Rachel and Gabby Channel ‘Mean Girls’

Gabby Windey, Rachel Recchia
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The road to love. Rachel RecchiaAnd Gabby WindeyPay homage to Mean GirlsIn the first teaser trailer for season 19 The Bachelorette.

“Get in loser, we’re going shopping!” the pilot, 26, says while sitting in the driver’s seat of a convertible a la Regina George. In response, Gabby, 31, clarifies that they’re looking “for a husband” on their upcoming journey.

The runners-up were the pair. Clayton Echard‘s season of The BachelorThey are the first ever Bachelorettes to be partnered in the franchise’s history. In 2015, both Kaitlyn BristoweAnd Britt Nilssonwere selected to be potential leading ladies. The men had to vote on the woman they wanted to pursue. The “Off the Vine” podcast host, 36, won and became the sole lead for season 11.

This time, however, Gabby and Rachel will be by each other’s side as they embark on their Bachelorette journey. “Two Best Friends. One Incredible Journey,” the teaser declares via text. Both women — wearing matching rose petal-printed dresses — also get to take a turn in the passenger seat as they head off together. Producers also paid tribute to their stars on the poster by changing the name of The Bachelorettes for the season to The Bachelorettes. Entertainment Weekly.

Host Jesse PalmerAnnounced during the After the Final RoseIt was a special moment in March that the role was given to the duo. “I am so happy for her. I truly am!” Rachel said at the time. “It’s crazy. This is insane and I’m excited to do this journey with you. It was the first time we did it together. We’ve been through the most crazy experience together.”

Gabby also shared her excitement: “I’m a girl’s girl through and through, so having a friend by my side is the best thing I could ask for.”

Though it’s still unclear how the Bachelorette process will work with two leads, the ICU nurse promised that she and Rachel would support one another, no matter what twists and turns come their way. “Everyone keeps asking,” Gabby said during a March interview on Good Morning America. “We just got thrown in. But I have faith and a lot of trust and I love Rachel to death and I know we’re gonna have each other’s backs the whole way, so there’s really not a doubt in my mind that it’s gonna end up well.”

“It’s actually insane the things me and Gabby have been through [on the show],” Rachel added. “We always knew that we had a bond forever and to get to do this together, now [she’s] never going to be able to get rid of me!”

After the news broke, Palmer, 43, was elated about the couple. “With every ending, comes a new beginning,” he wrote via Instagram at the time. “So excited for @gabby.windey and @pilot.rachel our new BACHELORETTES!!! 🌹🌹Both are strong, smart, amazing, and deserving of love! Can’t wait to join them on their journey to find LOVE!!!”

Season 19 The BachelorettePremieres on ABC Monday, July 11

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