Bachelor fan-favorite twins Emily and Haley Ferguson are the latest reality stars from The Bachelor franchise to land a spin-off. As we reported in December, the twins were finalizing a deal to land their own unscripted program, though nothing was official at the time. On Tuesday, Freeform finally set a premiere date for The Twins: Happily Ever After?, which will follow the pair as they “say goodbye to the comfort and luxuries of living under their mom’s roof and begin the hilarious journey of figuring out life on their own while searching for independence and a new career.” But before we follow Emily and Haley on their new journey, here’s what you need to know about the twins.
Their Reality TV Debut
Before entering the reality TV dating spotlight, Emily and Haley auditioned to be NFL cheerleaders on the CMT reality competition series Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders: Making the Team. They didn’t make the team but they were able to reach the semifinals.
When Emily and Haley joined The Bachelor season 20, they listed “twins” as their occupation — making them immediately stand out for their absurd profession choice. Of course, being professional twins isn’t their real job. They used to work as cocktail waitresses at the Marquee in Las Vegas and now they have a lifestyle blog called “Blondesense,” which they run with a close girlfriend. “Honestly, Haley and I love being professional twins,” Emily told Glamour.com. “Obviously, that isn’t our job. It’s not an easy gig to get, and we’re super blessed to be twins and have each other. I mean, come on, don’t you love this job?”
Competing for Ben Higgins
Emily and Haley competed for Ben Higgins on The Bachelor but both were unsuccessful. Haley was sent home in the fourth week while Emily lasted until the seventh. Despite their elimination, the twins became fan favorites for their refreshing sense of humor.
Quitting Bachelor in Paradise
Determined not to date the same guy, Emily and Haley tried to find love again on the third season of Bachelor in Paradise, where they provided comic relief on the show. However, they both decided to leave Paradise together in week four after realizing that they haven’t felt serious connections on the show.
Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After?
Emily and Haley made several appearances on the Bachelor spin-off Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After? to provide support and sometimes even serve as the voice of reason for engaged couple Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell. As usual, they were entertaining and a welcome presence on the show’s monotonous storyline — which is probably what led to their own spin-off series.
The Twins: Happily Ever After? will premiere March 20 on Freeform. Meanwhile, The Bachelor airs Mondays at 8/7c on ABC.
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