The Bachelorette has started filming its first full season of Doubles.
Less than two weeks after Rachel Recchia, 25, and Gabby Windey, 31, the two runners-up on Clayton Echard’s season of The Bachelor, were named co-stars for The Bachelorette, they made their way to the famous mansion the franchise in Agoura Hills, California to begin filming.
And it wasn’t long before showrunner Mike Fleiss posted photos from the first night of the limousine meeting and greeting the duo’s three dozen suitors.
Here’s what you need to know:
Mike Fleiss got a look at Rachel & Gabby’s Limo Night and a peek at some of the boys
In a series of photos posted to Twitter, ‘Bachelor’ creator Mike Fleiss gave fans a behind-the-scenes look at Rachel and Gabby’s first night out — and their glamorous dresses.
in the the first pictureThe “Bachelorette” stars were spotted chatting to host Jesse Palmer. Rachel wore an ivory sequined dress and Gabby wore a sparkly black dress.
‘The Bachelorette(s)!!!’ Fleiss captioned the post.
A second photo showed three of the suitors sitting on the couch at the villa, presumably after meeting Rachel and Gabby.
“The journey has begun… #TheBachelorette(s),” Fleiss wrote.
Fans reacted to the duo’s glamorous looks.
“Gabby!!! What a showstopper this is going to be sooooo good,” one fan wrote.
“Okay, but Rachel looks RADIANT,” another added.
“OMG!!!! wait they look amazing,” a third said interfered.
“Good luck to Gabby and Rachel. I hope both girls find love,” another wrote.
In addition to Fleiss’ photos, host Jesse Palmer shared a little insight into the filming his Instagram story. The former franchise star shared photos of the villa, camera shots of the two leading ladies and a snap of him taking a coffee break in the middle of the night. (Yes, that first night of filming is all night.)
“Great to be home back at the mansion!!!” He captioned one post. “Gabby and Rachel’s journey is about to begin.”
How the new Bachelorette season will run is still unclear
The new season marks the first time two women have starred as “The Bachelorette” for an entire season, so this is new territory for the long-running ABC dating franchise.
Fleiss still hasn’t revealed exactly how the new season will work or if Gabby and Rachel will be dating the same guys. Gabby previously told Good Morning America that she and Rachel “will stand behind each other all the way.” according to Us Weekly.
But the sneak peek photos make it look like they’re doing the Limo Night Meet and Greets together, which might make for some awkward intros.
As a spectator speculated that the show will “pitch” the two women against each other, Fleiss replied, “Not true! You’ll see… #TheBachelorette.”
What fans do know is that about three dozen suitors were rounded up for Gabby and Rachel to meet. On March 22, ABC released photos and biographies of the men who could potentially star on Gabby and Rachel’s season. The photos of the 35 were posted on the Facebook page The Bachelorette.and the summary includes men aged 23 to 36.
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