Charity Lawson explains why Jenn Tran may “struggle” on ‘The Bachelorette’

Reality

Charity Lawson has explained why she believes Jenn Tran may “struggle” filming The Bachelorette’s 21st season.

Jenn was announced as the new Bachelorette live on The Bachelor: After the Final Rose, which aired on March 25, and she began filming her season on March 28 at Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Santa Susana, CA.

RELATED LINK: ‘THE BACHELOR’ FRANCHISE COUPLES NOW: WHO IS STILL TOGETHER?? (PHOTOS)

Given Charity had starred on The Bachelorette’s 20th season and passed the torch to Jenn, she predicted how Jenn is going to handle the high-pressure dating environment during the April 23 episode of the “Bachelor Happy Hour” podcast.

“Jenn is incredible. Watching her on Joey’s season, she definitely, I feel like, this will test her in different ways,” Charity told the podcast’s co-hosts, Bachelor in Paradise spouses Joe Amabile and Serena Pitt, during her joint interview with fiance Dotun Olubeko.

“I’m curious to see how that’s going to play out, because I always say that even the most sound people coming on this show, like, struggle. And I can tell — I don’t want to blame her age, but [given she’s 25-years-old] I can just see certain things.”

Charity continued, “I’m like, ‘Oh, these are qualities I had, and I’ve grown from that and I’ve learned from that.’ So it will definitely be interesting to see it play out.”

Charity, however, said she’s “really excited” for Jenn to have her own journey to find love.

“I know that finding her person is something she really, really wants,” Charity said. “So I hope she obviously takes it serious.”

Charity was actually the person who had officially announced Jenn as the next Bachelorette on After the Final Rose.

“It was an honor… I was really excited to do it, and it was fun,” Charity shared. “The reactions were definitely mixed, but it’s okay.”

When asked to describe the tone in the room when Jenn was announced, Charity recalled, “I think initially everyone was like, you know, [surprised]. I think [the consensus] was, ‘Oh it’s going to be [Maria Georgas],’ and so I think people were waiting [to hear her name].”

Charity elaborated, “I think everyone’s brain was kind of like, ‘Wait a second, okay that’s not the name we just heard. It’s Jenn — yay!’ So the applause kind of came a little bit after.”

RELATED LINK: ‘THE BACHELORETTE’ COUPLES NOW

RELATED LINK: ‘THE BACHELORETTE’ COUPLES NOW: WHOM DID ‘THE BACHELORETTE’ STARS AND THEIR BACHELOR PICKS ULTIMATELY END UP WITH?! (PHOTOS)  

But Charity said once fans got over the initial shock, the rest of the night was “a celebration.”

“We were all super thrilled and supporting her and wishing her much success — before she got snatched away [to film],” Charity insisted.

Charity is happily engaged to Dotun, whom she picked as her The Bachelorette winner over runner-up Joey Graziadei, who went on to star on The Bachelor’s 28th season.

Charity and Dotun moved to New York City after Charity completed her stint on Dancing with the Stars in Los Angeles, CA, and they work through any issues they have in therapy.

Charity and Dotun want to have two weddings — one in California in Fall 2025 and a second ceremony in Lagos, Nigeria for Dotun’s family — although they’re taking their time with the planning process.

Jenn, meanwhile, is “breaking the mold” as The Bachelor franchise’s first-ever Asian Bachelorette.

The Bachelorette’s 21st season is going to premiere this summer, and ABC has already announced a list of 28 potential bachelors. Her official cast will be unveiled at a later date.

As for what fans can expect to see this season, Jenn teased that she’s going to bring “a fiery energy” and a lot of flirtation to the set.

Jenn also said she plans to be unapologetically herself on-camera, showing all “the good, the bad, the chaotic and psychotic.”

RELATED LINK: ‘THE BACHELOR’ COUPLES NOW: WHO DID ‘THE BACHELOR’ STARS AND THEIR BACHELORETTE PICKS ACTUALLY END UP MARRYING? (PHOTOS)

Jenn explained how she’d love to find a man who is authentically himself and will “ground” her and put her in her place sometimes. However, Jenn noted that playful, cheeky banter with a man is very important in her relationships.

“You’re not going to get ‘Polished Jenn.’ You’re not going to get ‘[Meek] and Perfect Jenn.’ You’re going to get ‘Crazy Jenn,’ and that’s the beautiful part of it,” Jenn boasted of her approach to dating on The Bachelorette.

Jenn said she’s excited for fans to get to know her as well as her beloved family.

Jenn may end up with the man of her dreams after having her heart broken on Joey’s season of The Bachelor.

Jenn was smitten with Joey on The Bachelor’s 28th season, but he eliminated her right before hometown dates. Joey eliminated both Jenn and Kelsey Toussant when determining his Final 4 bachelorettes: Kelsey Anderson, Daisy Kent, Maria Georgas, and Rachel Nance.

Joey went on to propose marriage to Kelsey during his The Bachelor finale, and the couple is still together. Joey and Kelsey are planning to move to New York together in July or August, once Kelsey’s lease in New Orleans is up.

When asked how long it took her to heal and move on from her relationship with Joey, Jenn recently told Us Weekly, “You can’t really put a time on processing a breakup.”

“I think [you take it] just little by little,” shared the Physician Assistant currently living in Miami, “and one day you just stop thinking about it. It just took a lot of my friends bringing me ice cream and a lot of that.”

RELATED LINK: ‘THE BACHELOR’ FRANCHISE COUPLES NOW: WHO IS STILL TOGETHER?? (PHOTOS)

Interested in more The Bachelor news? Follow our Bachelor Nation News Page on Facebook or join our The Bachelor Facebook Group!

About The Author:
Elizabeth Kwiatkowski

Elizabeth Kwiatkowski is Associate Editor of Reality TV World and has been covering the reality TV genre for more than a decade.

Articles You May Like

Joan Vassos Revealed as Lead of ‘The Golden Bachelorette’
Interview With the Vampire: What Can the Damned Really Say to the Damned Review: Even Vampires Get Lonely
‘Elsbeth’ Star Wendell Pierce Says Wagner’s Major Decision Is Emotional & Strategic
Haolu Wang To Direct Episode of ‘Black Mirror’ Season 7
NFL 2024 Christmas Day Games to Air Live on Netflix