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Chrishell Stause Met with ABC Producers to Become 'The Bachelorette' Years Ago

Chrishell Stause Met with ABC Producers to Become 'The Bachelorette' Years Ago

Years before marrying Justin Hartley, Chrishell Stause actually met with ABC exec Robert Mills to become the next Bachelorette.

“She would never remember this. I’ve actually had lunch with Chrishell, this was about 10 or 11 years ago, to talk about being the Bachelorette,” Robert Mills told Nick Viall on his podcast. “There was like four Bachelors for every one Bachelorette…. At that point we didn’t know who it was going to be, so we were looking for people and our casting director said, ‘We should meet with this girl Chrishell Stause, she’s amazing.’”

“I was convinced, I was like, ‘This is the Bachelorette,’” he said. “Then Brad Womack’s season aired and that’s when he let go of both girls and one of them was DeAnna.”

“This was before we even said we were going to do a Bachelorette. At that point, it was like, ‘How do we not do that?’” Robert said of choosing DeAnna. “And the whole thing of what could have happened. … Chrishell could have been the Bachelorette and then we wouldn’t have had DeAnna and then we wouldn’t have thought to have Jason Mesnick. Nick, where would you be right now?”

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