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MICHELLE Young kicked off the new season of The Bachelorette tonight with a heated showdown with suitor Joe Coleman.

The schoolteacher had an awkward first encounter with her compatriot from Minnesota when she realized they had already spoken before the show.

“Did I slip into your DMs,” she asked as Joe gave a vague smile.

He later revealed that he had “ghosted” her at the time due to anxiety, but was now in a “better place” for a relationship.

The former football player admitted that “did not turn out the way he thought”.

Michelle Young is a 28-year-old elementary school teacher who participated in Matt James’ season of The Bachelor.

Her own journey to find love among 32 potential suitors will begin in season 18 of The Bachelorette.

As the first in Bachelor history, two seasons of The Bachelorette follow each other, with Young seeking love just months after season 17’s Katie Thurston.

Clayton Echard is one of the men looking to win Michelle’s heart this season, and he’s said to have already been selected as the next Bachelor.

The former NFL player will be introduced to fans this season.

Read our Bachelorette Live Blog for the latest news and updates …

  • THE FINAL ROSE

    Michelle hands her last rose to Joe despite going back and forth all night, whether she keeps it or not.

    When she said his name out loud he looked delighted but also a little shocked.

    “Of course,” he said with a big smile when asked if he would accept his rose.

  • SUSPENSE

    Just as Michelle was about to hand out her LAST rose of the night, she confessed that she “needed a minute” and walked away.

    She left looking frustrated with her worries focused on Joe – having already argued, but he “ghosted” her.

  • FIRST ROSE CEREMONY

    The men sweat as they prepare to hold their first rose ceremony.

    Michelle had a message for the men at the start, telling them, “Sir, I want to take one last minute to take this chance and be here with me tonight.

    “I know it’s not easy to expose yourself and be vulnerable. I’m really excited about the connections we can form.

    “I will follow my heart, trust my intuition and if you don’t get a rose tonight please know that I appreciate you and wish you the best.”

  • FIRST ROSE PRINT

    Bachelorette Tonight LIVE – Michelle Young’s Joe Coleman ‘slipped into his DMS but became a ghost’ before showing up as Ryan is eliminated

    Michelle handed out the coveted First Impression Rose – which is only handed out once per season.

    The Bachelorette gave their first impression to Nayte and immediately after receiving the flower, the couple kissed.

    She had her first kiss of the season and the two continued to have a passionate kissing session.

  • THE SHOW MUST CONTINUE

    Although she was upset by Ryan’s behavior “here for the wrong reasons,” Michelle told the group that they would be resuming their cocktails.

    The former basketball player hooked up with several of the men during the evening.

    Many men have admitted to having “already felt a connection” with the brunette beauty.

  • MAD MICHELLE

    Bachelorette Tonight LIVE – Michelle Young’s Joe Coleman ‘slipped into his DMS but became a ghost’ before showing up as Ryan is eliminated

    The Minnesota schoolteacher was NOT playing when it came to Ryan who was potentially here for the wrong reasons.

    The stack of papers included detailed notes on the show, Michelle and how to act on TV.

    Additionally, he asked his exes to write “reviews” to him about ways he could improve in a relationship.

    Michelle was furious and told her, “I’m not okay with starting a relationship on red flags.

    “You have to trust my feelings. So I’ll take you out now.

    When Ryan tried to beg his way to stay, he failed and was eliminated.

  • BACHELOR BOMBSHELL

    Michelle confronts Ryan about the notebook he brought on “how to get a good cut” and “how NOT to be the bad guy” of the show.

    Attempting to defend his behavior, Ryan said, “To be honest, I have no knowledge of The Bachelor. I have no knowledge of the show or you.”

    “But your notes weren’t about me, they were about the show,” she said before asking to see the evidence.

  • DEVOUR!

    Bachelorette Tonight LIVE – Michelle Young’s Joe Coleman ‘slipped into his DMS but became a ghost’ before showing up as Ryan is eliminated

    Rick continued his sting of being under a silver food platter by hiding his body inside a catering table.

    During a first one-on-one conversation, Michelle sat down on the sofa while Rick stayed behind the tablecloth.

  • SECOND CHANCE?

    Michelle chatted with Joe – where he admitted he “could have handled better” their communication when they already made a DM on Instagram.

    Joe attributed his “ghost” to his anxiety over George Floyd’s racial protests, as he owns a business in the area where the protests took place.

    While Michelle has admitted that she “understands” as a black woman who lives in the area, she is hesitant to think he “might close again”.

  • City toast

    Bachelorette Tonight LIVE – Michelle Young’s Joe Coleman ‘slipped into his DMS but became a ghost’ before showing up as Ryan is eliminated

    Michelle gave her first official toast of the evening to her group of men after all the suitors arrived at the Indian Wells resort.

    She told the group: “Tonight marks the start of a journey to find love. I was very lucky to have a beautiful example of love in front of me.

    “My parents have been married for 32 years and they are still madly in love. When you are in your shoes, you can feel very good things when you are genuine and stay true to yourself.

    “Show me your genuine self because that’s what you will always get from me.”

  • ‘HE PHANTAS ME’

    Michelle revealed to Kaitlyn and Tayshia that not only did she talk to Joe before the show, but that he let her read.

    “We exchanged messages about basketball, but then he ghosted me,” she admitted.

    However, she said she is “always happy” to see him and see where things are going.

  • “DID I SLIP IN YOUR DMS? “

    Joe was the next suitor to meet Michelle and immediately they already had a lot in common.

    Including being from the same area of ​​Minnesota, the couple may even potentially know each other.

    “Why can’t I place you?” Have we ever met? Michelle asked as he approached her.

    “We’ll see,” he replied vaguely with a smirk as he walked away.

    She then seemed to have a light bulb moment and asked, “Did I slip into your DMs ?!”

    Joe smiled and appeared to pull back before going to the commercial break.

  • QUIET INTRO

    Bachelorette Tonight LIVE – Michelle Young’s Joe Coleman ‘slipped into his DMS but became a ghost’ before showing up as Ryan is eliminated

    Michelle first met the future Bachelor Clayton Echard and he immediately mentioned that, like her, her mother is also a teacher.

    He then pulled out a ruler and asked Michelle to spank him.

    She seemed to be a little uncomfortable with the request and awkwardly patted Clayton’s buttocks.

    Clayton admitted that “it didn’t turn out the way he thought”.

    Bachelorette Tonight LIVE – Michelle Young’s Joe Coleman ‘slipped into his DMS but became a ghost’ before showing up as Ryan is eliminated
  • SHE’S THERE!

    Bachelorette Tonight LIVE – Michelle Young’s Joe Coleman ‘slipped into his DMS but became a ghost’ before showing up as Ryan is eliminated

    Michelle made her Bachelorette debut in a gorgeous sparkling gold and silver gown.

    As she exited the limo, hosts Kaitlyn and Michelle’s jaws were on the floor near the beautiful Bachelorette.

    Michelle said she “wanted to have hopeful multiple relationships” by the end of the night.

    Bachelorette Tonight LIVE – Michelle Young’s Joe Coleman ‘slipped into his DMS but became a ghost’ before showing up as Ryan is eliminated
  • SPELLING MISTAKE

    Fans slammed the record of Ryan’s scene saying “the Bachlorette” instead of the “Bachelorette”.

    While some Twitter users blamed the show because they thought the scene was “staged,” others blamed Ryan.

  • BAD REASONS?

    Tayshia and Kaitlyn admitted to feeling “uncomfortable” when they came across a pile of controversial documents from one of the candidates, Ryan.

    Bachelorette Tonight LIVE – Michelle Young’s Joe Coleman ‘slipped into his DMS but became a ghost’ before showing up as Ryan is eliminated

    According to the co-hosts, the papers were saying things like “how to get more screen time”, “how to be the next bachelor” and “how to get a good cut”.

    The couple were shocked at the findings and the apparent situation that someone is here for the wrong reasons.

    Bachelorette Tonight LIVE – Michelle Young’s Joe Coleman ‘slipped into his DMS but became a ghost’ before showing up as Ryan is eliminated
  • ROOM RAVIERS

    Bachelorette co-hosts and alumni Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe “vetted” contestants before they made their official limousine entry.

    The ladies decided to rummage through the suitcases, dressers and other belongings of the men.

    The duo claimed they were “doing Michelle a favor” by sniffing “whatever was wrong” before meeting the principal lady.

    Bachelorette Tonight LIVE – Michelle Young’s Joe Coleman ‘slipped into his DMS but became a ghost’ before showing up as Ryan is eliminated
  • MEET THE NEXT BACHELOR

    Fans have finally gotten a glimpse of Clayton Echard – the next Bachelor in the series.

    Although he is yet to appear on screens, he was picked as the next frontman by ABC over the summer.

    The former athlete spoke about Michelle in her introductory package, saying, “I’m so excited to meet Michelle.

    “She’s a former D1 athlete and I’m a footballer myself, so we’re definitely connecting there.

    “My mom is a teacher, Michelle is a teacher. I think we would make a good match!”

    Bachelorette Tonight LIVE – Michelle Young’s Joe Coleman ‘slipped into his DMS but became a ghost’ before showing up as Ryan is eliminated
  • BACHELOR NATION LOVES MICHELLE

    Minutes away from her first Bachelorette, fans are ecstatic with Michelle’s performance.

  • PARENTAL CONTROL

    Bachelorette Tonight LIVE – Michelle Young’s Joe Coleman ‘slipped into his DMS but became a ghost’ before showing up as Ryan is eliminated
    Bachelorette Tonight LIVE – Michelle Young’s Joe Coleman ‘slipped into his DMS but became a ghost’ before showing up as Ryan is eliminated

    Michelle sought advice from her parents – whom she is very close to – before becoming The Bachelorette.

    Her mother gave her little girl advice, insisting to her daughter: “You have to find someone like your father. I really think he is the best.”

    “Whatever you decide, we trust you. We are 100% behind you,” her father said in a message of support.

  • MICHELLE IS SCHOOLING

    Minnesota schoolteacher Michelle Young opened her Bachelorette season in class.

    She taught a group of about five students a math lesson – and admitted to her students that she will soon have to “kiss” about 30 men.

    While the kids were surprised at the potential number of boyfriends, they were in favor of Miss Young becoming Ms. Young.

  • WHAT DID MICHELLE SAY TO MATT JAMES AFTER BACHELOR SEASON 25?

    Bachelor Nation was shocked when Matt chose Rachael Kirkconnell over Michelle.

    After her season, Michelle confided in him on After the Final Rose about how she felt.

    “I had to walk away without closing, and I had to fill in the gaps in what our relationship was really like, and I wasn’t well. I wasn’t well at all,” Michelle said. .

  • WHEN WILL MICHELLE’S BACHELORETTE SEASON BEGIN?

    Michelle’s season of The Bachelorette kicks off tonight, October 19, 2021.

    The show will air live starting at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.

  • HOW AGE IS MICHELLE JEUNE?

    Michelle was born on June 3, 1993.

    She is currently 28 years old.

  • IS MICHELLE YOUNG AN ATHLETE?

    Before her reality TV days, Michelle was a former Division I basketball player at Bradley University.

    According to her undergraduate biography, she enjoys spending time with friends hiking and wine tasting when she’s not working.




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