Miss Chattanooga 2008 Kelly Dutton Is Featured On Upcoming Season Of The Bachelor

Thursday, September 27, 2012 - by Wendy King
Kelly Dutton
Kelly Dutton

ABC’s Chris Harrison will be meeting a pair of Miss Chattanooga winners in January.

Miss Tennessee and Miss Chattanooga 2012 Chandler Lawson will be competing at the Miss America Pageant on Jan. 12, which Mr. Harrison will be hosting for the fourth time.

The network also announced earlier this week that Miss Chattanooga 2008 Kelly Dutton will be one of the 24 bachelorettes featured on the 17th season of The Bachelor when it premieres later in January although the official date has yet to be announced. Mr. Harrison has been the series host for The Bachelor since its 2002 debut as well as The Bachelorette and Bachelor Pad all of which have been rating smashes.

Miss Dutton, 28, who is a native of Knoxville currently residing in New York City, is hoping to be the ultimate recipient of the final rose from Sean Lowe who was named the latest Bachelor after much media speculation. The Dallas businessman and former Kansas State University football player emerged as a frontrunner after finishing third on the latest installment of The Bachelorette which ended in July with Emily Maynard selecting her now fiancé Jef Holm. The show is currently in production.

Since her 2007 graduation from Middle Tennessee State University with her degree in Vocal Performance, Miss Dutton has been a cruise ship entertainer, model and actress.

Miss Lawson and Miss Dutton’s appearances will be televised locally on WTVC NewsChannel 9. Here is the link to Miss Dutton's Bachelor page.


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