One of These Two ‘Bachelorette’ Contestants Will Be the Next ‘Bachelor’

After last night’s dramatic episodes of The Bachelorette, there are only two contestants left to battle for JoJo Fletcher’s final rose: Robby Hayes and Jordan Rodgers (we definitely called it). Which means Luke Pell and Chase McNary kissed their chances at love goodbye… for now. According to E! News, a source revealed that both Pell and McNary are in the running to be the Season 21 Bachelor, meaning they still have a chance at that TV romance.

Pell, 32, was the first to be sent home in the last episode. Despite his amazing hometown date and an open declaration of love, Fletcher decided to rip his and our hearts out by eliminating him. She cried a lot, which is confusing since it was her decision to send him home, and then completely forgot about him as she moved on to the other contestants. Later on in the episode, McNary, 27, got practically the same boot! They went on a day-long date, which was somewhat interrupted by Hayes, that led to the fantasy suite. But unlike the other contestants, McNary’s time in the suite was brief. After confessing his love and devotion, Fletcher revealed that she didn’t feel the same way. This led to an angry departure on McNary’s part, who later apologized for it during the rose ceremony.

ABC/Craig Sjordin

ABC/Craig Sjordin

Since leaving their hearts behind at Fletcher’s feet, both men have commented on how they feel on potentially being the next star of The Bachelor. Pell seems pretty open to the role if it is offered. “JoJo kind of allowed me to love again, it was something I hadn’t done in awhile prior to our relationship,” he explains. “I’m at a place now where I’m excited to be in love again. I think that if that comes up and that’s in the future for me, I couldn’t be more excited to find it.” Despite his devotion to Fletcher, it seems like this sweet and sensitive war veteran is ready to explore his options more. According to him, his ideal lady is “an open book and loves to have fun as much as I do.”

Meanwhile, McNary seems more reserved about it. This makes sense, given the dramatic emotional turmoil he just underwent after being rejected by Fletcher just yesterday. He describes his process as “just one step at a time for me. Nothing’s been out there, no opportunity’s been offered, so I’m just doing me.” Despite being the one to give rather than receive those roses, McNary is still hesitant when it comes to accepting a potential offer. “The cons are you don’t know who’s coming, you don’t know if it’s going to work out, you don’t know what’s going to happen between now and them,” he says. “It’s just a full commitment and a risky decision to make.” Should he take on Season 21, McNary is looking first and foremost for a woman with emotional stability.

JoJo Fletcher believes either one will be a great candidate,” and you can’t go wrong with either one. And they’re strikingly beautiful, so that helps!” We agree with you there, JoJo. One woman’s elimination is another woman’s future soulmate.

[H/T: E! Online]

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