Meet the New ‘Bachelorette’ Desiree Hartsock
As Sean Lowe and Catherine Guidici ride off into the sunset, “ Bachelor” castoff Desiree Hartsock is preparing for her own journey as “The Bachelorette.”
“I can't even believe I'm here with the support of everyone, it's such a blessing. I feel so thankful and grateful," she said while tearing up. “I'm just overcome with happiness."
“You're crying now?" Harrison joked. "We're in for a long season together."
The 26-year-old said, "I do believe [in the show]. I'm ready, I'm open and I've seen it happen. I did realize that the feelings are real -- the emotions that you go through. It is a real relationship and I'm going to have many of them! I know that it can happen and one of them will be hopefully my true love, as cliché as it sounds."
She’s not concerned about handling 25 men, either. "Oh, I can handle 'em. Yeah!"
"Bachelor" Sean told "Extra's" A.J. Calloway, "We saw her briefly last night, she doesn't need my advice, she's going to be great. She's a genuine girl. America already loves her."
ABC's "The Bachelorette" premieres on Monday, May 20.