Elyse Dehlbom was fan-favorite over Hannah Brown for 'The Bachelorette' Season 15, until her DUI arrest was revealed
Though some fans are glad Brown is the bachelorette this season, some stated the producers could have made a better choice in Elyse Dehlbom
It's been about two weeks since the hype surrounding 'The Bachelor' season 23 has waned owing to its end, but ever since, hype around 'The Bachelorette' season 15 has grown, especially since the series announced that former 'The Bachelor' contestant Hannah Brown will be the bachelorette this season.
The news of Brown being the bachelorette for season 15 was announced during the finale of 'The Bachelor' season 23. The news might have come as a shock because Brown was not one among the final 3 contestants during the season. Though some fans are glad Brown is the bachelorette this season, some stated the producers could have made a better choice in Elyse Dehlbom.
Dehlbom left too early in the season after she told Colton Underwood that the process wasn't for her and quit the season. Though some fans supported her decision and some didn't, there were a few fans on Reddit that are claiming that she would have been a solid choice as 'The Bachelorette' for her eloquent and likable appeal.
"I wanna make this clear upfront: I am 100% here for Hannah B. and am so happy she’s the bachelorette. But, after listening to nicks podcast with Elyse, I really think Elyse would have been a better or at least equal choice for [The] bachelorette. She was so composed and eloquent on the podcast. And of course she’s beautiful and just seems wise. Like I’m straight and I have a girl crush on her lol. I feel like the guys would have loved her, she just has that likable appeal," wrote a fan.
To which, another fan added, saying: "Had she made it further into the season, I think she would’ve been a candidate. However, most people probably forgot about her esp she wasn’t at WTA so it would’ve been a 'who?' season. She is so eloquent and beautiful though, she would have been a blessing to watch."
Though Dehlbom seemed very calm, composed and eloquent during her appearance on 'The Bachelor' season 23, the former contestant has had a number of offences that sent her to the courtroom. According to InStyle these include unregistered plates, not stopping at lights, and other traffic violations.
In 2015, Dehlbom was also arrested for DUI. "Seems pretty irresponsible to me for someone who was in their late 20's (at the time of DUI). Looks like she's got quite the driving record, which doesn't make her a bad person, but isn't really someone I want to see as the lead. She'll be great on Paradise maybe," said a fan.
To which another replied saying, "This girl is not responsible and has had no problem putting other people’s lives in danger. Maybe a one-time driving incident that she shows remorse for, I’m ok with. But all these different incidents are just not ok. I’m speaking as someone who has been in multiple accidents where the other driver was at fault/being reckless. It basically ruined so many things for me and I can’t forgive anyone who has not cared about other people’s lives so many times. She’s lucky she never accidentally killed or hurt anyone."
'The Bachelorette' season 15 premieres May 13 on ABC. Check your local listings for more information.