'The Bachelorette': Ali Fedotowsky will get to do the choosing

jake-pavelka-ali-fedotowsky-bachelor-wings-of-love-large-abc.jpgComing as no surprise to anyone, Ali Fedotowsky was announced as the next "Bachelorette" on Monday (Mar. 1) night's "After the Final Rose" reunion special following "The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love" finale, wherein Bachelor Jake Pavelka picked Vienna Giradi.

Fedotowsky was a fan favorite on this season of "The Bachelor" and made it to the Final Four. Following a successful hometown date with Pavelka and telling him that that she wanted to be there at the end and that if he asked her she would say "yes" (we're assuming to the big matrimonial question), upon returning to Los Angeles she tearfully told him that she had to leave the show.

Rumor has it was because she was afraid of losing her job at Facebook.

The very next episode she was crying and calling Pavelka on his St. Lucia getaway with the Final Three begging to return to the show only to be turned down, even though Pavelka later said she'd been his "frontrunner."

Right after her rejection aired, Fedotowsky told inquiring reporters: "I'm flattered and I really feel great that people think that ABC would consider me for such a wonderful opportunity [as being 'The Bachelorette']."

Now that she is, she will have to get her head in the game and keep it there. Since word on the Internet is that she's quit her job (her last day was last Friday), that shouldn't be too hard. Unless she's worried about leaving the show without a fiance or a paycheck.

"I'm not going to let fear dictate my life anymore," Fedotowsky told "Bachelor" host Chris Harrison on Monday night, comparing the apprehension that started to set in when she learned that she got the gig to her feelings when she started to get more and more involved with Pavelka.

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