Katie Thurston and Michelle Young
Back to back! For the first time, ABC announced the next two Bachelorettes at once following The Bachelor season 25. During the After the Final Rose special in March 2021, guest host Emmanuel Acho named Thurston and Young the next two leads.
“I was a little nervous, but once I found out that it was two different seasons, I was here for it,” the Minnesota native said at the time. “I’m excited that I get to have somebody to bond over with this and share notes as we go.”Back to top