Kaitlyn Dawn Bristowe was a contestant in the 19th season of The Bachelor. She was later chosen as the Bachelorette for the 11th season of The Bachelorette. Initially she and Britt Nilsson were both announced as Bachelorettes but on the first night the guys voted for Kaitlyn to be the Bachelorette and Britt was sent home. The daughter of a ballerina, Bristowe grew up in Leduc, Alberta, Canada, and moved as an adult to Vancouver for a dance scholarship where she became a spin-class instructor. Bristowe was a contestant on Chris Soules 's season of The Bachelor.
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The show is a spin-off of The Bachelor and the staple part of The Bachelor franchise. The first season featured Trista Rehn , the runner-up from the first season of The Bachelor , offering the opportunity for Rehn to choose a husband among 25 bachelors. The season of The Bachelorette again took a runner-up from the previous season of The Bachelor. After last airing on February 28, , the series returned to ABC during the spring of , following an absence of three years. In March , the show announced it would have its seventeenth and eighteenth series later that year. All of the rules are adapted from the rules of The Bachelor— its parent show. As the name implies, the series revolves around a single bachelorette, usually a former contestant from the previous Bachelor season, and a pool of romantic interests typically 25; 30 in season 5 which could include a potential husband for the bachelorette; it is essentially a gender-reversed version of the parent show.
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After placing third on Andi Dorfman's season of The Bachelorette, Chris Soules , an Iowa farmer and then-fan favorite, became the 19th Bachelor in While some of his record-breaking 30 contestants were concerned about living in Arlington, Iowa, which has a population of about , there were a few standouts on his season who were willing to risk it all for love. Both Britt and Kaitlyn were named as the leads for Season 11 of The Bachelorette , but there was a big catch. The contestants were able to cast their vote for which woman would get to stay on as the Bachelorette , and which would leave empty-handed. Kaitlyn was ultimately picked to stay on, and suitor Brady Toops chased after Britt to continue dating her off the show.
Remember last season of The Bachelorette when the producers thought it would be a great idea to pit two women against each other and let a group of guys decide who they wanted to be The Bachelorette? It failed pretty miserably, to be honest, and it sent Britt Nilsson home in tears when Kaitlyn Bristowe became the Bachelorette instead. She has quite the love story that came about on its own. Things worked out better than fans could have ever imagined, and Britt Nilsson reveals her adorable post- Bachelorette love story to Bustle. Get those tissues ready, because it might make you cry.