On Monday, 38-year-old Crawley was declared as the current year’s “Bachelorette,” making her presentation in the title role on “Good Morning America.”
“I just found out,” Crawley said. “I mean, six years later. What is happening?”
On Saturday, the TV author “Reality Steve” Carbone affirmed Crawley would be the next “Bachelorette.” Fellow Bachelor Nation stars Tayshia Adams, Tia Booth, and Kelsey Weir, “Bachelor” Peter Weber’s ex, were additionally reputed to be in the mix.
A hairstylist from Sacramento, Calif., Crawley was the runner-up of Season 18 of “The Bachelor” in 2014, which included the polarizing Juan Pablo Galavis in the driver’s seat.
Crawley later showed up on the first and second seasons of “Bachelor in Paradise,” before joining the cast of “The Bachelor Winter Games” in 2018. She and a fellow contender, Canada’s Benoit Beausejour-Savard, got engaged during the show’s finale. They called it quits in April of that year.
“Honestly for me, the most important thing is the man who will take off his armor, is strong, open himself up and be vulnerable,” she said. “I want a man that can do that.”
ABC affirmed Season 16 of “The Bachelorette” will debut Monday, May 18.