‘The Bachelor’ alum Maria Georgas reveals if she wants to go ‘Dancing with the Stars’

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The Bachelor alum Maria Georgas has revealed if she’d be interesting in competing on Dancing with the Stars later this year.

When Dancing with the Starsreturns with Season 33 on Tuesday nights at 8PM ET/PT this fall on ABC, Maria would apparently like to be one of the celebrity contestants.

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“How was Dancing with the Stars?” Maria asked Kaitlyn, who had won Dancing with the Stars’ 29th season with pro partner Artem Chigvintsev, during a recent episode of the “Off the Vine with Kaitlyn Bristowe” podcast.

“That’s what you should do!” Kaitlyn shouted.

“That’s something I would be interested in doing,” Maria confirmed.

Maria explained, “Unless things are set in stone, I don’t like talking about it, because I’m like, ‘Oh, I don’t know what’s going to happen!’ But there are things [on the horizon]… I would want [to go on] Dancing with the Stars.”

Kaitlyn boasted about how she knows “people” behind the scenes, and so Maria quipped, “Can you sign me up?!”

Kaitlyn acknowledged how that would be a great next move for Maria since she dropped out of The Bachelorette, and Maria shared, “I danced in the past. I’m not good and I don’t claim that I’m good, but that was the coolest thing that you ever did, [Kaitlyn].”

Maria praised Kaitlyn for winning her Dancing with the Stars season, and then she added, “I just think it would be fun and exciting! I think it’s something [I would enjoy].”

Kaitlyn assured Maria that she would “crush” that show with her charisma and outgoing personality.

“I would never… bite the hand that feeds me,” Maria said, seemingly referring to her relationship with ABC and The Bachelorette producers.

“Me trying to… continue with this franchise is because I love the people that backed me up for it and because of the producers that were behind me and supporting me. I just want people to know that I love this show, and I want people to understand that I’m not unhappy with how things went.”

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Maria had been selected as The Bachelorette star for Season 21 but she claimed to have backed out after having dress fittings.

Jenn Tran was therefore announced as the new Bachelorette on The Bachelor: After the Final Rose for Joey Graziadei’s season, which aired in late March on ABC, and she’s currently filming.

“Everything happens for a reason,” concluded Maria, who said she doesn’t regret her decision.

While The Bachelorette is set to premiere July 8 at 8PM ET/PT on ABC, Bachelor in Paradise was left off ABC’s fall schedule.

For Dancing with the Stars, ABC has yet to announce an official premiere date for the reality dancing competition, and the show’s cast — its celebrities and their pro partners — will be revealed at a later date.

Last season, Dancing with the Stars was hosted by Alfonso Ribeiro and Julianne Hough.

Derek Hough, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba served as judges for Dancing with the Stars’ 32nd season.

Actress Xochitl Gomez and pro partner Val Chmerkovskiy won the Len Goodman Mirrorball Trophy for Dancing with the Stars’ 32rd season.

The runner-up of Dancing with the Stars’ 32nd season was singer Jason Mraz, and the other finalists were The Bachelorette alum Charity Lawson, Vanderpump Rules star Ariana Madix, and actress Alyson Hannigan.

The Bachelor’s Season 28 star, Joey, recently revealed he’d be interested in competing on Dancing with the Stars’ upcoming season.

“I just did a year of reality TV, so I’m okay taking a little break, but if that call comes we’ll talk it over,” Joey told Entertainment Tonight earlier this year in a joint interview with his fiancee, The Bachelor’s Season 28 winner Kelsey Anderson.

“We’ll see if it can happen,” Joey added, before quipping, “I’ve got some moves.”

“He’s got moves,” Kelsey agreed. “He’s better than me.”

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Joey also boasted about his “rhythm” during a late January appearance on the Live with Kelly and Mark show, which is co-hosted by Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos.

“Okay… Confirm or deny, Joey. Isn’t it really your grand plan to get on Dancing with the Stars? Yes or no?” Kelly asked The Bachelor star.

“If that call comes, I would be open to it,” Joey replied at the time, “but to be honest, I’m trying to do one reality show at a time right now, so let’s get through this one first.”

When Joey’s Live with Kelly and Mark appearance aired, The Bachelor had just premiered its 28th season on ABC.

“You know, I have a little rhythm,” Joey proudly stated.

“If I get a drink or two in me, I think I can move a little bit, but I don’t think that’s allowed on Dancing with the Stars, so we’ll see what happens.”

By participating in Dancing with the Stars, Maria would be following in the footsteps of many The Bachelor and The Bachelorette alums before him who have competed on the reality dancing competition.

In addition to Joey’s The Bachelorette ex, Charity, former contestants included The Bachelorette Season 19 star Gabby Windey, who placed second on Season 31, and The Bachelorette Season 15 star Hannah Brown, who was crowned champion of Season 28.

Former The Bachelor stars don’t have a history of making it as far in the Dancing with the Stars competition as Bachelorettes have, but Season 21’s Nick Viall, Season 17’s Sean Lowe, Season 19’s Chris Soules, Season 25’s Matt James, and Season 14’s Jake Pavelka have all tested their dancing skills in the ballroom.

Bachelor in Paradise’s Joe Amabile also participated in a Dancing with the Stars season.

While Dancing with the Stars can be taxing and emotionally draining for a new The Bachelor or The Bachelorette couple, Charity and her fiance Dotun Olubeko made it out of the season happily engaged and unscathed.

In Joey and Kelsey’s case, they’ll be able to date for many months before Joey would have to be whisked away to Los Angeles to film Dancing with the Stars.

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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.

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