Not only is Miley Cyrus a newly converted Bachelorette fan, but she’s got a feel for her favorite contestants too!
In an interview with People magazine on Tuesday, May 6, Cyrus’ older half-sister Brandi revealed that the singer recently announced that she thought Anthony Battle, a Chicago education software manager, was a frontrunner in the race for Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay’s heart.
“Anthony is, like, far and above her favorite,” the Cyrus vs. Cyrus star said. “Which is why I made her watch last week’s episode because I was like, you got to see the others. You got to see the dog date with Peter [Kraus] and you got to have some perspective. But my sister is a big, huge fan of Anthony.”
On Monday night’s episode, Battle scored a one-on-one date riding horses with Lindsay through Rodeo Drive. The pair went shopping, snacked on cupcakes, and enjoyed the afternoon together—despite a little mishap that Battle’s horse made in the middle of a high-end Rodeo Drive shop.
“Rachel and I would be best friends,” Brandi said of the unusual date. “I thought this was precious … and look, everybody poops.”
Other celebrity Bachelor fans include Jennifer Aniston, who offered her takes on Nick Viall’s contestants earlier this year, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who recently guested on an episode, and penned a thoughtful editorial for The Hollywood Reporter.