Georgia woman named ‘The Bachelorette’ for new season

Charity Lawson

“Will you accept this rose?” That’s the question Charity Lawson will be asking on the upcoming season of “The Bachelorette.”

The child and family therapist from Columbus, Georgia, will headline the 20th season of “The Bachelorette,” which doesn’t currently have a release date but is expected to air sometime this year. The announcement came as a surprise to fans and Lawson during the “Women Tell All” episode of “The Bachelor” that aired Tuesday night (3/14). While playing a game of rapid-fire questions, “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” host Jesse Palmer broke the news to the newest bachelorette.

During Monday night’s episode, Shallcross came to Lawson’s hometown to meet her family and friends. Then came a heartbreaking moment in the episode: after Lawson proclaimed her love for Shallcross, he ended up eliminating her at the rose ceremony at the end of the week. Lawson was one of Shallcross’ final four women standing.

It may not have worked out for Lawson on “The Bachelor,” but her journey to find love is just beginning. Lawson will have nearly 30 singles hoping to be the last man standing.

This isn’t the first time Georgia has gotten love from “The Bachelorette.” During season 10 in 2014, former Fulton County Assistant District Attorney Andi Dorfman found herself looking for love on the show. While she was able to find it in Josh Murray, the brother of former University of Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray, the two never quite made it down the aisle. Dorfman and Murray ended their engagement several months after the show ended.

We’ll keep you posted once “The Bachelorette” releases the premiere date!

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