Bachelor spoilers have continued to emerge about Matt James' 2021 season of The Bachelor -- including spoilers for Matt's alleged Final 2 bacheloretes, alleged Final 4 bachelorettes, and who The Bachelor star picked as his winner and ended up with!

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[The Bachelor Spoilers Warning: This report includes spoilers for Matt James' season of The Bachelor, including Matt's Final 2 bachelorettes and who he picked as his winner, and will spoil the 2021 season for you.]

Matt's The Bachelor season began filming at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Pennsylvania on October 10 and wrapped around November 21, according to Reality Steve spoiler blogger Steve Carbone.

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Matt, a 28-year-old real estate broker, already narrowed down his initial 32 bachelorettes to 24 during The Bachelor's premiere on Monday, January 4.

Matt gave his First Impression Rose to Abigail Heringer, a 25-year-old client financial manager who is hearing impaired from Salem, OR.

The Bachelor star complimented Abigail's openness and the fact she's "a fighter" due to the adversity she has faced in life.

Matt proceeded to hand out roses to 23 other women at the first Rose Ceremony of the season.

Girl who made the cut included Bri Springs, a 24-year-old communications manager from Owatonna, MN; Rachael Kirkconnell, a 24-year-old graphic designer from Cumming, GA; Chelsea Vaughn, a 29-year-old runway model from Marietta, GA; and Sarah Trott, a 24-year-old broadcast journalist from San Diego, CA.

MJ Snyder, a 23-year-old hairstylist from Hudson, OH, also advanced to the first round of dates, along with Serena Pitt, a 22-year-old publicist from Markham, ON; Khaylah Epps, a 28-year-old healthcare advocate from Bronx, NY; Kristin Hopkins, a 27-year-old attorney from Virginia Beach, VA; and Kit Keenan, a 21-year-old fashion entrepreneur from New York, NY.

Magi Tareke, a 32-year-old pharmacist from Adwa, Ethiopia, also received a rose from Matt, as well as Pieper James, a 24-year-old graduate student from Happy Valley, OR; Mariela "Mari" Pepin, a 24-year-old marketing director from Luquillo, Puerto Rico; and Illeana Pennetto, a 25-year-old health food developer from South Salem, NY.

More rose recipients include Jessenia Cruz, a 27-year-old social media marketer from San Antonio, TX; Kaili Anderson, a 26-year-old hostess from San Diego, CA; Marylynn Sienna, a 28-year-old event coordinator from Huntington Beach, CA; Serena Chew, a 24-year-old flight attendant from San Bruno, CA; and Lauren Maddox, a 29-year-old corporate attorney from Miami, FL.

In addition to Sydney Johnson, a 28-year-old marketing specialist from Franklin, TN, Matt also asked Alana Milne, a 26-year-old photographer from San Antonio, TX, and Katie Thurston, a 29-year-old bank marketing manager from Lynnwood, WA, to stick around.

And finally, Matt offered roses to Anna Redman, a 24-year-old copywriter from Owatonna, MN, and Victoria Larson, a 27-year-old self-described "queen" from New York, NY.
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As a result, Matt ousted eight women from the process.

"We've got to find out who Mrs. James is, and it's not going to be easy. But I know I can find my person here," Matt shared at the end of the evening.

So which woman ended up capturing Matt's heart and receiving his final rose -- and maybe even a marriage proposal? Keep reading for The Bachelor Season 25 spoilers.


Spoilers for The Bachelor Episode 2

The Bachelor's next episode is set to air Monday, January 11 at 8PM ET/PT on ABC, with only 24 bachelorettes remaining after Matt's first Rose Ceremony. 

The first one-on-one date will go to Bri, which stirs up jealousy amongst the other ladies, especially Victoria, who dubbed herself "the queen" on Night 1.

Matt will then embark on the biggest group date in The Bachelor history with 18 bachelorettes.

The large group of women will be asked to dress up for a wedding photo shoot, with Matt as the groom kissing his brides.

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The season's second one-on-one date for Week 1 will belong to Sarah, who accompanies Matt for a romantic ride in a 1930s biplane.

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The date creates a "love-struck bachelorette," ABC teases of the episode, which will result in Sarah having trouble watching Matt with other women later on. other ladies later on.

The first week of dates sends multiple ladies "spiraling out of control."
 

Matt James had "a rude awakening" on the show

Chris told Us that The Bachelor process really changed Matt and "opened [his] eyes."

Chris said Matt is "a different man than when he came to us" this past fall.

"He got really a crash course because he didn't get the few steps of being on the show. He really just ripped the Band-Aid off and sometimes that hurts a little bit," Chris shared.

"So, I think he had a bit of a rude awakening of the man he is, the way he loves [and] what love means to him."

Chris teased that fans will take a really "amazing journey" with Matt, "not just as the Bachelor but also as this man who realizes, 'Wow, okay, this is love and this is what it means and I'm really here to find this.'"

Chris also admitted that production had a thing or two to learn given their leading man hadn't appeared on a previous The Bachelorette season, which is when cast members learn the ropes of filming.

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The Bachelor season added more bachelorettes after Night 1

At the conclusion of The Bachelor's January 4 premiere, ABC aired a season preview that showed additional bachelorettes joined the season sometime after Night 1's Rose Ceremony.

Chris Harrison had already previously confirmed a Season 25 spoiler that more women -- including a face already familiar to viewers, and another already familiar to Matt -- joined the cast of bachelorettes later in the season.

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"There are 32 women, a record-number of women applied for Matt James. That's how many arrive on Night 1," Chris said during an interview with Entertainment Tonight.

"That's not how many we'll end up with."

Chris shared, "There will be more than those that arrive, and I can also give you this nugget: one woman who arrives is a very, very familiar face to Bachelor Nation."

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Carbone had previously reported that The Bachelor welcomed five additional women onto the show after Matt's second Rose Ceremony of the season, followed by a sixth "familiar face" -- whom Chris had mentioned -- later on.

"The (SPOILER) is, after Rose Ceremony #2, they bring 5 women in," Carbone tweeted on December 11.

According to Carbone the five additional bachelorettes who joined the season after the second Rose Ceremony were Brittany Galvin, a 23-year-old from Chicago, IL; Catalina Morales, a 29-year-old from Caguas, Puerto Rico; Kim Li, a 28-year-old from Cypress, CA; Michelle Young, a 227-year-old from Woodbury, MN; and Ryan Claytor, a 25-year-old from Mechanicsville, VA.

All five women were members of the group of 43 possible bachelorettes ABC had announced before Matt's season of The Bachelor began filming.


Matt's ex-girlfriend did not show up despite prior reports

Carbone had initially reported that Matt's ex-girlfriend, Madison Nelson, a 27-year-old from Granger, IN, was one of the five bachelorettes to join Matt's cast following the second Rose Ceremony.

"Some tea for you already: Apparently Madison Nelson was dating Matt last summer when Tyler was seeing [Gigi Hadid]," Carbone tweeted in early December.

"Went to one of the fashion shows with him. Here they are together. Heard they were together for at least a couple months."

However, Carbone clarified in a January 4 blog post that he was incorrect about Madison's appearance on the show.

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"I originally thought that Madison Nelson was one of the five, but was told she is not," Carbone wrote.

"Was actually told once they found out she HAD dated Matt last summer, they decided against bringing her on."

According to Carbone, Madison and Matt dated in 2019 and she was hoping to win him back on The Bachelor but was clearly disappointed.


The Bachelor alum Heather Martin also appeared on the show

In addition to revealing additional bachelorettes joined the season after Night 1, the season preview ABC aired at the conclusion of The Bachelor's January 4 premiere also showed former The Bachelor bachelorette attempts to join Matt's group of suitors at some point in the season.

Heather, a close friend of former The Bachelorette star Hannah Brown, originally appeared on Colton Underwood's season of The Bachelor along with Hannah in 2019.

Heather's The Bachelor return had been previously announced by Carbone.

"We know Heather Martin shows up," Carbone tweeted late last year.

Carbone clarified on his blog that Heather did not join the show after the second Rose Ceremony like the other five women.

"[This means] all in all, Matt meets 38 women (original 32, the 5 that come after Rose Ceremony #2, then whenever Heather shows up) at some point this season, which is more than any previous 'Bachelor' did in history," Carbone wrote in a blog post.

"Why did they hold 5 women from the group of original 43 for two Rose Ceremonies before bringing them on? Because they can?... They do it for dramatic purposes."

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Carbone believes Hannah put Heather up to appearing on The Bachelor since the women are such great friends and Hannah became close to Matt while she was quarantining with him and Tyler in Florida earlier this year.

"Clearly Hannah told [Heather] this would be a good idea since she's friends with Matt (you know, Quarantine Crew and all), and I guess convinced Heather she thought the two of them would get along," Carbone explained.


Heather Martin's The Bachelor appearance was super brief

While it's unclear when exactly Heather made her appearance, Carbone reported that her stint on The Bachelor's 25th season didn't last long.

In fact, Carbone revealed in a December blog post Heather only stuck around for a few hours!

"Here's what I know: [Heather] doesn't show up the first night, it's somewhere after filming is already started, and she's literally there only a few hours as Matt sends her home the same day she arrives," Carbone wrote.

Carbone doesn't know why Matt chose to give Heather the boot so early.

"I don't know Matt's reasoning for sending Heather home so quick... But Heather showing up on Matt's season and getting eliminated the same day, well, kinda embarrassing," Carbone wrote.

Heather was a 23-year-old from Carlsbad, CA, when she appeared on Colton's The Bachelor edition.

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ABC labeled her occupation as "never been kissed" at the start of The Bachelor's season, but Heather did in fact kiss Colton during the show.

Heather quit The Bachelor process before hometown dates because she said she wasn't ready to take the step of introducing Colton to her parents and family.


Which bachelorettes didn't last long on Matt's The Bachelor season?

Although Carbone hasn't been able to pinpoint when each woman goes home, he released a list of twelve bachelorettes who allegedly didn't last very long on Matt's The Bachelor season.

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According to Carbone's January 4 blog post, all the women on his list all went home before the third Rose Ceremony or so.

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"There's obviously more that would go home during that time, but these women I know aren't major players at all this season," Carbone wrote, before rattling off his list of rejected bachelorettes.

Seven of the twelve bachelorettes on Carbone's list were among the eight women Matt sent home at the season's first Rose Ceremony (Casandra was the only Night 1 eliminee missing from his list).

The five remaining women from Carbone's list who were not eliminated at the season's Night 1 Rose Ceremony are Alana Milne, a 26-year-old from San Antonio, TX; Illeana Pennetto, a 25-year-old from South Salem, NY; Khaylah Epps, a 28-year-old from Bronx, NY; Kristin Hopkins, a 27-year-old from Virginia Beach, VA; and Sydney Johnson, a 28-year-old from Franklin, TN.

Carbone acknowledged his spoiler information is much spottier than prior season given Matt's The Bachelor season followed the same format as last year's The Bachelorette season and was filmed at a single resort.

"So kinda like last season, I have information about things, but not necessarily full details," Carbone wrote in his blog.

For example, Carbone reported last year that Zac Clark and Ben Smith finished as Tayshia's Final 2 bachelorettes and Brendan Morais self-eliminated.

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"[The spoilers] ended up being right in the end, but the details surrounding it weren't there," Carbone explained in his January 4 blog post.

"Not knowing Ben actually went home at [the final] 4 then came back, or when Brendan eliminated himself. So it makes it tougher to know how much is true. Same deal this season as I have things I was told, but without details behind it, you just never know."


Matt's Final 4 bachelorettes included Rachael Kirkconnell, Serena Pitt and Michelle Young reportedly

Carbone claims he only knows three of Matt's Final 4 bachelorettes for sure.

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Carbone reported Serena Pitt, a 22-year-old from Markham, ON; Rachael Kirkconnell, a 24-year-old from Cumming, GA; and Michelle Young -- one of the group of five who entered after the second Rose Ceremony -- made it to Matt's Final 4.

"I do not know who the 4th girl is," Carbone admitted.

However, Carbone has heard that Bri Springs, a 24-year-old from Owatonna, MN, also made it to Matt's Final 4 women.

"I haven't gotten the confirmation I needed... If/When I get solid confirmation, I'll let you know if Bri is in fact the 4th girl," Carbone wrote in his blog.

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Carbone clarified that if Bri becomes the fourth girl, that doesn't mean she was eliminated from Matt's The Bachelor season in fourth place.

"I'm just trying to give you the 4 girls that got hometown dates. Serena P., Rachael, and Michelle definitely did," Carbone reported.


Matt allegedly picked Michelle Young and Rachael Kirkconnell as his Final 2 bachelorettes

According to Carbone, Michelle Young and Rachael Kirkconnell finished as Matt's Final 2 bachelorettes.

"I was told 'Michelle and Rachael were final 2,'" Carbone claimed in his blog.

Matt's BFF Tyler visited The Bachelor star on-location while the season was filming and revealed in an early December vlog that Matt seemed "extremely happy."

"He loves his girls... He spoke so highly of them," Tyler shared. "He's really pushing himself to be vulnerable and put himself out there, and I think you're got to get a great season and a great Matt."

Tyler predicted, "I'm excited to see how all of this ends here, because Matt seems genuinely happy. I think we're going to get the ending we all want and have been missing for a while."

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So who did Matt James pick as his winner, and is The Bachelor star engaged?

Carbone is "positive" that Serena Pitt and Michelle Young did not ultimately win Matt's heart.

Carbone reported in his January 4 blog post that he believes Rachael received Matt's final rose of the season.

"I was told, 'Michelle and Rachael were final 2, and Rachael wins,'" Carbone revealed.

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The spoiler blogger, however, isn't totally confident in the knowledge he has about the winner.

"If you believe everything coming out of the small town of Cumming, GA, then it's Rachael Kirkconnell [who won]," Carbone explained.

"Because for the last month, all I keep being told out of Cumming is that Rachael won, and all her friends and family know and they're telling everyone."

But Carbone noted he heard similar information about Madison Prewett during Peter Weber's The Bachelor season -- and that information ultimately turned out to be incorrect.

(Peter got engaged to Hannah Ann Sluss at the Final Rose Ceremony after Madison quit the show in second place. After Peter and Hannah Ann split, Peter briefly reunited with Madison but the pair never really got their relationship off the ground and broke up within a few days).

"I never ran with it because I was never convinced it was that easy. And it ended up being wrong anyway," Carbone explained.

"Maybe Rachael did win. All I'm saying is that if she did, she, her family, and her friends are doing an awful job of keeping it secret."
 
Carbone therefore questions if Rachael's alleged victory is another situation in which someone started a false rumor about her winning and it then spread like wildfire.

"I'm not 100 percent sold on it yet, but, I'm just telling you that's the one I've heard most," Carbone wrote.

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Carbone said all signs are pointing to Rachael winning.

The spoiler blogger said he expects to hear more details as Matt's season unfolds on TV.

"But that's what I got for you right now," Carbone concluded. 

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