Is Caila Quinn really the next Bachelorette or are fans in for a big surprise? Producer Mike Fleiss confirmed over the weekend that he will be announcing ABC’s next leading lady on Twitter and there is speculation that all the chatter about Caila getting the gig isn’t true.
Is it possible that Fleiss is changing things up for the 12th season and casting Ben’s runner-up as the Bachelorette?
The Bachelorette is typically one of the four girls who make it to the hometown dates (JoJo, Caila, Lauren, Amanda). In past seasons, the runner-up hasn’t been considered because she’s still getting over her breakup, but there’s a chance that producers are going to break their own rules for Season 12.
Spoilers point to JoJo Fletcher getting dumped at the final rose ceremony and, according to Us Weekly, she didn’t question Ben’s decision and was totally understanding. Perhaps because she knew she had a great consolation prize coming — a shot at becoming the next Bachelorette.
Although photos have surfaced on Twitter of Caila being followed around by a camera crew in her hometown of Hudson, Ohio, there’s a chance that it’s all a big fake-out — something that producers have done before.
More pics from Caila filming today… pic.twitter.com/AOouCDydqP
— RealitySteve (@RealitySteve) March 3, 2016
Steve states that cameras followed Nick Viall around after Kaitlyn Bristowe sent him home on the Bachelorette season finale, prompting rumors that he was going to be the Season 20 Bachelor. Obviously that didn’t work out – Ben got the gig.
There’s a chance that producers are trying to fake everyone out by filming Caila out in public so everyone will think she’s filming her intro for the Bachelorette. Meanwhile, JoJo could be doing the same thing in a more private location so fans and the media don’t find out.
Of course, this is just a theory, but it appears that fans on Twitter are really hoping JoJo will be handing out roses as the next Bachelorette.
@fleissmeister PLEASE LET IT BE JOJO!
— aveen (@TweetAveen) March 6, 2016
@fleissmeister NOT CAILA NOT CAILA NOT CAILA NOT CAILA NOT CAILA NOT CAILA NOT CAILA NOT CAILA NOT CAILA NOT CAILA NOT CAILA NOT CAILA
— Shauna (@shaunajanae27) March 6, 2016
Jojo for #Bachelorette, hands down, 100%, done deal. She’s mature, genuine, kind, beautiful…unless Ben wises up, and marries her.
— Christina Herche (@ChristinaHerche) February 24, 2016
Would you like to see JoJo as the next Bachelorette or do you think Caila would be a better fit?