Signs That Leslie Fhima Will Be the Golden Bachelorette

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Gerry Turner and Theresa Nist’s wedding is mere hours away—a major success for the first season of The Golden Bachelor. The latest seasons of The Bachelor franchise have had a dismal success rate. So, Gerry and Theresa’s relationship is a breath of fresh air. However, now that their journey is coming to a close, many Bachelor Nation fans have turned their attention to who might be named the first Golden Bachelorette.

Though ABC hasn’t officially announced that there will be a Golden Bachelorette season, it’s all but assured, based on the massive popularity of The Golden Bachelor. But who would take the lead? A new video from Gerry’s runner-up, Leslie Fhima, suggests that she might be the network’s top choice.

There are many reasons why Leslie already seems poised to become Bachelor Nation’s first Golden Bachelorette. It’s possible that ABC has already made the decision. In fact, my bet is that Gerry and Theresa’s televised wedding will feature the official announcement that The Golden Bachelorette is a go, and reveal who the leading lady will be. And right now, signs point to Leslie.

Leslie Is Attending the Golden Bachelor Wedding


Many in Bachelor Nation were surprised to learn that Gerry’s exes, the other contestants from The Golden Bachelor, will be attending the wedding. Heck, fan-favorite contestant Kris Jenner Susan Noles will be officiating the ceremony. 

In a recent Instagram story, Leslie confirmed that she will be attending Gerry and Theresa’s wedding as well, which comes as a bit of a surprise. When Gerry ended things with Leslie on The Golden Bachelor, she was truly heartbroken. Even several weeks after filming wrapped, at After the Final Rose, Leslie still seemed to be struggling. 

Leslie has said that her heartbreak was so deep because Gerry had made comments to her that made Leslie believe she was Gerry’s final choice. It’s easy to see why she felt so hurt. For the same reason, it’s hard to believe that Leslie would want to go to the wedding, but apparently, she’ll be there.

She’s Very Supportive of Gerry and Theresa

Theresa Nist and Gerry Turner
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Some fans’ first instinct might be to think that perhaps Leslie is contractually obligated to attend the wedding. However, when the contestants were initially signing their contracts, ABC couldn’t have predicted that the season would end with a wedding (though they may have really hoped). So, it seems far-fetched that there would be any kind of clause about attending a wedding.

Plus, in Leslie’s video, she appeared to be genuinely happy for the engaged couple. “I can’t wait to support Gerry and Theresa in their beautiful day,” she said. “I know it’s gonna be really, really amazing.” 

Even if time has passed and Leslie has healed, attending your ex’s wedding is a tough sell. But one thing that would make Gerry and Theresa’s wedding easier to swallow is if Leslie knows she’ll get her very own journey as the Golden Bachelorette. 

Dress For the Job You Want

Leslie Fhima/Instagram

Another notable element of Leslie’s new video is that she’s conspicuously wearing gold…you know, the one color specifically associated with The Golden Bachelor(ette). Now, that could be a coincidence—perhaps she just wanted to look extra fancy for a 23-second video? Methinks not.

Wearing gold could be a cheeky hint at Leslie being Bachelor Nation’s first Golden Bachelorette. The fashion decision seems especially *wink wink* if the Golden Bachelorette announcement is revealed at the wedding on Thursday, January 4. Maybe ABC and Leslie are dropping a specific clue with the gold dress to get fans buzzing right before the big reveal. 

Leslie Seems Awfully Chipper

Leslie Fhima/Instagram

Of course, one could argue that Leslie attending the wedding, supporting her ex, and donning gold are all Leslie’s attempts to tell ABC, “Hey! Pick me!” Though Leslie had her heart broken, it would behoove her to play game with the network. Going to the wedding and being gracious tells the world that you’ve healed, grown, and are ready for new love.

It’s possible that Leslie is trying to sell herself to producers. However, based on how upbeat and excited she seems in the video, I think something’s going on behind the scenes. It’s very likely that Leslie has already signed on with ABC as the Golden Bachelorette, and an announcement will be coming soon—potentially at Gerry and Theresa’s wedding.