09:07 PM EDT 05/28/2015
Originally posted 05/27/2015 07:50PM
A show of hands: What Bachelorette fans called this one?
In a preview for next week's episode, contestant Clint seems to declare that he's in love not with Kaitlyn Bristowe but with fellow contestant JJ. (Yes, the very guy Amy Schumer mocked throughout this week's episode.)
"Falling in love with a man never crossed my mind," Clint says in the promo, which dubs him "Brokeback Bachelor."
Originally posted 05/26/2015 07:35AM
Between the boxing and the stand-up comedy, a lot happened on The Bachelorette Monday.
But the key takeaway – other than that having a bunch of dudes hit each other is an awkward way to impress a lady – is that a lot of people really liked Amy Schumer's appearance. – and now ABC executive Robert Mills is saying he wants the comedian to be the next lady looking for love on national TV.
Originally posted 05/27/2015 12:40PM
As it turns out, sometimes people do go on reality shows to make friends.
Newly minted Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe and Becca Tilley, a.k.a. the runners-up for Chris Soules' affection on The Bachelor, are still friendly with his fiancée, Whitney Bischoff.
Originally posted 05/26/2015 05:50PM
Britt Nilsson and Brady Toops are proof that The Bachelor and its various franchises truly do work, albeit in mysterious ways.
After Nilsson, 27, was voted out of the running as this season's Bachelorette, she still managed to find love. Or, at least, a hiking partner.
Nashville-based musician Toops, 33, cut out of the competition early when Nilsson didn't win the popular vote and went straight to her hotel room, as seen on Monday's episode of The Bachelorette.
Originally posted 05/26/2015 04:15PM
PEOPLE has an exclusive sneak-peek clip of the series, starring Shiri Appleby and Constance Zimmer, which offers a behind-the-scenes look at a fictitious reality romance show in which a group of women vie for the heart of one suitor (see where we're going with this?).
"It's totally realistic," former Bachelor and Bachelorette star DeAnna Stagliano (née Pappas) tells PEOPLE of the clip.
"It reminded me of the show in the way the carriage rolled up and the woman got out playing the violin," she continues. "It's totally something a contestant would do to get someone's attention!"
Originally posted 05/26/2015 07:10AM
Kaitlyn Bristowe is the Bachelorette! She charmed her way into the hearts of the Bachelor Nation – and nearly the Bachelor himself, Chris Soules, on season 19 of The Bachelor. Now Kaitlyn has begun her own journey to love.
Waking up that next morning as the Bachelorette was a surreal feeling. There was so much happening that first night, I think it was still taking its time to sink in. I mean, it's not every day you wake up in a beautiful house with Chris Harrison knocking at your door. But I will admit, I was so relieved to see him. There was a lot to process, and having him there to help talk me through it was much needed.
I couldn't believe that in just one night connections had already begun to develop. And there I sat, lucky enough to be the Bachelorette and eagerly awaiting my first week of dates. In the back of my mind, I had to wonder, Which of these guys voted for Britt and who voted for me? And how was Britt doing? But I couldn't allow those thoughts to take over. I had a great group of guys ready to kick these dates off with, and that's where my focus needed to be.
Originally posted 05/25/2015 11:00PM
And you thought that having 25 men vote for either Britt Nilsson or Kaitlyn Bristowe as their next Bachelorette would be the most uncomfortable thing to watch, as a woman, on this season of The Bachelorette. Naïve.
This week, eight of Kaitlyn's suitors took to a boxing ring to fight one another and posture manfully, and Ben Z. ended up sending Jared to the hospital while Kupah appeared more enamored of meeting Laila Ali than interacting with Kaitlyn.
Later, Kupah accused Kaitlyn of only keeping him around as part of a "quota," and then he completely ignored her boundaries when she asked him to leave. It was bad, but more on that below.
#TBT: The Bachelorette's Kaitlyn Bristowe Used to Dress Like a Backup Dancer for '00s-Era Christina Aguilera
Originally posted 05/21/2015 07:15PM
The dancer has some pretty hilarious Throwback Thursday gems hidden in her Instagram
Originally posted 05/21/2015 07:40AM
As any fan of The Bachelorette knows, over-the-top gowns and jewels are part of the package.
But for newly minted Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe, all that glam took some getting used to.
"I wear combat boots and backwards hats and baseball tees," says the 29-year-old former dance instructor. "So it was so weird. I felt guilty putting the dresses on because I'm too much of a skid for this!"
Originally posted 05/20/2015 01:50PM
Tuesday night's episode revealed that Kaitlyn Bristowe is the reigning bachelorette for season 11 – a decision that was made with it's fair share of drama and cringe-inducing introductions. After all, this ABC classic wouldn't be what it is without some horrendously awkward moments while on the quest for love.
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