One person who’s very excited about seeing Chris Soules on the new season of “The Bachelor” is former “The Bachelorette” star Desiree Hartsock. In fact, she’s so excited about the new season that she won’t just be tuning in every Monday but will also be filling out a bracket on it. On Tuesday, Dec. 30, she put up a post on her blog that provided a print out of the bracket and invited others to join in on the fun. People compete to get the most points, which they get for correctly guessing which women makes it to the next round.
Des wrote that she feels as if Chris is “a genuine, all-American guy that knows how to treat a lady.” “With his small town charm and good looks I have a feeling this season will be a lot like watching a Nicholas Sparks film more than anything,” she added. She reminded everyone to go over to ABC’s website to check out the women who will be competing for Chris’ heart when the show premieres on Monday, Jan. 5.
Besides watching the show, Desiree has her own wedding to prepare for. She’s getting married to her final pick, Chris Siegfried, in January. Unfortunately for her fans, they won’t be seeing her wedding air on ABC, either as its own wedding special or as an add-on to one of Chris’ episodes. When one fan tweeted that ABC could at least film and air the wedding, even if they’re not willing to help pay for it, Chris responded that “they aren’t interested in even that.” He assured her that he and Des will make sure to share their special day with their fans somehow.
ABC has done wedding specials for all of the other couples from “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” who got married: Trista and Ryan Sutter, Jason and Molly Mesnick, Ashley and JP Rosenbaum, and Sean and Catherine Lowe. Yet in an interview with the Puget Sound Business Journal, Chris explained that while he and Des were interested in airing their wedding, ABC deemed that it wasn’t “cost-effective” for them. He also said that he and Des are keeping the actual wedding date a secret.
At least Chris Siegfried and Desiree Hartsock’s fans will still see them on TV on the first of the year. They, along with Chris Soules, Sarah Herron, Marquel Martin, host Chris Harrison, and Trista and Ryan Sutter, will be sitting on “The Bachelor” float in the Rose Parade. Ashley and JP Rosenbaum decided to stay home with their small baby and Sean and Catherine Lowe had a prior commitment.