Clare Crawley is no stranger to the Bachelor family.
Fans first met her on Juan Pablo Galavis’ season of The Bachelor, where she made it to the final two. However, he chose to send her home as she was preparing for engagement.
At the time, she was praised for standing up for herself and showing her strong side, something that helped her once again when she pursued love on Bachelor In Paradise and later Winter Games.
Plus, Clare knows the process works because she was previously engaged while filming a Bachelor show.
But fans have mixed reactions to her being the next Bachelorette.
Clare Crawley is hailed as a legend
After Clare was announced as the next Bachelorette yesterday morning on GMA, fans started reacting on Twitter — but not everyone was in the same camp.
The 38-year-old was praised by some for being the first older woman to become The Bachelorette, and many seemed excited about the potential for her to show up younger Instagram influencers.
— Sarah Wainschel (@Swainsch) March 2, 2020
Several Bachelor Nation stars also came out in support of Clare, including Nick Viall and Ben Higgins. Both thought she was an excellent choice for the next Bachelorette.
Guessing not happening, but If these @Clare_Crawley for bachelorette rumors have any truth. I’m here for it.
— Nick Viall (@viallnicholas28) February 27, 2020
— Benjamin Higgins (@benhiggi) March 3, 2020
One person pointed to the current season of The Bachelor and suggested that Clare may have been picked because Peter Weber’s women were too immature to take on the role. His women have been criticized for being too young to get married and settle down.
Special thanks to the petty trash women of Peter’s season for being so awful that they had to go looking to previous seasons for someone worthy of being the Bachelorette. Finally Clare gets what she deserved years ago! 👑🎉🎉🍾 #thebachelorette #BachelorNation #thebachelor pic.twitter.com/so0ZZH0Zd9
— Evamarielola ☕️ (@evamarielola) February 29, 2020
A 38 YEAR OLD WOMAN is allegedly cast as the next #Bachelorette (Clare Crawley from Juan Pablo's season). This is a show I will ACTUALLY be invested in. Kudos to Bachelor producers if this is true. What do you guys think???
— JOSLYN DAVIS (@JoslynDavis) February 29, 2020
The question of age has been a big criticism of the show as of late, with the women cast for Peter’s season in their early 20s. A new dating show for seniors, from the producers of The Bachelor franchise, was just revealed last week.
Not everyone is excited to watch Clare on The Bachelorette
But not everyone is excited to watch Clare as the next Bachelorette. One person highlighted how she has already had several chances to find love on the show and said she doesn’t deserve another opportunity.
I swear to god if Clare Crawley is the next #Bachelorette I am done. She’s had more than enough chances to find love on the Bachelor franchise.
— Edward (@Edward_James3_) February 29, 2020
Clare has been on several franchises within the Bachelor family, including The Bachelor, Bachelor In Paradise, and Winter Games.
She got engaged to Benoit Beauséjour-Savard on Winter Games, but the two would later end the engagement as neither of them saw marriage as the future.
Rumor has it that Clare Crawley, the runner-up from Juan Pablo's season is the next bachelorette ….. yikes pic.twitter.com/AKBVPX3832
— Michelle (@michlatt29) February 29, 2020
However, Clare is probably best known for her time on Juan Pablo’s season of The Bachelor and putting him in his place as he broke up with her.
— Chris Harrisons Hoes (@CHarrisonsHoes) March 3, 2020
— Jennifer Iams (@jennifer_iams) March 3, 2020
— MK (@MKsSweetTweets) March 3, 2020
Viewers could also be upset about the choice because Kelsey Weier has been the frontrunner for Bachelorette from Peter’s season. However, she won’t get the chance this time around to find love on the show.
The Bachelor airs Mondays at 8/7c on ABC.