Tenley Should Be 'The Bachelorette'

I didn’t really know much about Tenley Molzahn before her time on this year’s Bachelor In Paradise . She made her Bachelor debut on Jake Pavelka’s season, found love (and a breakup later on) with Kiptyn on Bachelor Pad, and now, she’s made her way to Mexico to find love on the second round of Bachelor In Paradise. But, if that doesn't work out (and who would blame her when there are guys like Joe on the show), Tenley should totally be the next Bachelorette.

With charm, grace, and one hell of a sense of humor about the way this whole show works, Tenley would be the ideal Bachelorette. I literally can’t think of anyone else who would be better. I will be out the door as a viewer if ABC pulls another “let’s-let-the-suitors-choose-the-girl” nonsense season of the show. What we need to go back to, Bachelorette-wise, is one girl who everyone loves and who everyone wants to see find the love of her life. Tenley Molzahn is unequivocally that person. Everyone in Paradise loves her (she’s in a self-proclaimed “love square”) and so does everyone on TV and on the Internet. Here’s why Tenley needs to be the next Bachelorette.

She’s Composed On TV

On her After Paradise interview, Tenley handled all of the ridiculous and offensive comments and questions (including Chris Harrison making snide comments about all the guys she kissed and mentioning that Ashley I. called her old) with aplomb. She was gracious and calm and collected, which is something I would not be if I were riled up with those stupid questions.

She’s Diplomatic About Her Exes

After Paradise co-host Jenny Mollen brought up the fact that Tenley’s ex, Kiptyn, had a baby pretty much the week the show premiered, and Tenley was, again, calm and collected about it. She mentioned that she met Kiptyn’s baby mama and she was lovely, and she said that she wished him well and that was that. This diplomacy is much needed when you’re dating 25 guys at once.

She’s So Ready To Find Love

Tenley is really open to all of the possibilities of how to find love. She’s been married, she’s been in serious relationships, and she’s been on reality show. Everything being equal, Tenley has thrown herself full-force into every endeavor, which really shows that she’s open to any experience if she thinks that love could be behind the next door. You don’t get what you don’t ask for, and Tenley knows that.

She Was A Princess

Tenley worked at Disneyland in both Anaheim, California, and Tokyo, Japan, both as a dancer and as Princess Aurora aka Sleeping Beauty. To be on The Bachelorette, you kind of have to suspend a bit of reality to believe that your Prince Charming is actually out there. Since Tenley’s literally had her own Prince Charming, (even if he was an actor), I think that she’ll be a success in the role.

Here’s a clip of Tenley on After Paradise. If this isn’t the perfect audition to be the next Bachelorette, I don’t know what is. Tenley for Bachelorette, ABC! The people have spoken.

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