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7 Reasons Why Kaitlyn Should Be the Next Bachelorette

If you’re like us, Monday’s episode of The Bachelor still has you feeling off. Not only was it time for the Fantasy Suite dates, which will always be a concept we can’t wrap our heads around, but in a super shocking move, Chris sent this season’s favorite Kaitlyn packing. After an episode filled with Chris doubting Becca’s investment in him and their relationship, we felt sure that Chris would stick with the two ladies who had already declared their love and willingness to move to Arlington. But leave it to Chris to make—in our opinion—the outright wrong choice. Now that we know Kaitlyn is not Chris’s bride-to-be, though, she is a prime pick for the next Bachelorette. Don’t believe us? Let us show you why!

1. She tells it like it is

There’s no need to worry about Kaitlyn hiding her feelings. She was the only girl who said exactly what she was thinking about cuckoos Kelsey and Ashley S. But she was never mean-spirited, just completely and hilariously honest.

2. She’s perfected the pretty cry

Kaitlyn was one of the few women who didn’t have a total meltdown while on the show. But we all need to shed a few tears every now and then. Even after Chris denied her a rose, she cried like the humblest of beauty queens, never letting her makeup run or a sniffle escape. We need a tough lady who can handle the pressure of being the Bachelorette, and Kaitlyn is definitely cut out for it.

3. She’s up for anything

Kaitlyn is the girl who dealt with Jimmy Kimmel as a third wheel, let monkeys crawl on her back to eat bananas, and made Chris rap on her hometown date. Can you imagine the fun scenarios she would set up for her suitors? The possibilities would be endless!

4. She has a great sense of humor

We already knew Kaitlyn is funny, but now we understand where she gets her sense of humor from. Her mother put together quite an elaborate—and patriotic—outfit for her daughter’s time in the fantasy suite. We can see lots of pranks in our future if Kaitlyn is given the reins of this franchise. And don’t even get us started on that adorable laugh!

5. Her style is on point


Vancouver… Rainy city calls for hats. Indiana Jonesin tonight.

A photo posted by Kaitlyn Bristowe (@kaitlynbristowe) on

To be the Bachelorette, you need a versatile and chic style. Kaitlyn’s fashion picks are a bit off-kilter from what we’re used to seeing on the show, which is why we love her. Forget the stuffy evening gowns of past Bachelorettes. Kaitlyn would give us cool girl style vibes all the time!

6. She knows how to have a good… no, great time

Let’s be honest… this show is just one big drinking game. And given this proof of Kaitlyn’s eagerness to celebrate Kelsey’s departure, we know she can hold her own when it comes to boozing with her prospective husbands.

7. She handles curveballs well

This show loves to surprise its participants in any way possible; it makes for great television, after all! Kaitlyn showed us this week that she can take anything that’s thrown at her when Chris led Becca back into the rose ceremony. Kaitlyn was convinced Chris was sending Becca home but quickly recovered once she realized that wasn’t the case.

Were you as upset as we were that Chris sent Kaitlyn home? Do you think Kaitlyn should be our next Bachelorette or is there another woman you’d like to see instead? 

Erin was previously the Entertainment Editor of Her Campus. She graduated from Belmont University in 2015, where she studied English and Elementary Education. Before joining the team full-time, she was a national contributing blogger, viral content writer and editorial intern at HC. In addition to her work for Her Campus, Erin was formerly an editorial assistant at Nfocus Magazine and has been published by HelloGiggles and Man Repeller. In her free time, you can find Erin falling for yet another TV boyfriend (her long list of ex-lovers includes Nathan Scott, Chuck Bass and Pacey Witter, to name a few), reading chick lit and/or celeb memoirs and hanging with her puppy/soulmate, Cooper.