DeAnna Pappas will star in The Bachelorette 4

DeAnna Pappas, one of the two women rejected by Brad Womack during The Bachelor 11‘s finale, will star in The Bachelorette 4 this summer.

She was chosen because she “demonstrated her assertiveness and independent nature during the series, setting her apart from the other women,” according to an ABC press release. It calls her “an immediate fan favorite” and brags that “she was the final woman remaining on the finale of ‘The Bachelor’ in November,” although it admits that she, too, was dumped.

Producers are now casting for the 25 men who will date DeAnna.

Deanna Gets a Second Chance at Love When She Becomes “The Bachelorette” This Summer on ABC [ABC press release]

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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