By Gina Carbone
We all knew, or at least suspected, that Ali Fedotowsky would be named the next “Bachelorette.”
And it has happened.
Her new season will start Monday, May 24.
What will be the cheesy title for season six? “The Bachelorette: In Your Face, Facebook”?
She told host Chris Harrison during “The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love: After the Final Rose” that she wants 50 guys instead of 25, which I have no problem with.
She wants “a funny, smart, kind of quirky guy.”
YES! SHE WANTS REID ROSENTHAL!
So do I.
I’ve been back and forth on Ali.
At first, I wanted Ali as “The Bachelorette” because I knew she would pick 25 Reids, whereas Tenley would pick 25 Jakes.
Then she left for her job at Facebook and made such a whiny pill of herself I got irritated.
But now I am just impressed. Because she was playing the long game this whole time.
Why settle for Jake when you can have 25 better men?
Well played, ma’am. Well played.
ABC just issued a press release on Ali being named as the new “Bachelorette:”
ALI FEDOTOWSKY PUTS IT ALL ON THE LINE FOR HER SECOND CHANCE AT LOVE
WHEN SHE BECOMES “THE BACHELORETTE,” PREMIERING MAY 24 ON ABC
Ali Fedotowsky has finally decided to risk it all for love. The energetic and charismatic career-oriented woman from San Francisco has re-prioritized her life – and now love comes out on top. She will have her own opportunity to find her soul mate when she stars in the sixth edition of “The Bachelorette,” which will premiere MONDAY, MAY 24 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. The identity of the new Bachelorette was revealed tonight on “The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love — After the Final Rose.”
Ali, 25, has been a fan favorite from the moment she stepped out of the limo with her sexy raspy voice and a peacock feather to meet Jake Pavelka on the last season of “The Bachelor.” She became the front-runner for Jake’s heart, but instead they found themselves in a heartbreaking situation when she made a gut-wrenching decision to choose a job she loved over the man she loved. Ali made the surprising safe choice to go back to work, but regretted it immediately. By the time she sorted out her work affairs, Jake had already moved on with his search for love with the three fabulous women who stayed with him, and he did not allow Ali to return. But it’s not too late for Ali now. Admitting that she made one of the biggest mistakes of her life, she has let go of everything this time – her apartment, her job, her stability – to really make a life-changing commitment to put her heart first.
Ali grew up in Williamstown, Massachusetts, with one sister, one brother and their parents. Although she gave up her chance at a future with Jake, she has set her sights on a reliable, funny and humble guy who can challenge her. Even though this Bachelorette is known more for her work ethic, she loves to play. She enjoys hiking, wake boarding and playing soccer, but also takes pleasure in going to wine tastings.
After attending Mount Greylock Regional High School, where she played varsity soccer for four years, she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in psychology from Clark University in New England. She also was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Ali moved to California after graduation in 2006 and most recently was employed as an account manager in online advertising.