Next ‘Bachelorette’

Her predecessor waffled like Hamlet off his meds, but Jillian Harris says she’s ready to find love as the next Bachelorette.

The 29-year-old interior designer and super fan-favorite was introduced to America as the new object of attention for the yet unfilmed Bachelorette edition. The announcement came at the end of The Bachelor: After the Final Rose sequel last night.

“I’m so excited,” Jillian said on the soundstage as the crowd roared it’s approval.

Harris made it to the top three on Jason Mesnick’s Bachelor episode before losing out to the final two contestants — much to the dismay of the show’s fan base.

Indeed Bachelor host Chris Harrison gushed making Harris the Bachelorette was “a pretty easy decision.”

“There was one girl this season who really captured America’s heart.”

Harris said she plans to avoid the mistakes of the past season as she’ll have the contestants vying for her hand. “I hope to make the right choice the first time,” she says.

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