During this week’s episode of The Bachelor: After the Final Rose, ABC announced that Becca Kufrin would be the next Bachelorette, and Bachelor Nation couldn’t be more excited. After one of the most dramatic finales in Bachelor history, fans have flooded Kufrin’s social media with messages of support, and they look forward to watching her find true love.
In Monday’s heartbreaking finale, Bachelor Arie Luyendyk proposed to Kufrin only to dump her six weeks later so he could get back together with the runner-up Lauren Burnham. The network aired the break-up completely unedited, eagerly showing the entire gut-wrenching 18 minutes as Kufrin tried to avoid the cameras while Luyendyk blindsided her with the devastating news.
The internet immediately erupted, with fans of the show, including former contestants, rushing to social media to voice their disgust over Luyendyk’s actions and the network’s decision to promote such an emotionally difficult scene. But, they were unanimous in their support for Kufrin, and they let her know that she deserves much better.
— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) March 7, 2018
And, when the news came that Kufrin would be the next Bachelorette, fans reacted with messages of love and congratulations.
Kufrin is completely over Luyendyk and is ready to begin her own journey to find love, but an insider claims that she is nervous.
“She’s worried that America will think she’s not there for the right reasons and isn’t ready to find her husband. But she is,” says the source.
— Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) March 7, 2018
They added that Kufrin believes in the show and knows that you can find real love on it. She found it the first time and is confident she can do it again. And, even though she is nervous and scared, she is excited about this next adventure.
During the live two-hour After the Rose special, Luyendyk attempted some damage control, but he ended up making things worse. He revealed that he had reached out to Burnham behind Kufrin’s back. And, it turns out that when he broke up with Kufrin, he already knew Burnham was going to take him back.
On top of all that, Luyendyk proposed to Burnham (and she accepted) while Kufrin was waiting to come out on stage.
One of the best reactions to the proposal came from Bachelor contestant Bekah Martinez, who sat with her chin resting in the palm of her hand while she shot a look of disdain towards the scene in front of her.
The look immediately became a GIF described as the reaction of everyone in America.
Becca Kufrin’s season of The Bachelorette premieres May 28th on ABC.