'The Bachelor' spoilers: Who are Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s final pick, runner-up and Final Four bachelorettes? -- Plus what happens next week?
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 01/10/2018
The Bachelor spoilers reveal Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s decisions at the end of his journey to find love on Season 22 of the reality show -- including which bachelorette received his final rose, and who placed second.
The Bachelor just aired its second episode and ended with Arie narrowing down his search for his future wife to 18 bachelorettes.
Becca Kufrin received a one-on-one date in which she got to play Cinderella. Arie bought her five Rachel Zoe gowns as well as designer heels and a necklace and earrings set to match.
And Arie took Krystal Nielson home to Scottsdale, AZ, where he shared some of his fondest memories and even introduced her to his parents and little brother.
As for the group date, 15 women participated in a demolition derby of which Seinne Fleming was crowned champion.
But let's skip ahead to the end of Arie's season to find out which bachelorettes made his Final 4 and which particular special lady allegedly won his heart.
[Spoiler Warning: Please stop reading now if you don't want to learn details that haven't aired yet, including whether Arie got engaged and who won his final rose].
According to Reality Steve spoiler blogger Steve Carbone, Arie is an engaged man!
Carbone claims that Arie proposed marriage to Becca K., a 27-year-old senior account executive from Minneapolis, MN, with a Neil Lane diamond engagement ring at the final Rose Ceremony filmed in Cusco, Peru.
"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," Carbone wrote in a blog post. "Will it last? Who knows?"
Fans will probably find it ironic that Becca received the first rose at the season's first official Rose Ceremony as well as the first one-on-one date. She will also apparently be the first and last woman to ever prompt Arie to get down on bended knee. (Hopefully, if their relationship works out!)
Becca graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2012 with a B.S. in Mass Communications, and prior to appearing on The Bachelor, she worked for a technology public relations firm called Skyaa.
The dog mom also had a heartfelt story to tell Arie, as her father sadly passed away when she was 17-years-old but her mother is happily in remission from breast cancer.
But Arie didn't just find love with Becca; he found love with another woman as well. And the Bachelor has told different media outlets that he actually confessed his love to two different bachelorettes.
So who's the other girl who stole Arie's heart -- but failed to receive his final rose?
Lauren Burnham, a 25-year-old saleswoman from Dallas, TX, according to Carbone, who hasn't received much screentime on The Bachelor so far this season.
In fact, Lauren has yet to accompany Arie on a date of any kind.
Lauren worked for Vonage in sales prior to appearing on The Bachelor, and she had graduated from Old Dominion University in 2015 with a B.S. in Psychology after also taking courses at Central Washington from 2010 to 2011.
Now let's dive in to the girls who made Arie's Final 4 bachelorettes.
According to Carbone, those ladies are Kendall Long, a 26-year-old set dresser from Los Angeles, CA, and Tia Booth, a 26-year-old physical therapist from Little Rock, AR.
Kendall allegedly finished in third place and got the boot after her overnight Fantasy Suite date with Arie in Ica Peru, while Tia claimed fourth place and was sent packing after Arie met her family in Arkansas.
Kendall is the quirky, ukulele-playing blonde bachelorette who loves taxidermy. Viewers just saw the bachelorette introduce Arie to her stuffed seal.
She graduated from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco in 2014 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and allegedly never receive a one-on-one date all season long! It's therefore pretty impressive she makes it to third place.
As for Tia, she graduated from Arkansas St. University. Fans saw her nearly win the demolition derby, as the outdoorsy bachelorette has a tomboy side and seemingly no fear.
Tia is close friends with The Bachelor alum Raven Gates, who competed for Nick Viall's heart on the show but ultimately found love with Adam Gottschalk on Bachelor in Paradise 4 last summer. Raven told Tia that the show worked for her and so she needed to do it.
The Bachelor's next episode airs on Monday, January 15 from 8-10PM ET/PT, and ABC has revealed the broadcast will feature two group dates and a single one-on-one date.
Arie will select eight women for a wrestling date in which they must come up with wrestling personalities, use imaginative costumes and makeup, and ultimately challenge one another in the Gorgeous Ladies of the Bachelor (GLOB) tournament.
Only one woman will be victorious and walk away with the GLOB World Champion belt.
Before the tournament commences, two veterans of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW) -- Ursula "Babe the Farmer's Daughter" Hayden and Angelina "Little Egypt" Altishin -- will share their secrets of success in the ring, from their showstopping moves to the theatricality of it all.
However, a few women will be upset by the aggressive nature of Ursula and Angelina's wrestling personas.
Kenny "Pretty Boy Pit Bull" King from Rachel Lindsay's season of The Bachelorette will also make a surprise guest appearance and take on the Bachelor himself in the arena. At the afterparty, several women will fall flat when trying to grow their connections with Arie.
According to the network, Lauren Schleyer will be the lucky recipient of a romantic one-on-one date with Arie.
The pair will take a private jet to a Napa Valley vineyard, where they will enjoy a secluded picnic, but Lauren has a tough time overcoming her nerves.
ABC says Lauren and Arie will be entertained by the BellaRosa String Quartet, but the bachelorette may find herself unable to bond with Arie.
According to Carbone, Arie will deny Lauren S. a rose and send her packing.
And then a group of lovable canines called "The Dynamo Dogs," trained by Gayle Mirabella, will perform with seven bachelorettes in an act called "Arie's Amazing Acrodogs."
Chris Harrison and comic actor Fred Willard from Modern Family and Best in Show will provide funny commentary for the show that will take place in a Los Angeles park, and the women will also meet Arie's adorable dog Bastian on the date.
During the doggy-date afterparty, a woman will stumble on another woman when trying to "get up close and personal" with the "Kissing Bandit."
At the cocktail party following the week of dates, "one woman's best romantic intentions are put to the tough test," teases ABC. And sparks will fly at the party when Arie and one woman face off, "sending a shockwave through the group."
The Rose Ceremony will conclude with 15 bachelorettes receiving roses. Carbone says the two women who will be eliminated are Bibiana Julian and Brittany Taylor. The remaining bachelorettes will then travel to South Lake Tahoe, Nevada.