JoJo Fletcher has 26 men to choose from in The Bachelorette 2016 but is the pretty searcher not yet over “The Bachelor’s” Ben Higgins?
According to host Chris Harrison, the pretty real estate developer is ready to open her heart once more and find somebody from among the deserving bachelors when the reality show returns on ABC on May 23.
In an interview with KIIS FM’s Wango Tango as shared by E! News, Harrison said that JoJo Fletcher’s feelings for Ben Higgins were real, and she was really heartbroken when the bachelor chose Lauren Bushnell over her.
“You know what’s really cool? I haven’t really talked about this at all yet, the fact that she wasn’t really bitter about what happened with Ben,” he said. “And she actually kind of used that as a bar that was set of this is what I’m looking for, I know this exists.”
Higgins told Today that giving the final rose to Bushnell at the expense of Fletcher wasn’t easy, and he didn’t even make the final decision until the last couple of weeks.
This time, however, JoJo Fletcher has the upper hand in The Bachelorette 2016 since she gets to choose from among the contestants.
“She was very particular and very specific about this guy is going to have to be pretty phenomenal, as good as Ben was, to capture my heart,” Harrison added. Meanwhile, the host promised that they would do anything for JoJo Fletcher to find her other half in The Bachelorette 2016.
“That’s my goal,” he told Entertainment Tonight. “Top to bottom, our staff love JoJo. Working with her is a dream. I want this to work. We almost try too hard for people like that because you wanted it to work for them so bad,” he quipped.
“It worked for Ben (Higgins) and I think, fingers crossed, it’s gonna work for JoJo, too,” he added. On her part, Harrison explained that Jojo Fletcher was giving herself up to the whole thing which makes The Bachelorette 2016 “a rocky ride” for her.