JoJo Fletcher Is the New 'Bachelorette'

PHOTO: Bachelor contestant, Joelle "Jo Jo," 24, real estate developer, Dallas, Tex.PlayCraig Sjodin/ABC
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JoJo Fletcher is the new "Bachelorette."

The announcement was made during "The Bachelor: After the Final Rose."

Fletcher first met audiences while competing for Ben Higgins' heart on "The Bachelor."

"It's overwhelming," Fletcher said to wild applause. "It's so weird! It's crazy. ... I am so excited."

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During her time on the ABC reality TV series, Fletcher placed second, though Higgins told her that he loved her. Their goodbye in Jamaica was tearful.

"I came into this not knowing if I was gonna find love. I didn't know if this would be real... but with you it was real, always," he told Fletcher. "I found it with you but I found it with somebody else more."