Credit: ABC via WENN Photo: Sean Lowe and Desiree Hartsock on Date in Bachelor Season 17, Episode 2

The race for ABC's next Bachelorette is neck and neck between Sean Lowe's ex-girlfriends Desiree Hartsock, AshLee Frazier, Lesley Murphy, and whichever lady he rejects in the final rose ceremony, but it looks like Des is taking the lead! This gal would make a great Bachelorette and she's more than ready for the challenge.

"It is fun and you learn a lot about yourself but it is physically and emotionally draining," she told Chris Harrison during an unaired scene from The Bachelor's Women Tell All special. "You have to be on all the time, but I do believe in the experience and I do think you can find The One through the show. I know first hand that the feelings are real. I fell for Sean and could see a future with him."

Credit: ABC via WENN

Looks like Desiree is all geared up to be ABC's next leading lady, but an official announcement won't be made until The Bachelor's After The Final Rose special, which will air during next week's epic three hour season finale! 

Do you think this sweet gal next door has what it takes to be the Bachelorette? After all, she's gorgeous, charming, looks A+ in a swimsuit (which is pretty much a requirement), can knock back a vat of white win without vomiting, and moonlights as a wedding dress designer. It's like she was made for Bachelor Nation.

Source: People