With the continued coronavirus lockdowns, nothing appears extra thrilling than the prospect of getting a brand new season of The Bachelorette to obsess over. Fortunately, ABC is blessing Bach Nation followers with a 16th season of the beloved sequence on Tuesday, Oct. 13, and it goes with out saying we’re extremely excited for an thrilling style of actuality TV, particularly throughout these monotonous instances spent inside.
Filming for the upcoming season acquired a late begin as a result of pandemic, and there have been numerous rumors relating to the lead, 38-year-old Clare Crawley, in addition to the contestants — who garnered backlash for being a lot youthful than her — and Tayshia Adams, who could also be taking up for Clare mid-season. In gentle of the varied rumors relating to Season 16, Distractify was in a position to meet up with Bach Nation alum Kendall Lengthy to debate her ideas on Clare and the brand new season as a complete.
Kendall Lengthy is extremely excited for Season 16… particularly with an older forged.
The previous couple of seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette have featured more and more youthful contestants: Hannah Ann Sluss, who vied for Peter Weber’s hand in marriage at solely 23 years previous, and Demi Burnett, who appeared on Colton Underwood’s season at age 24. With Clare main the sequence in her late 30s, many people — Kendall included — are tremendous excited to have an older lead, and in flip, older contestants, which can hopefully present for much less petty drama.
“Oh my goodness I’m undoubtedly excited [for the new season],” Kendall tells us.
“I used to be already excited that Clare was going to be the Bachelorette as a result of I simply felt like there was going to be much more – fingers crossed — extra mature relationships with older males.”
And though Kendall hasn’t watched Season 16 in its entirety, she appears to have the within scoop, implying that viewers can anticipate some particularly thrilling twists and turns.
“I’m actually excited to see it, and from what I hear, there’s numerous surprising issues taking place, so I undoubtedly can’t wait to see it.”
Whereas Kendall cherished being a part of the sequence, she tries to stay life as if she will not do it once more.
Between Kendall’s quirky obsession with taxidermy (which she nonetheless loves), her willingness to attempt new issues, and her ongoing journey to be extra susceptible, we thought Kendall can be an unimaginable lead. Nevertheless, she informed us she prefers dwelling life as if she had been performed with Bachelor Nation, to keep away from closing herself off from potential relationships.
“I attempt to stay life as if I’m not [going to be on The Bachelorette, The Bachelor, or spinoffs], solely as a result of then I’m not holding myself off from discovering love or presumably discovering a possible accomplice. It is a present that celebrates being single, at the very least when you’re on it, so I undoubtedly don’t really feel like I draw back from it.”
She says it is not completely out of the query, however for the sake of her love life, she’s performing as if it will not occur.
“I’ve nothing however optimistic experiences, and positivity from it however I attempt to not financial institution on the truth that that’s how I’m going to search out my future husband,” she reiterates.
This upcoming season of The Bachelorette undoubtedly appears like it may be thrilling — to say the least — and we all know Kendall shall be tuning into the drama when it airs.
Watch Season 16 of The Bachelorette on Tuesday, Oct. 13 at eight p.m. ET on ABC.