With “The Bachelor” airing its season 20 finale last night, ABC has moved on to “The Bachelorette,” announcing that JoJo Fletcher is the next Bachelorette.
The announcement was made on last night’s “After the Final Rose,” which aired live following the finale. Fletcher, 25, was the runner-up on “The Bachelor,” losing out to Lauren Bushnell.
Variety notes: “Fletcher’s announcement comes as a surprise, as ‘Bachelor’ contestant Caila Quinn was rumored to have been selected as the next ‘Bachelorette,’ partly because she is half Filipino and the ABC reality show has faced much criticism for its lack of diversity. However, Fletcher’s mother is Persian.”