There was a time when everyone wanted to see Dean Unglert as the next Bachelor, but that time is now long gone, thanks to his 鈥渂ad decisions鈥 during season four of Bachelor in Paradise. Unglert鈥檚 love triangle with Danielle 鈥淒-Lo鈥 Lombard and Kristina Schulman might have an upside for one of the ladies, though, as fans are already requesting Schulman as the next Bachelorette. But is she interested in being the one to hand out roses to a group of eager suitors?

鈥淚f asked to be the next Bachelorette, I would have to probably consider when the time comes to it,鈥 the dental hygienist from Lexington, Kentucky, told fellow Bachelor Nation stars Ben Higgins and Ashley Iaconetti on The Ben and Ashley I Almost Famous Podcast.

She further explained her feelings by saying, 鈥溾atching Bachelor in Paradise, it was a lot of emotion. It鈥檚 hard to see yourself that emotional.鈥 (It also can鈥檛 be easy to know that millions of viewers at home were watching every moment of the drama.)

But Schulman isn鈥檛 ruling out a return to reality TV 鈥 she just wants to take things as they come. 鈥淚 don鈥檛 know. I think one day if the opportunity [to become the Bachelorette] presents itself, if it does鈥 I鈥檒l consider it then. [From] now on, I have to kind of learn from Bachelor in Paradise and move on from that.鈥 That鈥檚 probably a wise (and totally mature) plan, TBH.

In any case, she has plenty of time to sort things out while Arie Luyendyk Jr. revs up for the next season of The Bachelor, which premieres in January 2018.

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