Just last month, ABC executive Rob Mills shared a bit of insight into how the show would decide on the franchise’s next lead.
“I would say with 99.9 percent certainly, the Bachelorette is going to be someone who comes from one of our previous seasons,” he told Variety in mid-January. “Probably Matt’s, but at least someone who is familiar to Bachelor Nation.”
From the beginning, Katie has made a major splash on the dating competition series. Not only did she bring a vibrator on night one but she was the first to speak out against bullying on the show.
However, she isn’t the only contestant on Matt’s season that people are hoping to see as the Bachelorette lead. Abigail Heringer, Bri Springs and Serena Pitt are a few others who have melted the hearts of Bachelor Nation fans.
Until there’s an announcement, we’ll just have to wait and see who steps into the spotlight as the franchise’s next lead. And since Matt is still looking for love, it’s only a matter of time before fans find out who ends up with that final rose (and engagement ring!).
The Bachelor airs Mondays at 8 p.m. on ABC.