It's all happening! In case you didn't know, the new lead of The Bachelor franchise is none other than our Minnesota native Michelle Young.

As you know, she was a frontrunner on the last season of The Bachelor, eventually making it to Matt James' final two before getting cut before the final rose ceremony. Matt ultimately went with the other finalist but don't cry for Michelle. After the season finale aired, she was named the next Bachelorette, which means she will get her shot at finding love.

The news was announced on Monday (March 15th) on the After The Final Rose special. Shortly after, Michelle broke her silence on the honor of being named the next Bachelorette.

She posted a series of photos with a creative and clever caption on her Instagram page. Check it out below:

In case you're wondering why she will be taking a little break before filming her season, it is because she is part of a special twist this season. Another contestant from the season, Katie Thurston, will be the next lead first. Later this year, Michelle will get her own season.

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I can't wait to see Michelle kill it as The Bachelorette later this year! She was a frontrunner from the moment she arrived last season and stayed out of all the drama and stood her ground. Plus, she is from Edina, which is just a few hours from Duluth. This means we could easily run into her while out and about, right?

This is already really exciting news, especially because this is the second Bachelorette from Minnesota! We had another one a few years back and she represented us well. Plus, she even came to pay us a visit in Duluth during Bentleyville so she has a soft spot in our hearts. Ha!

We will keep you updated when we learn more about Michelle's season, including when her season will air and who her contestants are. Fingers crossed she finds love!

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