The Bachelorette Australia’s executive producer has strongly indicated Nikki Gogan is a front-runner for next year’s role in a new interview.
Executive producer Hilary Innes told the Courier Mail the 29-year-old’s relatability was a big part of her appeal, and a key reason why she has what it takes to be the next Bachelorette — providing insight into the top traits they look for.
“I go back to my notes from when we were casting (Georgia Love’s season of) The Bachelorette and what we were looking for and Nikki’s got all of the things we like,” Innes said.
“Warm, you like her, easy to be with, relatable; you feel like you can sit down and have a conversation, honest, good manners…”
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Innes described Nikki as a girl-next-door type of person that everyone wishes the best for.
“She’s someone who we’d like as our friend, as our co-worker, as our daughter. She’s someone who is easy to deal with on so many different levels.”
“We want people like her to find happiness. We wanted her to find happiness.”
It’s true that Nikki captured the hearts of Australia, certain she’d receive the final (metaphorical) rose from Richie Stahan in the last season of The Bachelor.
Fans were quick with an outpouring of support for the real estate agent when she was dumped and there were immediate calls for her to be the next Bachelorette.