Ready for roses! Michelle Young‘s season of The Bachelorette is quickly approaching — and a new trailer proves she’s decided to seek out her good match.
In the teaser, which is about to air through the Tuesday, August 31, episode of Bachelor in Paradise, the 28-year-old Minnesota native walks the halls of a mansion in a gorgeous cream-colored robe. After she stops to odor the roses (actually), she shoots hoops in a ballroom and picks up an apple from a desk with a coy smile.
“I’m looking for someone who’s gonna change the world with me,” the elementary college trainer says in a voiceover. “I’m ready.”
Fans met Michelle throughout Matt James‘ season 25 of The Bachelor, which aired earlier this yr. The former D-1 athlete left because the runner-up, with Matt, 29, selecting to pursue a relationship with Rachael Kirkconnell. Though the pair briefly cut up amid backlash surrounding the Georgia native, 24, and her previous racially insensitive social media posts, they later reconciled and are nonetheless going robust.
During the After the Final Rose particular in March, each Michelle and Katie Thurston have been introduced as the subsequent feminine leads in the franchise. The former financial institution advertising supervisor, 30, concluded her seek for The One earlier this month, strolling away from season 17 engaged to Blake Moynes.
“I’m excited that I get to have somebody to bond over with this and share notes as we go,” Michelle beforehand revealed on Good Morning America. “I really do think that this process works. When you can set down all these outside distractions and really dive in, I think you can learn a lot about somebody.”
Filming for the previous basketball participant’s journey started in August, with government producer Mike Fleiss sharing a snap through social media of the season 18 star on location. The replace got here shortly after Katie revealed the largest piece of recommendation she gave her fellow Bachelorette after going via the expertise in New Mexico.
“I’ve spoken to her as much as I can because I know it’s any day now they’re gonna take her phone away,” the Washington native informed Entertainment Tonight in July. “I think the biggest advice I’ve given her is to just be open. Don’t close yourself off too early. I think guys can surprise you … weeks later when you don’t expect it.”
That similar month, ABC gave followers a sneak peek at Michelle’s potential suitors. Us Weekly later confirmed that Kaitlyn Bristowe and Tayshia Adams — who cohosted season 17 amid Chris Harrison‘s controversial exit from the franchise — would return to help guide Michelle through her search for love. The women were an essential part of Katie’s journey, she completely informed Us.
“If it wasn’t for the amazing women who have been Bachelorettes before helping me navigate that, I probably would have [quit]. And so, I’m so thankful for all of them,” Katie stated in June. “They gave me different advice, but [both pieces of advice] stand out. Kaitlyn said, ‘Don’t fall in love with one person on the first night, be open.’ And then Tayshia was the one who said, you know, ‘Surrender to the process. Trust the journey.’”
Season 18 of The Bachelorette premieres on ABC Tuesday, October 19, at 8 p.m. ET.
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