The final three have been decided and Ben Higgins is one step closer to finding the woman of his dreams. While we have been spending the beginning of 2016 trying to figure out who Ben will pick on The Bachelor , there's one more question that remains beyond who will receive the final rose: Who will be the 2016 Bachelorette ? While I am a self-proclaimed Bachelor expert, there are some people who have firsthand experience, like actual Bachelor star Ashley Iaconetti, who named her own Bachelorette based on the remaining women, Lauren B., JoJo, and Caila.
Ashley I. has been a fan-favorite ever since her time on Chris Soules' season of The Bachelor. She always emotionally invested herself into the process, which is why she was probably invited onto Bachelor in Paradise. Even though neither of the shows landed Ashley I. a boyfriend, she's remained very vocal on the new seasons, making her the perfect guest for this week's Will You Accept This Podcast? as a special correspondent from Bachelor Nation.
After discussing hometown dates with Bustle's Associate TV Editor Martha Sorren and I, we asked Ashley I. who she thought would make a great Bachelorette. Check out this week's episode of Will You Accept This Podcast? to hear who she chose and find out if you agree with her pick.
As for who Ben is going to pick at the end of the process, Ashley I. seems pretty convinced it is going to be Lauren, just like most people watching at home. "It's hard to say it won't be Lauren," she says, noting that those tears Ben cried to her sister were pretty telling.
And of course, it wouldn't be an episode of Will You Accept This Podcast? if we didn't gush over how great Ben is. Ashley joined in on the fun, saying that Ben is "the perfect package." Despite some of the parents' hesitation on the potential heartbreak their daughters might face, Ashley says that "Ben is the dream guy you want your daughter to bring home," so the parents shouldn't worry.