Most dedicated followers of “The Bachelor” know all too nicely the drama that happens when two magnificence pageant rivals combat for a similar man. It occurred in season 23, on Colton Underwood’s season, when Hannah Brown and Caelynn Miller-Keyes went toe to toe about their shared previous, and their shared curiosity in Underwood.
Then it occurred once more on Peter Weber’s season (season 24) when pageant queens Alayah Benavidez and Victoria Paul provided up fully completely different tales about how nicely they knew one another.
Expect More Pageant Drama within the Upcoming Season
There’s a superb likelihood the sweetness pageant rivalry storyline will likely be outstanding once more within the upcoming season of “The Bachelor.” According to a September 21 article in The Charlotte Observer, “Miss South Carolina will take over the upcoming season of ABC’s ‘The Bachelor’ with a former winner of the pageant and a former contestant competing for the love of ‘Bachelorette’ star Zach Shallcross.”
Viewers have already met one of many South Carolina pageant contestants. Cat Wong was one of many 5 girls launched to Shallcross in the course of the season finale of “The Bachelorette” on September 20, shortly after his impending lead function had been introduced by host, Jesse Palmer.
According to The Observer, Wong, who’s a 27-year-old skilled dancer, competed instantly in opposition to the opposite SC pageant contestant, Davia Bunch. They each attended the University of South Carolina on the identical time, and each girls vied for the title of Miss South Carolina in 2018. Ultimately, Bunch beat out Wong for the crown. Spoiler king, Reality Steve, tweeted on September 20, “you’ll be able to guess your ass that will likely be introduced up this season.”
Fans might bear in mind Wong telling Shallcross that she is from New York. This is as a result of “Wong is just not really from the Palmetto State. She grew up in New York,” the Observer reported. Bunch, then again, is a real South Carolina native. The 26-year-old was born in Spartanburg, however now resides in Charleston, the place she works as a digital marketer, the outlet defined.
There is at present no indication as as to if Bunch and Wong are buddies, enemies, frenemies or one thing else totally. However, their dynamic will seemingly develop into way more apparent because the season airs, which is at present scheduled to begin January 23, 2023.
Fans Are Already Forming Opinions About Wong
Wong appeared on “After the Final Rose” for a few minute. Yet some followers have already fashioned sturdy opinions about her. One viewer commented, “I’ve a sense she’s the one who’s going to harass me.” Another wrote, “It’s the perky, saccharine sweetness when they’re attempting too onerous to be a lovable fan favorite! UGH.”
“She got here throughout as an airhead. Very faux,” urged one other poster. “I’m positive they will wish to hold her round as a result of there’s more likely to be drama the place she’s involved,” wrote another person.
Bunch Has an Interesting Background
According to The Charlotte Observer, Bunch misplaced her mom to leukemia in 2013. Therefore, her pageant platform was about elevating consciousness concerning bone marrow donation. During the 2018 pageant that she gained, Bunch acknowledged, “When I used to be 18 I made a decision to hitch the bone marrow registry not as a result of I needed to for a platform, however as a result of it was in my coronary heart to try this, and I needed to have a chance to save lots of somebody’s life the place my mom did not have that likelihood,” the outlet reviews.
Bunch was additionally concerned in a bunch class motion swimsuit in opposition to the University of South Carolina in 2020. According to the Observer, the lawsuit was filed “in May of that 12 months in opposition to the college on behalf of all college students in an try and pressure the college to refund tuition and different educational charges within the wake of the coronavirus pandemic’s disruptions of conventional studying.” No tuition charges had been ever refunded.