March 7 (UPI) — Becca Kufrin was named the new Bachelorette during the second half of The Bachelor finale Tuesday after Arie Luyendyk Jr. broke her heart to pursue runner-up Lauren Burnham.
“I want to find love,” Kufrin said on the After the Final Rose special.
“I want to meet so many amazing guys. I’m ready to do this,” she added.
Luyendyk Jr. proposed to the 27-year-old publicist during the first half of The Bachelor finale on Monday when in a shocking twist the 36-year-old race car driver admitted to still having feelings for Burnham.
Kufrin received support on Twitter from previous Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay who was also put in charge of the roses after having her heart broken on Season 21 of The Bachelor.
“Heartache is always a pit stop on #thebachelor journey but once you become #thebachelorette, you are in the driver’s seat and you can control your own happy ending. Go get it girl!!! Congrats @thebkoof,” she said.
Luyendyk Jr. got down on one knee and proposed to Burnham, on the finale. She said yes.
“I’ve made some bad decisions, but the best was running back to you,” Luyendyk Jr. said as he asked for Burnham’s hand in marriage.