The Bachelor, Desiree

Courtesy of Emma Westerman

Eat your heart out, Sean Lowe.

Desiree Hartsock, a fan favorite from the latest season of The Bachelor whom many a person thought should have been the last woman standing when Sean gets down on one knee, was spotted today with a camera crew at the L.A.-area Santa Monica Pier shooting...

A Bachelorette promo, perhaps?!

E! News exclusively reported last week that Des was in final talks to become the new Bachelorette. And, while it's unclear what exactly she was shooting in Santa Monica today (and a Bachelorette crew would have been sworn to secrecy, regardless), there's something awfully familiar about a single gal, hair blowing in the breeze, gazing at the ocean while looking as if she's waiting for the man of her dreams to materialize.

"Des was smiling and was happy. She definitely seemed like she was enjoying herself," an eyewitness to the secret-but-public shoot exclusively told E! News.

The source also told us that Des, indeed, was on the pier at one point, looking off into the distance, cotton candy in hand.

Warner Bros. meanwhile, has reiterated that the studio doesn't comment on casting rumors or speculation and that the identity of the newest Bachelorette will be officially revealed during After the Final Rose, airing after The Bachelor finale on Monday.

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