Girl power! Former Bachelor in Paradise contestant Kendall Long is cheering on her Bachelor Nation sister Hannah Brown while she competes on Dancing With the Stars. The former Bachelorette star is partnered with Alan Bersten for the competition show and has already made a huge splash among fans. It’s great to hear that she has support from all over the reality realm.
“I think she’s going to rock it,” Kendall exclusively told Life & Style about the season 15 leading lady while promoting her new podcast, Down to Date, produced by Studio 71. “Also, they haven’t really had a lot of female Bachelorettes … on Dancing With the Stars so I think it’s about time she takes center stage with it.” The blonde beauty added that although she and Hannah are only acquaintances, “she seems really sweet and I think she’s going to be extremely determined to win this thing.”
Yes, Hannah is the first Bachelorette in awhile to grace the stage of the ABC reality show, but she’s not the first. Trista Sutter was eliminated after just one week when she competed back in 2005. Melissa Rycroft — the woman who was chosen by Jason Mesnick during The Bachelor finale only to be dumped for the runner-up after — also cha cha’d her way through season 8 in 2009. However, Kendall wasn’t wrong when she said it’s mostly the guys who get cast. Jake Pavelka, Sean Lowe, Chris Soules, Nick Viall and her boyfriend, Joe Amabile, have also previously appeared.
Kendall’s longtime beau from Paradise competed on DWTS last year with Jenna Johnson. The California resident admitted that although she’s thrilled to see Hannah up on stage, she definitely has a soft spot for the dance pro. “I’m also rooting for Jenna, though, because I have a place in my heart for her because she was Joe’s partner … Two ladies, I’ll have to split my votes up!”
The reality babe confirmed that she and Grocery Store Joe will pop up in the audience during the season, but she’s keeping her fingers crossed that the Chicago native will make a special guest appearance. “I hope so. I would love to see Joe dance on stage again. I’m sure he might be a little reluctant to do so but I love seeing him perform on stage. … Shake his booty, I’m down!” Kendall added.
One thing is for sure: We’re definitely in store for a great season!