Having 2 ‘Bachelorette’ Leads ‘Gives Me a Sexist Vibe’

Mixed feelings! Andi Dorfman isn’t totally on board with The BacheloretteName both Gabby WindeyAnd Rachel Recchia as season 19’s leads.

“I want to be supportive because it’s a franchise that literally put me here right now, so I always feel a bit of support, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t bummed that it’s two women,” the 35-year-old reality star told Entertainment TonightMonday, June 13 “I’d like to see two men go at it. I don’t know. It gives me a little sexist vibe there that I don’t really love.”

The former lawyer joined Bachelor Nation for season 18 The BachelorBefore helming season 10 The Bachelorette2014. In 2014. Josh MurrayIn January 2015, the duo called off their season. Dorfman has since moved along with Blaine HartShe got engaged to, in March.

“I know all these BacheloretteLeads and what it takes to perform onscreen. I have a lot of respect for those people,” she said on Monday. “So I think I will show my support in that way.”

The It’s Not Okay author added: “I don’t really love the fact that two women have to share the screen. I think we’ve progressed a little further. It’s 2022. … I want each girl to have it for themselves. It is such an incredible thing.”

Bachelor Nation met Windey (31), and Recchia (26), earlier this year in a race for the title. Clayton Echard’s heart on season 26 of The Bachelor. Echard, then 29, decided to end his relationship with Susie Evans another shot, ABC announced during March’s After the Final RoseIt was special that the ICU nurse as well as the pilot were selected to lead the next season.

The women said that they were happy to have a wingwoman as they searched for The One. “It’s crazy. This is insane and I’m excited to do this journey with you,” Recchia told Windey on March 15. “We did it once together and we’ve been through the [craziest] experience together.”

Nick Viall, who competed in multiple seasons of The BacheloretteOnly told the story before he became the leader in 2017 Us Weekly in March that he “can’t wait” to see the two ladies run the show for an entire season.

“Don’t know how that’s going to go, but I’m sure it will be wild,” the “Viall Files” podcast host said at the time, noting he hopes the network doesn’t try to “pit them against each other,” because that would not be a “good look for anyone” at this point.

He added: “I hope and expect to see a lot of camaraderie and … a sisterhood between the two [women]. I’m sure there’ll be drama and there will be ways to kind of elicit that, but I’m optimistic that it won’t be in any way Gabby versus Rachel. That’s my hope.”

Season 19 The BachelorettePremieres on ABC Monday, July 11, at 8 p.m. ET.

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