Former Bachelorette and current Off the Vine podcast host Kaitlyn Bristowe is one of the frontrunners of Season 29. With extensive dance experience — she pursued it professionally in her early adult years — Kaitlyn is the one to beat.
Plus, DWTS has a history of crowning women from Bachelor Nation. Hannah Brown won Season 28, and former Bachelor runner-up Melissa Rycroft won All Stars.
Ahead of the Sept. 21 episode, Kaitlyn did sustain an ankle injury that threatened to cut her time on the competition short. But, she managed to still perform, and she maintained her first position status on the leaderboard.
Since then, Kaitlyn has continued to dazzle viewers and the judges (except, maybe, Carrie Ann Inaba), and many think she’s the one to beat.