Love's Next Chapter! Jenn Tran Is Ready To Steal Hearts as the Next 'Bachelorette'

Daisy Kent turned down the leading role in the 2024 season of 'The Bachelorette' before Jenn Tran was offered the gig.

Allison DeGrushe - Author

Mar. 26 2024, Updated 6:53 a.m. ET

Jesse Palmer and Jenn Tran on The Women Tell All Special
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Now that Season 28 of The Bachelor aired its conclusion, viewers eagerly await the next journey for one of Joey Graziadei's leading ladies. We now know he chose junior project manager Kelsey Anderson over frontrunner account executive Daisy Kent. However, what everyone wanted to know ahead of the finale was what the plan for the 2024 Bachelorette season would be.

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There was tons of speculation about who will lead Season 21 of The Bachelorette. While many rumors circulated regarding potential candidates, we saw Daisy Kent, one of Joey's final two, offered the role in the After the Final Rose reunion. When she turned it down, another fan favorite slid into place as the 2024 leading lady.

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So, who is the next 'Bachelorette'?

Let's cut to the chase: Reality Steve revealed that Daisy Kent and Maria Georgas were the top two contenders for ABC's next Bachelorette season. And, ahead of The Bachelor finale, fans were inclined to agree. But in the end, after Daisy turned down the gig, Jenn Tran was named as the 2024 Bachelorette lead.

"Right now, I know it’s a time for me to focus on the things I love and the people I love," Daisy told host Jesse Palmer on After the Final Rose. "And so right now, no, I’m not ready. And that’s OK. And I’m really proud of myself for realizing that."

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Joey and Jenn on a couch with candles in front of them on The Bachelor
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While both Daisy and Maria were frontrunners, and even had support from Joey and former Bachelorette lead Hannah Brown, Jenn as the surprise leading lady choice makes sense. After she left The Bachelor, she received an abundance of support from viewers, and she makes history as the first Asian-American Bachelorette lead.

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"It’s honestly incredible and I feel so so grateful and so honored to be the first Asian Bachelorette in this franchise," Jenn said on After the Final Rose. "Growing up, I’ve always wanted to see Asian representation on TV. I feel like it was really sparse. Anytime Asians were in the media it was to fill a supporting character role, to fulfill some sort of stereotype and I always felt boxed in by that because I was like, I don’t see myself on screen. I don’t see myself as a main character."

When does 'The Bachelorette' premiere in 2024?

Although an exact premiere date wasn't revealed during the finale of The Bachelor, we know that Jenn's season of The Bachelorette is slated for a July 2024 premiere. That gives some of her cast-offs enough time to get a little attention before they are inevitably sent to Bachelor in Paradise at the end of the summer.

While the identity of the leading lady for Season 21 of The Bachelorette is finally revealed, one thing is clear: Bachelor Nation is backing Jenn as the next star of the franchise.

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