Finally! Season 13 of The Bachelorette is nearly here! Less than one week today Rachel Lindsay will start whittling away at her group of 31 (31!) suitors. It’s now time to gather your friends, plan your Monday night viewing parties and start filling out your Bachelorette Bracket!
How the Bachelor Bracket began: My girlfriends and I have a standing date with The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. I’ve been watching since the very first season (skipping Prince Lorenzo Borgheze because: gross), but the current girls have been getting together on Monday nights for the past eight years to watch the show, drink wine, eat delicious foods and provide hilarious commentary throughout (sometimes we remember to Tweet it – look for #theoriginalgirlsnight).
In preparation for Season 11 of The Bachelorette (Kaitlyn Bristowe) I created the first Official* Jeans & a Tank Top Bachelorette Bracket. I followed with another bracket for Ben Higgins, then JoJo Fletcher and finally (most regrettably) Nick Viall. These brackets have been more successful than I ever could have guessed. I’m thrilled so many people are playing along and am honored to now bring you…
The Official* Jeans & a Tank Top Season 13 Bachelorette Bracket!
This Bachelorette Bracket begins AFTER the first rose ceremony. Trying to predict the outcome PRIOR to the first episode would be like filling out a March Madness bracket without knowing whether teams had winning or losing seasons. This way you get to see a little bit of each contender and make slightly (minimally) more educated picks.
Here’s how it works:
Enjoy watching the first episode of The Bachelorette, Season 13
- You do not need to make ANY selections PRIOR TO, or DURING, the first episode of The Bachelorette.
- Watch the first episode on Monday, May 22, 2017, at 9pm/8pm central.
- During the first rose ceremony, cross out the names of the men who have been sent home.
AFTER the first rose ceremony has ended:
- Choose the 18 men that you think will survive the next rose ceremony.
- Continuing filling out your entire bracket, to completion, PRIOR to watching the second rose ceremony.
That’s it! Play along with friends and choose your own reward for the person who ends with the highest points.
I will reveal my own completed Bachelorette Bracket prior to Episode 2. Although I correctly picked Kaitlyn, Ben and JoJo’s final picks, I totally failed on the last season of Bachelor. Can I redeem myself this time around?
You can either print the bracket from the image above, or download the pdf version here (which includes instructions).
Throughout this season I’ll also be posting episode recaps, including links to fashion seen on The Bachelorette (when I’m able to find it). Want to make sure you never miss a beat? Sign-up for my Bachelor/ette Fans mailing list!
Here’s what you’ll get:
- You’ll be the first to know when a new Bracket hits the interwebs
- You’ll receive an email when there’s a new post relating to The Bachelor and The Bachelorette – brackets, where to find fashion seen on the show and episode recaps
- A sense of calm knowing that this is one less thing you’ll have to remember
What you won’t get:
- Spammy emails
- Your info sold, or given, to anyone else
- Notifications about posts that are NOT Bachelor or Bachelorette related
If you think that sounds awesome (I sure do), all you gotta do is click!
Who’s ready for Rachel?
* Official through Jeans & a Tank Top, only, and in no way recognized or part of the ABC network.