We’ve hoped, we’ve dreamed, we’ve gotten down on our knees and said “Papa don’t preach, I’m in trouble deep,” and in the end, we got what we wanted. Reality Steve confirmed the news on March 5, spilling that Sean Lowe’s third runner-up, Desiree Hartsock, is the next Bachelorette.

Bachelorette Season 9 begins shooting on March 17, 2013, and Des’s place as rose-giver will be announced during ABC’s life “After the Final Rose” special, according to Steve. We know what you all are thinking “YES! More of her brother onscreen!” But before you get too excited about the prospect of handtats blowing your mind, one amazing observation and vocab word at a time, remember that he won’t be on TV much. Yep, we won’t get to see Nathaniel Hartsock spit wisdom at the final bachelors until Des’s family comes to help her choose her mate. (Five bucks says Des gives him the wrong address “on accident.”)

So, just who are the dudes that will get down on one knee, possibly with two black eyes to match? We don’t know yet, but RS says that he’s getting more info by the day about Desiree’s potential suitors. Check back on Wetpaint for all of your Bachelorette Season 9 info, and let’s all get ready for a season of beautifully self-designed rose ceremony dresses when the show begins airing in May. Good luck, Des!

Source: Reality Steve