New Bachelorette Announced

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New Bachelorette Announced

Jillian Harris, one of the final four women to vie for Jason Mesnick‘s affections on The Bachelor, will be the next star of The Bachelorette.

ABC announced the 29-year-old interior designer from Alberta, Canada, will look for a love interest among 25 men as the new Bachelorette.

“I’m a very lucky person. I’ve been a huge fan of the show since day one,” Jillian said on Tuesday night’s Bachelor: After the Final Rose Part II. “I did fall in love once before [with Jason]. I know this is a great venue for me to fall in love again.”

Regarding the controversial twist on The Bachelor — in which Jason dumped winner Melissa Rycroft for runner-up Molly Malaney — Jillian says, “Jason seems to me like he has kept his chin up,” but adds that “I hope that I make the right choice the first time.”

You can watch Jillian try and find true love when The Bachelorette premieres May 18 on ABC.