Bachelorette Spoilers: Who is Michelle Young's winner and runner-up, and did 'The Bachelorette' star end up engaged to her final pick? (SPOILERS)
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 11/02/2021
Bachelorette spoilers revealing how Michelle Young's The Bachelorette season ends has surfaced -- including spoilers detailing Michelle's Final 2 bachelors and who finished as her winner at the Final Rose Ceremony, as well as if Michelle got engaged to the man she ended up with.
During Night 1 of Michelle's journey, the 28-year-old fifth-grade teacher and former Division I basketball player from Edina, MN, met 30 bachelors at the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa in Indian Wells, CA.
Nayte Olukoya, a 27-year-old sales executive from Austin, TX, won Michelle's First Impression Rose, and then she eliminated Ryan Fox followed by six more bachelors at the first Rose Ceremony.
The second episode featured Michelle connecting with Jamie Skaar, a 32-year-old biotech CEO from San Diego, CA, on a one-on-one date, during which Jamie opened up about his difficult childhood and how his mother had committed suicide when Jamie was in his twenties.
Michelle was "so impressed" by Jamie and gushed about how they're "very compatible" and had "a lot of chemistry." She envisioned a life with him being adventurous, vulnerable, romantic and compassionate, and Jamie earned himself a rose.
On Michelle's second group date, several guys appeared jealous over Michelle's "off-the-chart" chemistry with Joe Coleman, a 28-year-old real estate developer from Minneapolis, MN, who bonded with Michelle over their love for basketball.
A couple of men even questioned whether Michelle and Joe knew each other before the show because of their obvious connection, but they decided to let it go and keep their eyes on the prize.
Jamie, however, confessed the situation bothered him and Michelle's behavior was "odd and suspicious."
Jamie proceeded to lie to the Bachelorette by telling Michelle that he was totally fine with her past and didn't care whereas the other men were skeptical of her and Joe's dynamic.
"I think given this entire journey is about authenticity and about trust, and that that's the standard that has been set, I think there are people out there that have been questioning that," Jamie told Michelle.
He added, "I think it's gotten to the point where it's taken on a life of its own, and I think it's important because it also could potentially extend outside of just this bubble here."
Jamie claimed one of his friends had once spotted Michelle out at a bar with "a tall, light-skinned baller" and so people assumed she was "boo'd up."
Michelle couldn't believe some of her suitors were questioning her honesty and integrity; she said she needed to end up with a man who believed her and would always have her back.
When Episode 3 of The Bachelorette airs Tuesday, November 2 at 8PM ET/PT on ABC, Michelle will only have 19 bachelors remaining.
For the next group date, stars of the new movie sequel Top Gun: Maverick, Glen Powell and Jay Ellis, will push a group of bachelors out of their comfort zone "and into the danger zone," according to ABC.
"But the G-forces won't be the only thing making their heads spin."
In an unexpected move, one man will make the most out of his one-on-one time with Michelle and bare it all for her.
And spoken-word poet Rudy Francisco will join Michelle for the second group date of Week 2.
While the men show off their vulnerability through poetry, Michelle will steal the spotlight by reading a personal and emotional spoken-word poem of her own.
A "level-headed guy" then shares with Michelle how the men in the house have always had her back before the third Rose Ceremony of Season 18.
The result is "a series of confrontations" as well as "a shocking conclusion," seemingly involving Jamie.
Michelle will definitely go through a roller coaster of emotions on her The Bachelorette journey to find love, but she recently told Variety that she is "happy."
"But with where I'm at right now in my life in general, I love where I'm at," the Minnesota native teased, adding, "I love that I was able to stay true to myself and I love what the future looks like."
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."
Carbone hasn't released any additional spoilers on The Bachelorette's new season yet, but he did disclose a handful of men whom he is convinced progressed to Michelle's Final 12 suitors.
The five men who survived multiple Rose Ceremonies and made it at least as far as the season's Final 12 bachelors are reportedly Nayte; Brandon; Joe; Clayton Echard, a 28-year-old medical sales representative from Columbia, MO; and Peter Izzo, a 26-year-old "pizzapreneur" from Port St. Joe, FL.
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.