After the dramatic conclusion to Becca’s love story and a whole whirlwind of nonsense on last summer’s Bachelor In Paradise, the die-hard fans of Bachelor Nation have been eagerly awaiting the reality series’ 23rd season starring former Bachelorette contestant Colton Underwood.
The show will officially premiere on Monday, January 7th, but like always ABC is giving viewers a little taste of what’s to come. Among the handful of new contestants showcased in the preview, is a woman who introduces herself with a fake Australian accent in hopes of standing out. Needless to say, fans are beside themselves.
ICYMI, the latest season of The Bachelor (number 23 to be exact) is starring former contestant Colton Underwood.
Let’s just say, Colton is not unfamiliar with The Bachelor universe. The self-proclaimed virgin and former athlete appeared as a contestant on Becca’s season of The Bachelorette and had an on-again-off-again relationship with Tia Booth on last summer’s Bachelor In Paradise.
ABC recently released a teaser clip featuring a handful of contestants on the upcoming season. One of whom is a 24-year-old model from Los Angeles named Bri.
Her bio reads, “A model from Southern California, Bri is much more than just a pretty face. She played soccer for eight years, enjoys hiking and camping, and loves to hit the snowboard slopes. Her biggest dating fear? Farting too loudly.”
When she meets Colton, Bri introduces herself with an Australian accent.
— The Bachelor (@BachelorABC) January 3, 2019
Contestants will pull all kinds of stunts to get a Bachelor’s attention, but faking an accent is definitely one we haven’t seen before.
And Colton is clearly pleased.
In the next shot, however, Bri admits to the crew that she’s not actually Australian and only said so in hopes of standing out from the other women.
Needless to say, fans of the show are losing it.
just watched a video of The Bachelor and this girl named Bri put on a FAKE Australian accent to “stand out” and I can’t stop watching it and laughing
— emmah sidoti (@emmahsidoti) January 4, 2019
— fleeksie (@fleeksie) January 3, 2019
— Bekah Berger (@BekahBerger) January 4, 2019
— kristina victoria (@krismaheral) January 3, 2019
This is some M. Night Shyamalan level twist shit here https://t.co/Fis0f0HYj4
— luke o'neil (@lukeoneil47) January 4, 2019
And there are lots of questions.
Some of the best actors in the world have tried to do an Aussie accent for film & TV & were unsuccessful. Then Bri comes along thinking that she can nail it ?
How does she think it’ll go down when The Bachelor finds out she lied? I have so many questions… https://t.co/lzVdaVO7i2
— Sarah Maree (@SarahMareeLife) January 4, 2019
How did it take like, 20 years for a genius to do this https://t.co/mfRihpMMnF
— Caroline Moss (@CarolineMoss) January 4, 2019
But many people are actually rooting for Bri.
Bri convinced me to watch The Bachelor and I want her to win. https://t.co/cNwB93GVe5
— Diana✌ (@dianabization) January 4, 2019
technically she didn’t lie… she just said the accent was australian, not that she’s australian ?
— Stephanie Rose ♡ (@xostephh) January 3, 2019
And just when I thought was totally done with the Bachelor … https://t.co/HVI7Fg2m1p
— Jesse Kinos-Goodin (@JesseKG) January 4, 2019
I wonder what Chris Harrison has to say about this…