Bachelorette spoilers: Who did 'The Bachelorette' star Michelle Young pick as her winner and end up with? Who are Michelle's Final 4 bachelors? (SPOILERS)
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 11/23/2021
Bachelorette spoilers have revealed The Bachelorette star Michelle Young's winner and whether she got engaged to her final pick at the last Rose Ceremony of the season as well as Michelle's runner-up and Final 4 bachelors?
[The Bachelorette Spoilers Warning: This report contains spoilers on Michelle Young'sThe Bachelorette season -- including who Michelle ended up with as her winner, who she picked second, and which bachelors enjoyed Final 4 hometown dates.]
The Bachelorette's sixth episode is only hours away, and it appears Michelle is going to introduce a group of men to her fifth-grade students in Minnesota.
ABC says the children will be "incredibly tough critics" of Michelle's guys.
"The men will have to be on their best behavior to impress these smart and savvy pre-teens who want the best for their beloved teacher, but one man stands out with flying colors for his fort building skills and is hand-picked for the coveted one-on-one date," ABC teased.
Based on a preview of what's to come on The Bachelorette, Clayton Echard, a 28-year-old medical sales representative from Columbia, MO, is going to stand out in the next episode, whether he advances his connection with Michelle or gets sent home.
By the end of her week of dates, Michelle will have to make her most difficult decisions yet in determining which four men will receive hometown dates.
"In fact, one of those decisions may change the course of one man's life forever on The Bachelorette," ABC says.
In addition to Clayton, Michelle's remaining bachelors include Brandon Jones, a 26-year-old traveling nurse recruiter from Portland, OR; Joe Coleman, a 28-year-old real estate developer from Minneapolis, MN; and Martin Gelbspan, a 29-year-old personal trainer from Miami, FL.
The other men still in the picture are Nayte Olukoya, a 27-year-old sales executive from Austin, TX; 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; and Rodney Mathews, a 29-year-old sales representative from Rancho Cucamonga, CA.
So far this season, Michelle seems head over heels for three bachelors in particular: Nayte, Brandon and Joe.
And Michelle even said she's falling in love with Nayte.
"I am very crazy about Nayte," Michelle gushed in a confessional during their one-on-one date in Minnesota. "I'm starting to get this feeling of, like, 'This is my person.' And that's very exciting. It's also really terrifying."
But Michelle's feelings for Joe had also grown "tremendously" during their own solo date in Michelle's home state of Minnesota.
After Joe became very vulnerable in revealing a story about his past sports injuries and a period of severe depression in his life, Michelle said, "Today was the most powerful, special, perfect, stars-aligning date I've ever been on."
She continued, "I feel like you had two souls that have kind of been living side by side without even knowing it, and I feel like we got brought together. And I am very excited to see what the future has in store for me and Minnesota Joe!"
While Michelle apparently has frontrunners, it seems all of the men are absolutely crazy about and smitten with her.
Clayton was so impressed by how "passionate," "intelligent" and "funny" Michelle is, and Rick previously confessed to gaining rapid feelings of love for Michelle.
Episode 6 of The Bachelorette is set to air on Tuesday, November 23 at 8PM ET/PT on ABC.
So who is Michelle's winner and which bachelor finished as her runner-up? And what are the rest ofThe Bachelorette spoilers for Season 18?
According to Reality Steve spoiler blogger Steve Carbone, Joe made it all the way to Michelle's Final 4 bachelors, meaning he received a hometown date.
However, Carbone is unsure whether Joe finished in fourth after hometowns or third place after an overnight Fantasy Suite date.
"I know that Joe goes far and makes her Top 4... but I don't think that's news to anyone at this point. But in terms of where Joe finishes or how he gets eliminated, that I don't know," Carbone wrote in a November 9 blog post.
"As for who the 4th person in the Final 4 is, don't know that either."
Carbone also isn't sure whether Michelle actually visited each Final 4 bachelor's hometown or whether makeshift hometown dates were set up to avoid frequent travel amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
"Certainly none of the hometown dates were seen publicly which never happens... I don't think they ended up traveling for Michelle's hometowns and I think families were brought to Minnesota like they have been for all the 'bubble' seasons," Carbone wrote, referring to The Bachelor and The Bachelorette seasons that starred Tayshia Adams, Matt James and Katie Thurston.
As for Michelle's runner-up bachelor, Carbone reported that Brandon Jones finished in second place.
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 it appears he's going to have another heated confrontation with Clayton.
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.