Desiree Hartsock Named the Next 'Bachelorette'


Bachelor fan favorite Desiree Hartsock will have another chance at finding her soul mate while millions look on. The 26-year-old bridal stylist from Los Angeles has just been named the next Bachelorette.

"I do hope to meet the man of my dreams," revealed Desiree during Monday's The Bachelor: After the Final Rose.

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The announcement came soon after Bachelor Sean Lowe's search for love ended when the finally got down on one knee and proposed to his now-fiancee Catherine Giudici.

"I could only hope to have the love that (Sean and Catherine) have found," said Desiree, who was eliminated by Sean in week 8. "I'm very hopeful in all of this."

Desiree follows in the footsteps of Season 7's Emily Maynard, who was briefly engaged to contestant Jef Holm.

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An all-new season of The Bachelorette is set to premiere May 20 on ABC.