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The Bachelor contestant Jubilee Sharpe hopes to be the next Bachelorette

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Will Jubilee Sharpe be The Bachelor franchise's first black Bachelorette? She speaks out

The Bachelor's Jubilee Sharpe may have lost a rose but gained a future.

Sharpe was kicked off this week after when Ben Higgins called her "passive aggressive" reaction to a group date scenario. Higgins didn't wait until the rose ceremony to send Sharpe home, leading her out in the middle of his date. But in The Bachelor nation, the end of one series could mean the beginning of another.

InTouch Weekly is hinting that Sharpe would step up to the The Bachelorette gig, and they have a source to prove it.

"She wants to do it. She's hoping producers keep her in the running," an insider confirmed to the mag.

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"She’s had such an interesting life. It's the reason a lot of people behind the scenes are rooting for her and telling execs they should give her a chance," said the source. Another great reason? Sharpe would make the first non-white Bachelor or Bachelorette. In 14 years of The Bachelor and its spinoffs, there's no excuse for putting this many white people on screen. If Sharpe is willing to be under the microscope that will come with being the first POC on the series, the fans and Chris Harrison all owe her one. Let's get her a lineup of dudes ASAP.

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One potential con, or simply a drama point for Sharpe's season: she does seem a little uncomfortable with the idea of group dating, aka the whole concept of the show. Watch the footage below and decide for yourself if she should be the next Bachelorette.

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