This MSU student tricked everyone into thinking she was going to be the next Bachelorette
Maybe in time, sister
Last night, MSU junior Shelby Sacco posted on her Instagram with an announcement that she has been chosen as the next Bachelorette for season 22 of the popular ABC series.
In less than 24 hours, the post already has more than 1,500 likes and close to 100 comments. Sacco edited the caption earlier today, however, to clarify that it was only meant as a joke – and she is definitely not the next Bachelorette.
It threw some people for a loop, to say the least.
THOUGHT THIS WOULD GET SOME LAUGHS DIDNT THINK IT WOULD GET YALL MORE CONFUSED THAN ME IN STATS 200 “Keeping this a secret has been SO hard but since its already been leaked to the tabloids my producers have given me the green light! I am SO excited to finally be able to share that i will be the NEXT bachelorette 🌹 This whole process has already been a dream and i can’t wait to see where this opportunity takes me. Tune in to ABC on Monday May 21st to watch me on my journey to find love ❤️ Thank you to my family and 13 roommates for supporting me and encouraging me to take a chance. Also a huge shout out to @chrisbharrison, thank you for always being my comedic relief throughout the early stages of this adventure #bachelornation #thebachelor #thebachelorette #nextbachelorette #thebachelorettefinale”
"It wasn't even really a joke, I wasn't trying to trick people," Sacco said. "I had that picture from my pageant headshots and me and my friends thought it would be funny if I made a Bachelor caption. It's hilarious to me that people believed it."
And people definitely did. Most commenters on the post went crazy trying to figure out if it was real; others congratulated Sacco on her good fortune, and a few were beside themselves that the post was being taken seriously.
The hilarity and confusion also spread to Twitter:
She got even more, uh, congratulations
Shelby Sacco finally getting the fame she deserves https://t.co/aQPTcBpgjp
— Elena Schafer (@Elena_Schafer) February 27, 2018
This user took the joke one step further
Shelby Sacco about to post on Instagram about how Steve Irwin's legacy isn't over and she's gonna wrestle some fucking crocs
— jesse (@get_to_heaven9) February 27, 2018
This guy was pretty salty about it – chill out, Steve
I feel like at least one person a year does this. So stupid. Ummmm, no. Shelby Sacco isn't the next "Bachelorette." pic.twitter.com/3Hp1uOmZ74
— RealitySteve (@RealitySteve) February 27, 2018
The headshots in Sacco's Instagram post were taken for the Miss Michigan USA pageant several months ago, where she was a semi-finalist in the competition as a representative for Oakland County.
Here's to hoping that the show will one day feature one of our fellow Spartans – for real this time. 🌹