'The Bachelor' spoilers: Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s final pick, runner-up, Final Four bachelorettes, and next episode details!
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 01/12/2018
The Bachelor spoilers for Season 22 leave little to the imagination, revealing Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s final bachelorette pick and other decisions at the end of his journey to hopefully find a fiancee.
The Bachelor is heading into its third episode with only 18 bachelorettes remaining.
During the latest episode, Becca Kufrin accompanied Arie on a Cinderella-style, one-on-one date in which the Bachelor gifted her with five designer gowns by Rachel Zoe, earrings by Neil Lane, and Louboutins heels.
Similar to the movie Pretty Woman, Becca also got to wear a thick, gorgeous diamond necklace by Neil Lane. It was on loan for her romantic night with Arie.
Arie wanted to change up The Bachelor process to ensure he'd received time with women he was genuinely interested in, so he asked to have another one-on-one date during his first week of dates instead of multiple group dates.
Arie therefore chose to take Krystal Nielson home to Scottsdale, AZ, where she met his parents, little brother and sister-in-law.
Krystal got to see a side of Arie that none of the other girls knew about by watching his home videos from childhood and learning about some of Arie's fondest moments throughout life, like his first kiss.
As for the group date, 15 women participated in a demolition derby of which Seinne Fleming was crowned champion.
So which bachelorette won Arie's heart, and who came close to the end but left The Bachelor alone and single?
[Spoiler Warning: Please stop reading now if you don't want to learn Arie's winner as well as his Final 4 bachelorettes].
According to Reality Steve spoiler blogger Steve Carbone, Arie found the woman of his dreams and proposed marriage!
Carbone claims that Arie popped the question to Becca K., a 27-year-old senior account executive from Minneapolis, MN, in Cusco, Peru during the show's season finale. Becca therefore received Arie's final rose as well as a Neil Lane diamond engagement ring.
"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?"
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Becca was responsible for a lot of "firsts" in Arie's life. Not only did she receive the first rose at the season's first official Rose Ceremony in addition to his first one-on-one date, but she was also the first woman to get Arie down on bended knee.
During the premiere, she had Arie jokingly propose to her, and ironically, he's going to do it for real at the end of the season!
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.
Arie's final decision probably wasn't an easy one, however, as the Bachelor had told Reality TV World he fell in love with two different women -- and told them both how he felt!
The other woman who allegedly captured Arie's heart was Lauren Burnham, a 25-year-old saleswoman from Dallas, TX.
And according to Carbone, Lauren finished as Arie's runner-up bachelorette. Lauren has yet to receive a lot of screentime on The Bachelor season, but that will probably change in the near future.
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 it's time to reveal who finished in Arie's Final 4 bachelorettes.
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, are those girls, Carbone claims.
Kendall allegedly finished in third place and got sent packing following her overnight Fantasy Suite date with Arie in Ica Peru.
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.
Tia allegedly placed fourth, meaning she was eliminated after Arie visited her hometown in Arkansas and met her family.
Tia graduated from Arkansas St. University, and 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 will air on Monday, January 15 from 8-10PM ET/PT, and ABC has released details on what fans can expect to see during the broadcast.
Arie will apparently go on 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 their own wrestling personalities and use imaginative costumes and makeup.
The bachelorettes will be required to challenge one another in the Gorgeous Ladies of the Bachelor (GLOB) tournament, yet only one woman will be victorious and win 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 vineyard in Napa Valley, where they will enjoy a secluded picnic. Lauren, however, will struggle to overcome 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."