'The Bachelor' spoilers: Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s winning bachelorettes, runner-up pick, Final 4, and more
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 01/04/2018
The Bachelor spoilers for Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s season reveal the events leading up to Arie's final Rose Ceremony and which woman was his last bachelorette standing.
The Bachelor just premiered its 22nd season on January 1, so now than fans have become acquainted with the cast of bachelorettes, it's tough to wait until the finale to find out what happens! So skipping ahead a couple of months, which girl does Arie choose? And does he get engaged?
[Spoiler Warning: Please stop reading now if you want to be surprised by the ending of Arie's season].
Based on previews for the rest of The Bachelor season, Arie's journey to find love will be a rocky one with a lot of drama, surprises and emotional ups and downs.
But according to Reality Steve spoiler blogger Steve Carbone, Arie selected Becca Kufrin, a 27-year-old senior account executive from Minneapolis, MN, when the season's final Rose Ceremony was filmed in Cusco, Peru in November -- and the pair got engaged!
Arie, however, revealed to Reality TV World before the season premiered that he found love with two women. So who comes close to stealing Arie's heart from Becca?
That girl is allegedly Lauren Burnham, a 25-year-old saleswoman from Dallas, TX.
Lauren finishes as Arie's runner-up and therefore probably leaves The Bachelor devastated. The decision is probably an especially tough one for Arie, who was rejected by Emily Maynard in second place when The Bachelorette's eighth season aired in 2012.
"As I say every season, you can choose to believe that information or not... I'm just telling you you're going to hear me reference Becca all season as the winner, and yes, they are engaged. Will it last? Who knows?" Carbone wrote in a blog post.
During The Bachelor premiere, Becca stepped out of the limo and managed to convince Arie to kneel down on one knee and repeat after her with a ring box in hand, "Are you ready to do the damn thing?"
Becca later impressed the 36-year-old pro racing driver turned real estate agent from Scottsdale, AZ, by reading him a personal letter from her beloved mother at home. Becca expressed how family is very important to her, and she came across very down to earth.
Although Becca did not receive Arie's First Impression Rose, she earned the very first rose handed out at the official Rose Ceremony on Night 1, so Arie must have felt a strong connection with her.
The brunette beauty graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2012 with a B.S. in Mass Communications and works for Skyaa, a technology public relations firm.
Lauren, on the other hand, didn't receive much screentime during The Bachelor premiere. But that will certainly change in the near future.
The blonde beauty works for Vonage in sales and graduated from Old Dominion University in 2015 with a B.S. in Psychology after also taking courses at Central Washington from 2010 to 2011.
The girl who unfortunately gets eliminated after Arie's round of overnight Fantasy Suite dates in Ica, Peru is Kendall Long, according to Carbone. The 26-year-old set dresser from Los Angeles, CA therefore finishes in third place.
As shown in the premiere, Kendall sang Arie an original song on her ukulele and he called the bachelorette "cute."
Kendall graduated from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco in 2014 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, and she also ran track.
Kendall surprisingly never receives a one-on-one date all season but makes it this far in the competition.
And the bachelorette whom Arie sends packing after the women's round of hometown dates, which were filmed between October 26 and November 1, is Tia Booth, a 26-year-old physical therapist from Little Rock, AR, according to Carbone.
Tia, who graduated from Arkansas St. University, is ousted after Arie meets her family, so that must be a heartbreaking exit for the spunky and outdoorsy bachelorette.
Next week's episode of The Bachelor season will feature Becca and Krystal Nielson, a 30-year-old fitness coach from San Diego, CA, each receiving a one-on-one date with Arie.
Arie will also be shown enjoying a demolition derby group date with 15 women on the January 8 broadcast, which means four bachelorettes won't enjoy a date at all.
According to Carbone, both Becca and Krystal will receive roses on their solo dates, but then Arie will send three girls packing at the season's second Rose Ceremony: Valerie Biles, a 25-year-old server from Nashville, TN; Lauren Griffin, a 26-year-old executive recruiter from Los Angeles, CA; and Jenny Delaney, a 25-year-old graphic designer from Chicago, IL.
Below is the complete list of 21 bachelorettes who are still in the running for the Bachelor's heart: