Bachelorette Spoilers: Who did Michelle Young pick as her winner and runner-up? Who ended up as 'The Bachelorette' star's Final 2 bachelors? (SPOILERS)
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 11/29/2021
Bachelorette spoilers have revealed what happens on the rest of Michelle Young's The Bachelorette season -- including who Michelle picked as her winner and ended up with and which bachelor finished as the runner-up. Plus, did Michelle get engaged to her final pick when filming the Season 18 finale?
Given traveling was still difficult due to the coronavirus pandemic, Michelle's Final 4 bachelors will bring a taste and glimpse of their hometowns to her.
The dates will feature Michelle going apple picking and riding bikes with Rodney, skateboarding with Brandon, a romantic prom with Joe, and a paddleboarding date with Nayte.
One of the dates will include "a confession of falling in love," according to ABC.
"With so much at stake and so little time left, Michelle knows that tonight's breakup will be the most difficult of the journey so far, and after seeing some red flags, she begins to wonder if all of her men are ready for love."
In order to help Michelle determine her Final 3 bachelors, she will receive a surprise visit from two of her best friends, Bri Springs and Serena Pitt, both of whom competed on Matt James' The Bachelor edition.
The ladies will come to Michelle's rescue and help her navigate how meeting the men's families may have changed her outlook on the dating process and her future in general.
Michelle's Final 4 bachelors are Nayte Olukoya, a 27-year-old sales executive from Austin, TX; Rodney Mathews, a 29-year-old sales representative from Rancho Cucamonga, CA; Brandon Jones, a 26-year-old traveling nurse recruiter from Portland, OR; and Joe Coleman, a 28-year-old real estate developer from Minneapolis, MN.
Michelle chose her Final 4 bachelors after making some difficult cuts in Minnesota.
Although Michelle had been developing strong connections with the men, she chose to eliminate Olumide "Olu" Onajide, a 27-year-old IT analyst from Newark, NJ; Rick Leach, a 32-year-old medical sales representative from Los Angeles, CA; Clayton Echard, a 28-year-old medical sales representative from Columbia, MO; and Martin Gelbspan, a 29-year-old personal trainer from Miami, FL.
The man Michelle reportedly gave her final rose to was Nayte Olukoya.
And Carbone reported that Nayte decided to propose marriage during the show's finale and so the pair got engaged!
So far on The Bachelorette season, Nayte has been consistent in his connection with Michelle and finds little ways to help Michelle let loose and have a good time.
Nayte received approval to date Michelle from two of her best friends in Minnesota, and Michelle pointed out numerous times how she and Nayte had "undeniable" and off-the-charts chemistry.
However, Nayte has been involved in a bit of drama and is trying to keep his eyes on the prize.
According to his ABC bio, Nayte is a 6'8" and originally from Winnipeg, Canada. He attended college at Eastern Washington University and most recently worked for Indeed.com.
Nayte told ABC that his dream woman is outgoing, spontaneous and has enough swagger to keep up with him. He has been looking for a hot connection with a passionate woman as well as a teammate for life.
It sounds like Nayte and Michelle could be a great match considering ABC recently shared, "Michelle has big dreams for the future and says she wants a man by her side that is supportive and driven to make the world a better place."
"She is looking for the Superman to her Superwoman and is ready to find a love with whom she can start a family of her own."
Michelle finished The Bachelor's 25th season starring Matt James, which filmed last year and wrapped on TV in March, in second place and left the show devastated.
Michelle was announced on After the Final Rose in March as one of two The Bachelorette stars -- along with Katie Thurston -- for back-to-back seasons in 2021.