“She wants to change careers once her season is through,” an insider tells Life & Style exclusively. “The positive reaction she received from being on The Bachelor and now The Bachelorette has cemented that the change is meant to be. She can’t wait until she can make it happen.”
The Dallas, TX, native ultimately decided to study sports law in school rather than pursue a career at ESPN because she thought it'd be more practical, but her time on the dating competition was "the confidence boost she needed," a different source admits.
Rachel received Nick Viall's first impression rose on the last season of The Bachelor. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
“[Bachelorette producers] think that she’s amazing in front of the camera," the source adds. "She has so much stage presence and spunk. She’s a natural.”
Rachel is far from the first Bachelor or Bachelorette contestant to use the show's platform as a stepping stone. In fact, last season's Bachelorette winner Jordan Rodgers scored himself a gig with ESPN as a college football analyst, while Nick Viall's fiancé Vanessa Grimaldi is trying to get acting work.
But before she can uproot her life for a new job, Rachel has to survive her season of the show, which premieres on Monday, May 22 — and we already know there's at least one bad egg in the bunch.
Blake Elarbee, a 31-year-old personal trainer from Florida, was arrested for DUI in 2010, but that’s not the only questionable thing about him. “ABC was warned about alleged troubling behavior, including claims Blake is unstable, has a temper, and doesn’t treat women well,” a source told Life & Style earlier this month. "[He's] definitely not marriage material."
Sounds like villain material to us!
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