As Bachelor Nation is well aware, The Bachelorette Season 12 premieres Monday May 23. Many of us have been anxiously counting down the weeks since The Bachelor ended in March, and now it is upon us again! This year, the chosen Bachelorette is Joelle (JoJo) Fletcher, a 25-year-old real estate developer from Dallas, Texas. She became famous on the aforementioned season of The Bachelor when she met and fell in love with Ben Higgins. Sadly for JoJo, she lost the man she thought would become her husband when he proposed to flight attendant Lauren Bushnell instead.
But some say that really, it is JoJo who came out the winner, because now she gets to date 26 men hand-picked for her, jet-set around the world, and receive all the perks that come along with being the coveted Bachelorette. Not too shabby!
Hopefully JoJo can put the past behind her, everything from her ex almost ruining her hometown date with Ben (her family took care of the ruining) to Ben saying "I love you" the day before he would ultimately dump her. Now it is her time to shine, as she has been doing all along. This is clear on her social media, which unlike many past stars of The Bachelor franchise, has not exploded with posts since she gained fame. It remains rather nonchalant and low-key. Not every moment of her life is documented in photos and selfies.
But she did have an Instagram long before appearing on The Bachelor, and it is fun, knowing that soon we will watch her journey to find love, to look back at a pre-reality-television JoJo. She has always been hot, gorgeous, and photogenic, of course, and I am here to bring you the best examples! From her current 208 Instagram posts (her last of which was 9 weeks ago, right when her season began filming), here are the 20 that, in my opinion, are the sexiest- for reasons other than just the physical.
18 Jungle Fever
In 2015, actually almost exactly one year ago, this pic was snapped of JoJo at the Blue Diamond Maya Riviera in Mexico. It is captioned, "Welcome to the jungleeeee. Def not a bad way to spend Cinco de Mayo." She looks toned and tan and all-around awesome in a bright yellow bikini, standing in the trees. I love the shot because usually girls in bikinis are on the beach or poolside. JoJo changes it up posing among the lush green palm trees. She looks fun and frisky and happy. And she most definitely does not have to slather on tanning oil, wear a too-tiny bikini, or pose sexually to look smoking hot!
17 Like An Angel
Well she does look like one, doesn't she? Looking demure and sweetly expressive, JoJo shows off her perfectly flat tummy and a classy white off-shoulder dress. She appears angelic, innocent, gentle. This is a different kind of sexy entirely than the traditionally-thought-of raunchy sexiness that has become representative of the word. The stark contrast between her bronze glow and fresh white lace is beautiful, to say the least. It hangs from her curves in just the right way, accentuating her luscious bum that, in my opinion at least, puts Kim Kardashian's to shame. And all of this on top of her loose, flowing tendrils. She looks stunning! Her Instagram followers went gaga over the dress, all dying to know where they could get one for themselves.
16 On The Porch
The Porch Toronto, that is. Here we see JoJo hanging with some girlfriends on the rooftop patio in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This bar/restaurant has skyline views and lies in the shadow of the world-famous CN Tower, so it's easy to see why JoJo would first of all go there, second of all be excited to, and third of all show off her experience. But the hip locale is not why this pic makes the cut for this list. JoJo and her gal pals look super sexy with their suntans, big smiles, and cleavage. JoJo especially looks like she is wearing a push-up bra with the perfect amount of round, shadowed boobage leaving just the right amount to the imagination. The "babes", as it is hashtagged, give off a definite party vibe, I would say.
15 Woman's Best Friend
Though it is captioned, "Don't think he was feeling this..." I think it's an awesome photo! JoJo's dog does not look too worried about it anyway, contrary to what JoJo seems to think. Then again, she would know best! It is clear from her many Instagram photos with dogs that she is a huge dog-lover, which is cool. In this particular instance, she is the one more like a dog than the actual dog- and I mean that in the nicest way possible. JoJo is playful and lovable just like dogs are! She looks to be out for a jog by her outfit and tennis shoes, and as usual, her fit physique is a welcome sight. Casual, easy-going, animal-lover - this shot screams cool chick! What guy does not want that, especially with so many needy drama queens on the prowl these days?
14 A Life Full of Laughter
It is unclear if this is supposed to be an ad for something or just a regular, every-day snapshot, but my guess is an ad; her caption mentions (before any of her 890,000 followers could even ask, though we know they would) that the booties are by Kristin Cavallari for Chinese Laundry. Plus, it just looks model-y, if you know what I mean. But that's ok- it's a great pic! Fun, fresh-faced JoJo (even her name is fun!) embodies what her caption reads: "All that I'm after is a life full of laughter", lyrics to the song Life After You by Daughtry. That she does not name brands for her bag or outfit, though, make me question if it is in fact an advertisement. But either way, JoJo looks adorable (and she flashes that cleavage she seems to perpetually have, which doesn't hurt)!
13 Big Bad Brothers
No, they really are! Ben and Matt Patton are her older half-brothers who were infamously rude and harsh to Ben Higgins on his hometown date with their sister. Before they got to that drama, though, the two men practically mauled JoJo when she came through the front door, and it did not seem very... well, brotherly, to viewers. It was actually kind of awkward, to tell you the truth. Maybe they simply see what everyone else does- JoJo's hotness is through the roof! I hope not because that would be pretty gross, but from that episode at least, it is not out of the realm of possibility. It is strange (well maybe not, considering who we are talking about) that a few of her sexiest shots involve these two possible creeps. She seems to have even more cleavage than usual when pictured with her brothers, and I am left wondering whether said increase of cleavage is a coincidence... or not. I am going to say it is, because I doubt anything other than sisterly love is coming from JoJo. It is her brothers I question, especially the one who appeared on a looking-for-love reality show of his own, Ready for Love, Ben.
14. Fun and Flirty
Here is another instance of JoJo showing off her fun, flirty side. She just oozes cuteness in this one, don't you think? I love the beanie! It magnifies her pretty features and silky, tousled locks. The casual nature of the pic makes her even more attractive; it hints at her tomboy side, and not that we need any more proof, but JoJo loves to laugh! A girl who is happy and confident like JoJo is a great catch, is she not? It is hard to imagine by looking at this picture that she once was a sobbing mess on national television, and not even two short months ago. What a shame for such a lovely face to transform like it did into a facade of heartbreak and tears. Poor girl, but thankfully, it looks like JoJo got her groove back! And now we all get to sit back and watch her drama (I mean, love story) unfold.
12 Sensual Selfie
Oh, the selfie. People love it, people hate it. But they are everywhere. A selfie can be a tasteful thing, I think, if you do it like JoJo. Meaning, not every photo you post to social media is a selfie which would make you look like a self-involved snob. Also meaning that the ones you do post are classy. Take this one, for example. Her blouse, jeans, and as-usual perfect hair all compliment each other to complete her look, which is posh but sexy. She even manages to show a little strip of skin between shirt and pants. That the top can be laced (or un-laced...) adds to the sex appeal, as does her serious non fish face. But again, it is iffy whether or not this is an ad; the caption reads: "Steal of the week... This top. Forever 21." And of course (because people are so notoriously oblivious), the very first comment is "Where did you get that top?"
11 Vegas, Baby!
JoJo looks amazing in this pic taken a little over two years ago! She and gal pal Jordan Shankles are rocking super-cute bikinis at the Marquee Las Vegas. Apparently, this was a spur-of-the-moment adventure for the ladies, as the pic is captioned, "Vivaaaa Las Vegas!" The voluptuous friends look hot, tan, and ready for a party. It is unfortunate that Instagram does not often provide more detail; I would love to know more about why they were in Sin City, but nevertheless, they were, and they have the sexy pics to prove it! Vegas has a naughty reputation, and the association with the city of debauchery is definitely hot in itself.
This is one of the few Instagram pics JoJo has posted of her time on the show that made her famous (and broke her heart), The Bachelor. But that show also presumably led her to find the man she will marry, too, so hopefully she has at least some fond memories of it. And thus this photo with fellow contestant and competitor for Ben Higgins' heart, Emily Ferguson. Well, I believe it is Emily. She and her identical twin sister Haley went on the show together, but Haley was eliminated long before her twin so I am guessing Emily is the pretty gal in this photo. Of course, the photo itself is no help as neither twin is tagged! Ugh. But anyway, they both look lovely all dolled up at what looks like one of the many ominous Rose Ceremonies.
9 Super Bowl Babes
Posted just 13 weeks ago just before this year's Super Bowl, #10 on our list is JoJo being playful yet again with an unknown girlfriend (she seems to have a lot of them, which is a good thing because nothing is more unattractive than a woman who cannot get along with other women, am I right?). The simple caption for this post, taken outside the Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale, Arizona, reads, "Super Bowl ready with my babe." Well, they both look like babes to me! But oddly enough, as cute as this shot is (and it so is), it has a relatively low amount of "likes". Most of her posts have anywhere from 35,000-50,000 likes and thousands of comments. This one, for whatever reason, has only 17,000 likes and around 500 comments. I thought people loved the Super Bowl? Weird.
9. Decked Out in Black Leather
These three girls (more girlfriends, proving my point!) are decked out in sexy black leather get-ups, and they look oh-so fine! Two of the girls have glossy lips formed into a seductive pout, and the other one is just plain drop-dead gorgeous. But again, no tags! I think one of them may be her sister. The second pouter (the middle one is JoJo) appears in several other Instagram photos alongside ABC's newest Bachelorette. And look at the astonishingly perfect eyebrows and insanely white teeth on the girl on the left. Yes, please! I think one Instagram user, @kassandrannem, put it best in her comment: "My lady boner for her is next level." Pretty much sums it up, I'd say.
8 Youthful Glow
JoJo seemingly loves the off-the-shoulder look, and it does suit her. Here she is being her normal, casual self looking stunning, anyway. That hair, that skin... there is only so much to say about it, really. Though in this particular photo she has a visible tan line, she retains a youthful glow in all of her photos, but maybe because of the brick building in the background that reminds me of a high school, this shot has a feeling of being young. Just my take on it, but food for thought. Plus, navy is totally her color. JoJo herself feels good about it, because the Instagram caption is: "When your eyebrows and your hair just seem to come together."
7 Party Girls
You know, I have mentioned a few times that girls who get along with girls are sexy because they don't come across as stuck up as those girls who do not. But I love that hand in hand with this concept, since JoJo is somewhat of a tomboy, she is like a walking contradiction: tomboy and girly-girl. I love it! Having more than one side to a person is an attractive thing, I think. And JoJo does, for sure. For some strange reason, this smokin' pic only got 96 likes - 96! But that is an anomaly because, well, just look at it. This was taken at a New Year's Eve party just before we made our way into 2016. Her positive attitude only adds to her beauty, of which she has plenty of both inner and outer.
6 Princess Joelle
We've seen the spitfire tomboy. We've seen the sex kitten. We've seen the girl-next-door, and the sweetheart, and the bad girl, and everything else that is JoJo Fletcher. But she is also a princess! Or, that is how it looks in this picture. She has a regal air about her, no? Standing in front of what I believe is her parents' home from my memory of her hometown date episode (though it could possibly be the Bachelor mansion), youngest Fletcher daughter JoJo dazzles all in white, and with some kind of fancy cape thing to boot. All she needs now is a sparkling tiara! Even the majestic background is fit for royalty. And her hair cannot be ignored; the girl has great hair, but this is on another level, like the Disney princess hair her fellow castmate Caila Quinn was known for having. And somehow, with all of the other sides to her, I do not have a hard time picturing JoJo as Daddy's Little Princess, too.
5 Mystery Woman
Obviously, JoJo has plenty of besties, but she and this girl look super close (or drunk)! That would be the other foxy lady in this most-likely-less-than-sober photo, who is of course not named or tagged. Ugh, so frustrating! But alas, they still look phenomenal. Comments range from people actually getting it and loving how cute the besties are together, to people talking about their jeans, to people speculating that Ben chose Lauren because of this picture (say what, now?) to corny "bee's knees" jokes, to the theory that Ben chose JoJo after all and this is their new roommate (it was posted before the finale). Right... Peeps be cray is all I can take from this.
4 Can't Forget About Chad
Oh, Chad. He has become the bane of her existence, but was once the reason for it. Chad Rookstool is JoJo's ex-boyfriend, the one who left her flowers and a love letter the day she arrived home for her hometown dates. Now I am no brainiac, but I do wonder: how did he know the exact day and time she would be home? How did he even know she was gone? How on earth did this happen right before Ben came over and miraculously found out about it all? We'll never know (rolling my eyes- come on, producers!). Anyway, the plot thickens: allegedly, JoJo and Chad ended their romance very shortly before filming for Ben's season commenced, and then after it was over, they (again allegedly) started hooking up again. Until she was named as the Bachelorette, of course. She was accused of using him between the man she planned on marrying and the 26 she would go on to date. Ha! I love me some JoJo, but I cannot ignore the facts...
3 Classic Beauty
There is something to be said for a classic black and white photo, especially when its subject is a beautiful woman like JoJo Fletcher. Here she is strolling down the street with wind-strewn hair and a super cute jacket. She tagged Boda Skins, a luxury leather jacket company. It was posted only two weeks before she stopped posting altogether, and I think JoJo hit the nail on the head with her caption: "You got that James Dean daydream look in your eyes..." from the Taylor Swift song Style. JoJo, along with everything else, is so talented at choosing song lyrics to label her Instagram pics, is she not? That is definitely an important quality in a woman if there ever were one.
2 Golf Chick
Nothin' sexier than a girl who can hit a hole in one! Well, actually I am unsure of JoJo's capabilities on the golf course, but she sure looks good hitting a ball! This photo was taken a little more than two years ago, and Golf Digest also posted it on their Instagram page once she was a finalist on Ben's season earlier this year. Even though there is nothing new about her sex appeal since as we have seen she is always sexy, there can never be so many photos of JoJo that one would tire of looking at them. She doesn't even need to play a sport with a traditionally sexy female uniform like tennis or gymnastics; she rocks any look, any day- even a tank top, tennis shoes, a backwards baseball cap, and cutoff shorts with the pockets hanging out. When you can dazzle in absolutely freaking anything, you know you're hot. But JoJo does not know it, or at least she doesn't act like it, and thus is even hotter.
1 Unicorn Girl
Ok, I admit- I saved this one for last not because it is the absolute hottest (though her cleavage in this red dress is insane) but because it has the best story and highlights qualities in JoJo that I have not yet spoken of, qualities that really do make her all the hotter. This pic was taken on the first night of The Bachelor, when the contestants notoriously think up crazy ways of getting his attention. Well, the unicorn head worked! JoJo made it to the finale and second place. Though her entrance was decidedly awkward, JoJo later explains to Ben in this episode that it was the most terrifying thing she has ever done (in my book that makes her lucky), showing that she is brave and takes risks, and is not afraid to look silly. She also gets points for creativity. The backstory, as told to Ben by JoJo, is that when the producers asked her what she was looking for, she told them she was looking for her unicorn, her person, which I take to mean the one other person in the world unlike anyone else. Aww! Sweet, and with a sense of humor (and as we have seen, so hot )- JoJo is the whole package!