When she learned that she wouldn’t be the sole Bachelorette, Bristowe said, laughing, “I think what went through my mind was, ‘That’s not ideal.’ ”
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For the most part, Bristowe’s thoughts were echoed by the Bachelor community at large. Former Bachelor Sean Lowe called the twist “downright degrading.”
Bachelorette Emily Maynard admitted that she loves the idea as a viewer but “kind of hate[s] it” as a woman.
Soon enough, the members of Team Kaitlyn or Team Britt will learn which lady will officially begin her journey to find love when The Bachelorette premieres May 18 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.