Original “Bachelorette” Trista Sutter, who has been married to her “Bachelorette” pick Ryan for nearly 11 years, recently sat down with Us Weekly to talk about how the franchise has changed over the years and what she thinks of Andi Dorfman’s season so far.

On how the franchise has evolved: “I think one of the way that it’s evolved is social media. I think 30 million people or something tuned into my finale, and now the numbers are different, but there’s also social media, so people are talking about it more. It’s a different kind of popularity, I think. And it’s a great popularity. I’m so glad that it still continues. I’m a huge fan and I’ll always watch.”

On the innocence of the early seasons: “I think another way that it’s changed is I kissed three guys. I think the kisses are a little more plentiful [now]. It was a little more innocent when Ryan and I were on.”

On Andi’s season: “I really love Josh and Marcus. They’ve just been stand-outs for me because they seem to have great chemistry together with Andi adn that’s always something that’s on my radar. Chemistry, you can’t fake it. It’s something that exudes when you’re with that person. And they just look good together.”

“The Bachelorette” airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

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