Why Natasha Parker Should Be The Next Bachelorette

Eat, sleep, The Bachelorette, repeat. We’re confident Natasha Parker has what it takes, and we’re here to tell you why in case you didn’t already know.

With Bachelor In Paradise coming to an end and Michelle Young’s season of The Bachelorette right around the corner, we want to fill you in on why Natasha should be the next woman to hand out the roses and find love.

If you know her, then you love her and will side with us on this one. Natasha is a 33-year-old event planner from The Big Apple and was a contestant on Peter Webber’s season of The Bachelor in 2020. This certified meditation teacher is beautiful, successful, intelligent, authentic, and knows her worth. After making it to the final six during her run on The Bachelor, she was sent home during her one-on-one date with Peter. Their relationship was significantly behind the rest of the women, and it felt like more of a friendship than a romantic relationship. Unfortunately (arguably, fortunately), Natasha wasn’t able to attend “The Bachelor: Women Tell All”, but her breakup with Peter wasn’t the last we’d see of her.

She joined the Bachelor In Paradise cast for its seventh season, and the beach was nothing short of uneventful. Aside from the usual drama involving other contestants, what happened to Natasha left both Bachelor Nation and other paradise members completely shook and heartbroken for her. She and Brendan Morais from Clare Crawley/Tayshia Adam’s season of The Bachelorette hit things off pretty quickly and coupled up. While on the beach, rumors arose that Brendan was in a relationship with Pieper James from Matt James’s season of The Bachelor, but he denied the claims and played down his encounters with Pieper, who was not in paradise…yet.

Long story short, Pieper arrived and headed straight for Brendan. The two went on a date and solidified their relationship, which turned many heads from co-contestants, especially Natasha. She found out that Brendan and Pieper had initiated their relationship prior to paradise and were coming onto the beach to continue what they had already started, which isn’t really the point of the show. The two admitted that they played their cards right and that Brendan had basically used Natasha to stay on the beach long enough for Pieper to come on, but the two decided to send themselves home after receiving backlash from the cast. Natasha was given a rose from the rose ceremony host, Wells Adam, after the situation unfolded in hopes of redeeming another chance at finding love.

We were hoping that things would start looking up for her, and she would be able to make a genuine connection with someone, but everyone was pretty much coupled up at that point. Natasha counted on some fresh faces to walk down the beach, and although she went on two other dates with new candidates, nothing stuck. Dr. Joe, formerly known as Joe Park, was best friends with Brendan, an immediate no-no, and then Ed Waisbrot pursued things with someone else. Natasha couldn’t catch a break, and that’s why she had all of Bachelor Nation standing behind her with full force.

It was sad watching Natasha be sent home on The Bachelor, but even more devastating seeing how everything unfolded on Bachelor In Paradise. We’re eager to see more of her, but in the meantime, we’ll be keeping up with her via Instagram and listening to her podcast, “Click Bait,” which she co-hosts alongside Tayshia Adams and Joe Amabile. She’s a total catch and deserves the world, all reasons why we’re rooting for her to be the next Bachelorette.

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Ali Mickiewicz

Ali Mickiewicz is a senior at The Pennsylvania State University majoring in Broadcast Journalism and an intern at AfterBuzz TV and Better Together with Maria Menounos.