Jojo Fletcher may have been dumped by Ben Higgins, she just nabbed one of the biggest triumph in her television career after being named the “bachelorette.”
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The big announcement was made during The Bachelor: after the Final Rose.
“It’s overwhelming,” Fletcher said to despite having her heart broken. “It’s so weird! It’s crazy. … I am so excited.”
Fletcher is the first-runner up in the competition though Higgins told her that he loved her and that he considers her his best friend.
#TheBachelor finale: Did @BenHiggi propose to Lauren Bushnell or Jojo Fletcher?! https://t.co/maV7CDFQIs pic.twitter.com/z0haIq5jiO
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Higgins shocked audience with his revelation that he loved both Lauren Bushnell and Fletcher. “I came into this not knowing if I was gonna find love. I didn’t know if this would be real… but with you it was real, always,” Higgins told Fletcher when he chose Bushnell. “I found it with you but I found it with somebody else more.”
Even though Fletcher was devastated as Higgins did not choose her, former Bachelor and Bachelorette stars all think the reality show made a wise decision of choosing her as the bachelorette.
“I think JoJo would make an amazing Bachelorette. She’s so sexy and cool and outgoing,” Jade Roper who recently tied the knot, said of Fletcher.
Fletcher is the epitome of beauty and brains, so Roper is right when she said the new bachelorette is “cool.” She graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree from Baylor University back in 2011. She was a sales executive for Legacy Medical but left the company to put up her own business. Fletcher owns JHF Reality Development LLC in Dallas, Texas.
She is also proud of her roots. “I’m proud of my mother’s background despite what social opinions are. It’s important for me to stand up to people stereotyping Iranians,” Fletcher revealed.
ABC has not yet determined a premiere date for Bachelorette.