ABC has made the announcement reality TV fans have been waiting for: who will be the next Bachelorette? In a first for the franchise, two stars have been named for back to back seasons of The Bachelorette airing later this year.

What’s Happening:

  • Here’s a fun twist for Bachelor Nation, not one but two Bachelorettes will begin their search for love later this year.
  • On Monday night during The Bachelor: After the Final Rose host, Emmanuel Acho revealed the news that both Katie Thurston and Michelle Young have been named the next stars of The Bachelorette.
  • Thruston and Young most recently appeared on the Matt James’ season of The Bachelor, and were favorites among the fans. As the upcoming stars of ABC’s hit reality series, they will each step into the spotlight, now blazing a path for their own love stories to unfold.
  • Katie’s journey as The Bachelorette is set to premiere summer 2021, and Michelle’s season will air fall 2021.

Meet the Bachelorettes:

Katie Thurston, The Bachelorette season 17 premiering summer 2021

  • Among the season 25 women, Katie emerged as a leading voice, who repeatedly stood up against bullying and negativity in the house, and women all over America applauded her for speaking up for what she believes in.
  • The 30-year-old Washington native became an instant fan favorite for her memorable arrival on night one where she introduced herself to Matt, light-up vibrator in tow.
  • Unapologetically herself, Katie is adventurous, daring and ready for a man with whom she can build a life.
  • A marketing manager with an innate social media savvy and humorous outlook on life, she is a witty storyteller who wants a man that will laugh along with her.

Michelle Young, The Bachelorette season 18, premiering fall 2021

  • After joining the season as a late arrival, Michelle immediately stole The Bachelor’s attention, along with the hearts of millions of Americans who fell in love with her captivating smile and charming sense of humor.
  • A former Division I basketball player from Minnesota, the 28-year-old kindergarten teacher now focuses on preparing her students to be the next generation of community leaders.
  • Michelle has big dreams for the future and says she wants a man by her side that is supportive and driven to make the world a better place.
  • She is looking for the Superman to her Superwoman and is ready to find a love with whom she can start a family of her own.

 Creative Team:

  • The Bachelorette is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Unscripted Television.
  • Mike Fleiss, Martin Hilton, Nicole Woods, Bennett Graebner, Peter Gust, Tim Warner, Louis Caric and Peter Geist are the executive producers.