It’s nearly THAT time of year again! Bachelor Nation will soon be glued to their TVs and Twitter feeds while watching along to catch every moment of Rachel Recchia and Gabby Windey’s double-shot second chance at love.
Recchia, 26, and Windey, 31, are making ‘Bachelorette’ history! We first met these two gals when they were contestants on Clayton Echard’s season of “The Bachelor.” The duo memorably made it to the end of Echard’s hair-raising and thorny rose-stemmed season, and unfortunately met their fate together when Echard decided to send them home and broke up with them both at the same time!
The powers that be in Bachelor Nation knew these ladies had strongly bonded through their extremely unusual,-even by the ‘Bachelor’ franchise’s standards- and painful break-up, so the franchise announced the next season of “The Bachelorette” would feature both women as leads!
When the finale aired last Spring, Recchia was ecstatic about the landmark announcement. She told Bachelor Nation, “I’m so happy for [Gabby]. This is insane and I’m excited to do this journey with you. We did it once together, and we’ve been through the most crazy experience together,” per The Blast’s nail-biting recap of the season’s finale.
What Do We Know About The Season So Far?
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Bachelor Nation has already been gifted with plenty of tidbits surrounding “The Bachelorette’s” upcoming season. As we edge closer to the July 11th premiere though, the details are only getting juicier!
Recchia and Windey are definitely abiding by ‘girl code’ in the trailer, by warning each other about certain men to watch out for. According to People, Recchia tells her ‘Bachelorette’ bestie, “I just got some information. It’s really unsettling.”
Speaking of information, one of Bachelor Nation’s biggest insiders, former ‘Bachelor’ Nick Viall, recently revealed some telling word of mouth about these ladies’ season.
“I’ve heard it’s going to be very different,” Viall began his info on a recent episode of his podcast, “The Viall Files,” “And it’s going to have a ‘Paradise‘ feel to it. And it’s going to be on a cruise ship- part of it. I asked people because it sounds like the producers think it’s gonna be really interesting, but very different…” (via Us Weekly.)
The Blast was on hand to report the release of season 19’s official list of the men who are competing for Windey and Recchia’s hearts, and we’re here to tell you, some of these dudes look very interesting!
One guy really enjoys all things Disney and going to the resorts for birthday trips, and another has some fancy footwork to be proud of; he was the founder of his high school’s break dancing club!
Here’s Some Even Hotter Tea!
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Viall went on to reveal some Bachelor Nation insiders were not so thrilled with some of the logistics for the season’s upcoming changes.
He continued, “They said it was hell to film because they decided to have two Bachelorettes, like, last second. So the scheduling was for one Bachelorette. They had to jam it all in, and then I asked, I’m like, ‘What if it goes really well, like, this is a hit?…’ the people I talk to, they hope they never do it again. Just because of the logistics. I think, a cruise ship was probably the challenge.” (per Us Weekly)
Another challenge these ladies were faced with, has to do with a particular man. In the new season preview, Windey can be seen talking about a mystery man, describing him as “unhinged,” as per People’s report.
How many more of these men will be brain-busters for Rachel Recchia and Gabby Windey’s upcoming season of “The Bachelorette?” Bachelor Nation will begin to find out on July 11th!