Abigail Heringer was the first deaf contestant on the popular reality TV show “The Bachelor.” She has cochlear implants and communicates orally. Abigail had a positive edit and garnered many fans – deaf and hearing. Many pushed for her to be the next Bachelorette. Instead, ABC chose Katie Thurston. Her season will be followed by Michelle Young. Along with Abigail, they vied for Matt James’ heart.
Fans didn’t let up their campaign to see Abigail on their screens again. She now has a TikTok account, where she often posts with other Bachelor contestants. Then she went AWOL from social media. The rumor mill swirled that she was filming “Bachelor in Paradise.” When she popped back up on the social media platform, a cryptic caption and video seemingly confirmed the rumors.
Now ABC has released a list of the new cast, which includes Abigail.
“…ABC has released a list of the new cast, which includes Abigail.”
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“Bachelor in Paradise” takes fan favorites and standout contestants from previous seasons of “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” and sends them to a romantic resort in Mexico. There, they take another shot at love. At each rose ceremony, each man gives a rose to a woman, or vice versa depending on whose turn it is. If someone doesn’t receive a rose, they’re sent home. Despite the unusual format, long-standing relationships have formed. There are at least five couples still together, with two marriages and at least three engagements.
Now the rumors are that Abigail and travel nurse Noah Erb are the “it” couple of the season. We can’t wait to see what happens! Tune in when the show premieres August 16 at 8 PM EST on ABC. Episodes can also be viewed the next day on demand and on Hulu.