Becca Kufrin’s season of The Bachelorette is set to premiere in just a few short weeks, and Chris Harrison seems to think that her experience leading the show could give her a new appreciation for how her dramatic season of The Bachelor ended.
“I think she definitely sympathizes with Arie now,” the host of the long-running ABC franchise told Entertainment Tonight. “I don’t know if she’s going to go down the same road as Arie, but I think she understands now how that can happen.”
In case you need a refresher, season 22 of The Bachelor ended with Arie Luyendyk Jr. proposing to Kufrin, only to call it off a few weeks later — on national television, no less — in order to pursue his runner-up, Lauren Burnham. During an incredibly awkward After the Rose finale special, Luyendyk then proposed to Burnham, and Kufrin was announced as the next Bachelorette.
“At the end of the day, the show is about finding love, and that’s all I want to do,” Kufrin said at the time. “I want to be the best damn Bachelorette I can be. … I’m just ready to do this.” She’s not the only one — fans and Bachelor Nation alike fully rallied behind her as the next leading lady.
“Everything you think of her, add about 10 times to that about how awesome she is,” Harrison told ET.
The two-hour Bachelorette premiere airs Monday, May 28, at 8pm ET on ABC.
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