Could Corinne Olympios Actually Be the Next ‘Bachelorette’ 2017 Star?
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Could Corinne Olympios Actually Be the Next ‘Bachelorette’ 2017 Star?

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The times they are a-changin'.

Though we’d automatically assumed the candidates for the next Bachelorette 2017 star were  favorites like Rachel Lindsay and Raven Gates, another gal is rising in the ranks: Corinne Olympios.

Yes, Nick Viall’s Season 21 “villain” has actually earned enough of a fanbase that her name’s been thrown around as a possible lead for next season.

That might sound crazy, but listen to some of the reasoning behind this.

First off, even Bachelorette alums like Wells Adams think this would be a typical move by ABC.

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The Bachelor in Paradise 3 star admitted recently he doesn’t think the franchise’s audience will be accepting of a black Bachelorette, spurring the producers to choose bad girl Corinne instead.

"I think the franchise wants to so badly break out of its cookie-cutter, white-person shell, but I don't think that America will embrace it, sadly enough," Wells said on Vinny Ventiera Wrong Reasons podcast.

“And I think what they're going to do is, it will be misdirection. I think it's going to be … Rachel, and then at the last second, they'll have Corinne.”

They’ve done that before, don’t forget. Technically, Nick himself was a “villain” in past seasons, who redeemed himself on BIP and then snatched the gig out from under “good ol’ boy” Luke Pell.

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However, this is why the 25-year-old Miami gal is different than her on-screen beau.

First off, while the 36-year-old hunk has always been true to himself on-screen — to his own demise, at times — more and more evidence points to Corinne being faking her “bad girl” antics for the cameras.

Even her mom said recently that “most of it is fake” and her daughter knew she was going to be “remembered” by playing the villain.

Then, there’s social media.

The “multimillion-dollar business” owner has already racked up 234k followers on Instagram, and has started schilling products.

Clearly, she’s ready to build her fanbase by any means necessary. That’s great for Paradise, but not for a gig that requires the person to actually want to find love.

As for her real life persona….

She appeared on Ellen last week and revealed a very different side to her — one that was calm, polite, and not exciting to watch at all.

Without her wild quotes and crazy antics, clearly this gal loses her TV appeal. We’re just saying, even if it’s not Rachel, it’s probably not going to be Corinne.

Don’t believe us? Take Reality Steve’s word for it.

“If you go strictly on a 12-season history of the Bachelorette franchise, then the only real candidates are Corinne, Rachel, and Raven,” he wrote.

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