Will Charity Lawson find more hate than love on ‘The Bachelorette’?
Can you feel the love in the air, or is that just the buzz of excitement as ABC unveils the milestone 20th season of the widely-followed series, The Bachelorette, tonight? The spotlight is on Charity Lawson, a familiar face from the recent season of The Bachelor, as she steps onto the stage to disperse roses to a promising line-up of eligible bachelors.
Charity Lawson, the vibrant 27-year-old child and family therapist from Columbus, Georgia, is more than ready to lead the charge as the fourth Black Bachelorette. If you recall, Lawson bid adieu to Zach Shallcross’s season of The Bachelor in week eight, but now, she’s back to take the reins. Coming from a closely-knit family, and as the youngest of two brothers and a sister, Lawson is all set to write a new love story.
In a recent chat with Us Weekly, Lawson confessed to having fallen for multiple men on the show. The Bachelorette this season has a colorful mix of men vying for Lawson’s attention. “I’m open to dating anyone and any type,” said Lawson, expressing gratitude for the diversity of the cast, a thoughtful move away from the traditional array of contestants seen in previous seasons.
Whispers of potential frontrunners are already surfacing, with the likes of Aaron, John, and Joey grabbing early attention. Joey, particularly, has struck a chord with Charity, their earlier interaction in the episode hinting at a deeper connection. Also making waves are John, Dotun, and Aaron B. as the most likely top three candidates. Can we expect any unexpected twists in this list?
The first rose ceremony brought with it a few surprises. Among the men moving onto week two are Brayden, Aaron B., John, Xavier, Joey, and even pro wrestler Caleb B., leaving some to wonder about Charity’s selection criteria. Jill voiced her bafflement, saying, “I can’t think of any other reason Charity would want to keep seeing his goatee.” Will future episodes reveal the magic behind this pick?
Charity’s first impression rose, however, landed with Brayden, causing quite a stir. Ruth’s candid reaction encapsulates the general surprise: “Y’all … I have no words … that kiss with Brayden must’ve been spiritual or earth-shattering because the math is not mathing.” Will Brayden prove his worth beyond first impressions?
Adding a touch of family drama to the mix, Charity’s brother Nehemiah made a surprising appearance in a fake mustache, leaving both viewers and Charity herself somewhat puzzled. Amid all the excitement, the contestants who’ve truly won our first impression roses are James, John, and Xavier. Each with their distinct charm, these men have managed to make a lasting impact on Charity and the viewers. Are they the ones to watch out for as the season unfolds?
In the spirit of love, and all things romantic, the stage is set for yet another thrilling ride on The Bachelorette. As we embark on this journey with Charity Lawson and her bevy of bachelors, one question remains: who will ultimately win the heart of this Georgia belle?