The upcoming sixteenth season of ABC's
reality dating show The Bachelor will feature bisexual
bachelorette Monica Spannbauer.
The show, which is set to debut on
Monday, January 2, brings back Ben Flajnik, who finished runner-up in
the seventh season of The Bachelorette, as the dashing
bachelor romancing 26 young women, including Sheryl, a retiree who
says age is just a number.
According to celebrity glossy In
Touch Weekly, Spannbauer, a 33-year-old dental consultant from
Yuba City, California, will “make waves when she makes a move on
one of the other women.” The magazine teases Spannbauer is
bisexual and flirting with another contestant with the cover caption,
“Ben's gay scandal!”
That other woman happens to be Blakely
Shea, a 34-year-old VIP cocktail waitress from Rutherfordton, North
Carolina, The Bachelor fansite by WetPaint.com
reported on Saturday.
“Monica seems to have a talent for
creating controversy,” the glossy wrote in Spannbauer's mini bio.
“In the first episode alone, she's seen fighting, talking smack
and, in a Bachelor first, putting the moves on one of the other