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Meet the Jewish Bachelorette: Andi Dorfman

By Anne Cohen

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If you haven’t been watching the latest season of “The Bachelor,” you’ve probably never heard of Andi Dorfman. That’s about to change.

The Jewish assistant district attorney from Atlanta has just been named the next Bachelorette, People Magazine reports.

Dorfman made a memorable and dramatic exit from Season 18 of “The Bachelor” when she told Bachelor Juan Pablo Galavis exactly what she thought of him after a disastrous date in the fantasy suite.

A highlight of the spat featured Dorfman calling out Juan Pablo on his ignorance about her religious beliefs. “I’ve never been with anyone who’s asked me so little about my life,” she said.

The Bachelor replied that she probably didn’t know his religion either. She shut him right down (he’s Catholic).

Other Jewish “Bachelor” moments included the Meet-the-parents episode, when Juan Pablo failed to score points with Daddy Dorfman (first name Hy).

In the “After the Rose” special broadcast after the Bachelor finale on March 10, host Chris Harrison asked Dorfman if she’s ready to find love in “The Bachelorette“‘s 10th season.

“Are you prepared to come here, find love, and make that happen?” Harrison asked. “And that’s not a guarantee, but you have to enter into it with that feeling.”

“I am. Absolutely,” Dorfman said. “I feel all in. I feel mentally all in, emotionally all in, physically all in. I am in the place in my life where I am just so ready for this. I hate to say it because I don’t want to jinx myself, and be like, ‘I’m so all in and if this doesn’t happen it’s the end of the world.’ But I am ready. I have never felt better in my life about this, and I’m just excited.”

“I think it can happen anywhere, especially on a show like this. I mean, why not?” she added. “At the end of the day, I can’t wait to hopefully say, ‘You are the one. This is a wrap.’ I can’t wait for that moment.”

Dorfman will take a professional hiatus while taping the show.

We will be watching.

Photo credit: Youtube screen shot.


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