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Tahiti is So Last Season, as Next Bachelorette May Head to Fiji

December 13, 2010 at 11:45 AM | by | ()

Last season's Bachelorette Ali and her dudes

If you'll forgive us for talking about The Bachelorette at all, then we just want to say that not only is Australia getting the TV love next year with The Oprah Show, but it looks like Fiji will have its turn in the reality tv limelight as The Bachelorette is in talks to film part of the next season there.

The Fiji Times reports that last season's little excursion to Tahiti did for the exotic destination something like what The Love Boat did for cruising: "Tahiti hosted the last season of the show and reportedly gained about US$150million (FJ$277m) from the exposure." Who are all these people who see a show and immediately book pricey packages to give that lift? We need more convincing than watching two hours of people alternately fighting then making out in hottubs to get us to go somewhere, but evidently the exposure works.

Here's a little extra trivia: the first (and most successful) Bachelorette Trista Ryan had her honeymoon on Fiji with her chosen beau Ryan Sutter. That was after 26 million people watched their wedding on TV, but now Fiji wants to be the star. We don't blame them either; their beaches are far easier on the eyes than some of the Bachelorettes themselves.

[Photo: TV Fanatic]

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