‘The Bachelorette’: Sleuth Fans Now Believe Mike Johnson Is Definitely Going on Clare Crawley’s Season as a Contestant

The Bachelorette Season 16 with lead Clare Crawley is finally ready to begin filming. The show was pushed back due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) shutdown. However, the men are arriving at the new location, La Quinta Resort & Club in La Quinta, California. According to sleuth fans, one previous contestant, Mike Johnson, is going to appear on the season.

'The Bachelorette': Chris Harrison and Clare Crawley
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Who is ‘The Bachelorette’ contestant, Mike Johnson?

Fans first met Johnson when he was a contestant on Hannah Brown’s season of The Bachelorette. The 32-year-old model and Air Force veteran was eliminated during week 7 of the show. 

He went on to compete on Bachelor In Paradise Season 6 but went home during week 10. Johnson was considered for the lead for The Bachelor Season 24; however, Peter Weber was chosen instead. Fans were outraged that the franchise missed the opportunity to finally select a person of color as the lead on the long-running show. 

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On June 13, 2020, Matt James was chosen as The Bachelor lead for season 25. He is the first Black lead ever to star on the show; however, fans still want to know why Johnson was never chosen. 

Why do ‘The Bachelorette’ fans believe Mike Johnson will appear on Clare Crawley’s season?

The show’s fans have found three strong reasons why they could see Johnson joining as a contestant on Crawley’s season. They note that the model has been inactive on social media since around the same time as Crawley. 

This fact is important because fans know that when the leads and contestants leave to begin filming, they are no longer allowed to use their phones. 

“He made a post with a red rose where he said he is looking for someone to have experiences with,” one fan added as the second reason on Reddit.

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Since the red rose is a signature component of The Bachelor franchise, fans believe this was an indication that he might be heading out to meet Crawley soon.

Lastly, fans point out that he hinted at being interested in the new bachelorette lead on The Almost Famous podcast.

Why do fans want to see Johnson on Crawley’s season of ‘The Bachelorette?’

“I miss his face,” one Reddit user wrote. His smile makes me smile, and I am very emotionally invested in him for being a reality star that I will never meet.”

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Johnson is a very popular star in Bachelor Nation. Fans could see him joining later in the season, similar to when Nick Viall joined Kaitlyn Bristowe’s season.

“I hope so,” added another fan. “I wasn’t as interested in Claire’s season, but if Mike’s on the screen, that’s good enough reason to tune in.”