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Originally posted 08/05/2013 10:55PM
It's official – we have a brand new Bachelor!
After Desiree Hartsock's emotional season finale of The Bachelorette, host Chris Harrison announced the franchise's newest star during the After the Final Rose special Monday night.
Although some may have thought Brooks Forester (who broke Desiree's heart in Antigua) was a possibility, fellow former suitors Zak Waddell and Juan Pablo Galavis were early frontrunners for the gig. While Desiree expressed her hopes for Zak, PEOPLE.com readers cast their votes for Juan Pablo.
And, sure enough: Felicidades, Juan Pablo! The Venezuelan former soccer player and single dad will be the next star of The Bachelor!
Originally posted 08/05/2013 10:05PM
After a tearful and emotional goodbye to her frontrunner, Brooks Forester, The Bachelorette's Desiree Hartsock faced another tough decision.
Would she abandon her quest for love? Or would she be able to move forward with one of the two men still vying for that final rose?
Although she was "blindsided," "devastated" and said she just wanted to go home, Desiree decided to face Chris Siegfried and Drew Kenney.
Originally posted 08/05/2013 07:40PM
Last week, we saw a heartbroken Desiree Hartstock in Antigua.
After Brooks said goodbye, she was left to choose between Drew and Chris – and it's anyone's bet who, if anyone, gets the final rose in tonight's finale.
Well, having been through it herself, season 6 Bachelorette Ali Fedotowsky is putting her money on Chris. "I would be willing to put a hefty bet in Vegas on it being Chris in the end," Fedotowsky told PEOPLE at the Herbal Essences Bachelorette finale viewing party in New York City Monday.
Originally posted 08/04/2013 07:00PM
As suspected, Brooks was just not that into The Bachelorette's Desiree Hartsock and thus her frontrunner for a fairy tale ending excused himself from the tournament of roses. He left her a weeping pile of emotion on an Antigua pier and left producers and viewers alike wondering if the show would go on.
"The first thing I said when I walked out after [my conversation with] Brooks was, 'We might be done.' We were in the home stretch trying to set up a happy ending and magic proposal. This was a curveball," host Chris Harrison said during a press call Thursday.
Originally posted 08/03/2013 12:00PM
Desiree Hartsock promised "raw emotion and real feelings" on the finale of The Bachelorette. And it has already delivered.
Part one of the two-part finale included plenty of heartbreak stemming from a shocking twist.
Desiree was left reeling on Monday's episode after Brooks Forester, considered the front-runner for her affections, revealed that he just wasn't feeling it – and decided to leave.
Originally posted 08/01/2013 04:00PM
Originally posted 07/30/2013 11:40AM
Former Bachelor contestant Desiree Hartsock is calling the shots and handing out the roses as the current star of The Bachelorette. The bridal stylist will blog all season long on PEOPLE.com about her dates, the guys and the difficult decisions she must make. You can also follow Desiree on Twitter.
Antigua was the perfect destination to continue my relationships with the three remaining guys on The Bachelorette. Each one has such incredible qualities but Brooks stood out.
So let's start with what I'm sure you are all wondering about ... My relationship with Brooks was always secure and confident when we were together, but I never knew what was going through his mind when we were apart. That should have been a red flag, but sometimes love is blind.
Originally posted 07/29/2013 05:30PM
Theories abound about what happened between Desiree Hartsock and her remaining trio of suitors during The Bachelorette finale, which is so dramatic that it had to be broken into two parts.
While she wouldn't even give us a hint about the tear-inducing twist when PEOPLE sat down with her exclusively at the Men Tell All taping, the L.A. resident and bridal stylist did dish on plenty of other topics.
Originally posted 07/27/2013 10:30AM
The official line is that the next star of The Bachelor has not been chosen yet. But after the The Bachelorette: Men Tell All special, it might be wise to start practicing your sexiest pronunciation of "Juan Pablo."
Here are five reason why the Venezuelan heartthrob could be the best bet:
Originally posted 07/26/2013 11:45AM
The season finale of The Bachelorette is right around the corner! While fans are certainly eager to see if Desiree Hartsock gets engaged – and to whom – there's another important question on their minds: Who will be the next star of
It seems that two frontrunners have emerged from Des's pack of castoffs: ab-tastic Zak Waddell and sexy Venezuelan soccer player Juan Pablo Galavis.
Desiree said in her Bachelorette blog this week that it should be Zak. "He is so deserving of love," she admitted. "I would love to see him have the opportunity to choose from 25 suitable women to find it."
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