Kendall first appeared on Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s season of The Bachelor. She went on to star on Bachelor in Paradise, where she met and fell in love with Joe the Grocer. After the show, the pair moved in together before calling it quits in February 2020.
In our defense, we had two valid reasons for not including Kendall in our initial prediction. First, she just got out of a serious relationship. Although contestants have moved on quickly in the past, Kendall’s relationship with Joe was different. They lived together. They both uprooted their lives to try and make it work. We highly doubt Kendall is ready to date 30-plus men on national television after ending what she thought was a forever relationship.
And second, ABC is known for choosing Bachelors/Bachelorettes who were contestants on the previous season. If it’s not the runner-up, it’s usually someone from the final four or (dare we say) six. As much as we’d love for the network to choose a totally random star, that approach hasn’t always worked out in our favor—like when ABC went rogue and selected Luyendyk Jr. We all know how that turned out.
All we have to say is thanks to our readers for keeping us honest and…#JusticeForKendall.