The Bachelorette is back for season 10 and it promises viewers more drama than ever. Andi Dorfman is the new bachelorette looking for love, and viewers may remember the contestant for making waves on last season of The Bachelor. Dorfman is a pretty 26 year-old lawyer, who has been labeled as a tough southern girl, that isn’t afraid of speaking her mind.
Dorfman is an attorney and currently lives in Atlanta. Viewers might recall a tough-girl persona, but Dorfman insists that she is a soft person inside, who is just looking for love. Dorfman hopes to be courted by the contestants and find the love of her life at the end of the show. The attorney admits that the thought of not finding someone special and leaving the show alone is really scary.
Fans of the show first got to know Dorfman when she was a contestant on The Bachelor, hoping for a love connection with Juan Pablo. Dorfman made it all the way to the hometown dates with Pablo, but then things fell apart. Dorfman said her date with Pablo in the fantasy suite was a nightmare. Then the lawyer abruptly left the show, right before the rose ceremony, after a confrontation occurred with Pablo about his disrespectful behavior.
Dorfman was understandably frustrated and angry, but the lawyer has since moved past that show and is ready for her own shot at love. During the first night of the show, Dorfman was able to quiet her fears that she would not find anyone special, as several contestants seemed promising. Among the suitors, there was a farmer, an opera singer, and a “pantaprenuer.”
Season 10 of The Bachelorette will not be only full of the regular drama viewers have come to expect from the show, such as fights, jealousy, and tears, but it will have a serious side too. This season will have a sadder note, as one of the contestants, Eric Hill, passed away during a paragliding accident. Hill had been a major character on The Bachelorette; even though he had already been sent home and had finished filming when the accident occurred.
Dorfman spoke out and said she and the cast were shocked, grieved, and devastated by Hill’s passing. Chris Harrison, host of the show, will give fans a brief message before the season airs, but ABC has already decided to feature Hill in season 10. Some fans are upset about this, calling out ABC for being disrespectful to the grieving family. Dorfman and the other contestants held a private memorial for Hill, but it was not filmed for the show and will not be shown to fans.
Season 10 of The Bachelorette might disappoint some fans, as it will not be full of hot tub drama. Dorfman promises that this season will be much more romantic and less sexy. The attorney says that hot tubs are not her scene, and she might be the first contestant ever to wear a one-piece bathing suit. Dorfman says romantic can also be sexy. Tune in Monday night to watch Dorfman narrow down the 25 contestants to find her very own prince charming.
Opinion By Sara Petersen