Jenny McCarthy Really Wanted to Be on 'The Bachelorette,' But Was Rejected

Women as pretty and spunky as Jenny McCarthy always become head cheerleaders or snag the lead in the school play or "make it" in Hollywood without having to waitress for a million years first, right? Wrong! The View co-host recently revealed that she, too, experienced the harsh reality of rejection when ABC producers turned down her request to let her try and find her one true love on The Bachelorette. According to the network, one major problem kept the blonde from being a good match for the show. 


Jenny says she felt heartbroken and lonely after her 2005 divorce from John Mallory, to whom she was married for six years. She obviously had some television experience and was single and ready to mingle. And she's gorgeous so bachelors would fall all over themselves and do embarrassing, amazing things to get her attention (and boost ratings). So, what was ABC's issue?

The network thought she was too famous for The Bachelorette. They weren't into the idea of using celebs at the time, so Jenny missed out on her chance to date 30 mostly unbecoming men in order to find one who didn't creep her out entirely (hey, sort of like real life).

Personally, I think Jenny would have made a great bachelorette! She is opinionated, outgoing, and funny, and has all of the charisma and backbone that a contestant like Desiree Hartsock lacked. She would have weeded through those bachelors one by one and exposed them in seconds. And she would have never eliminated Juan Pablo -- tsk, tsk, Desiree. 

Don't get me wrong: Jenny is no Trista -- my fave bachelorette of all time. She would have known exactly which camera angles to work and her hamming it up for the producers may have gotten a little tiring. But, overall, the woman would have had those men eating from the palm of her hand, and she would have proven to be one of the strongest bachelorettes in the show's history. Just my humble opinion.

Do you think Jenny McCarthy would have made a good contestant on The Bachelorette


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