'The Bachelor' spoilers: Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s winner, runner-up and more revealed!
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 12/21/2017
The Bachelor spoilers reveal whether Arie Luyendyk Jr. left the reality dating show with a fiancee, and who that lucky bachelorette turned out to be.
Spoilers for The Bachelor's 22nd season, which premieres Monday, January 1 at 8PM ET/PT on ABC, have leaked out -- and they include the finishing order or Arie's Final 4 ladies.
[Spoiler Warning: Please stop reading now if you'd prefer to wait until the show airs to learn of Arie's elimination decisions].
Arie, a 36-year-old pro racing driver turned real estate agent is an engaged man!
According to Reality Steve spoiler blogger Steve Carbone, Arie allegedly gave his final rose and proposed marriage to Rebecca "Becca" Kufrin, a 27-year-old senior account executive from Minneapolis, MN, in Cusco, Peru.
"As I say every season, you can choose to believe that information or not. After being wrong for 3 weeks last season with Rachel choosing Peter, you certainly have a right to," Carbone wrote, referencing how he originally claimed The Bachelorette's Season 13 star Rachel Lindsay got engaged to Peter Kraus, who actually finished as the runner-up behind her current fiance Bryan Abasolo.
"I'm just telling you you're going to hear me reference Becca all season as the winner, and yes, they are engaged. Will it last? Who knows?"
Arie's journey to find love was therefore a success after getting his heart broken by Emily Maynard on The Bachelorette's eighth season back in 2012.
Rebecca graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2012 with a B.S. in Mass Communications. Her mother is in remission from breast cancer, but her father sadly passed away about eight years ago.
Rebecca, who works for Skyaa, a technology PR firm, ironically received the first one-on-one date of the season and turned out to be the last woman standing. Click here to learn more facts about her.
So if Rebecca finished first, who fell shy of winning Arie's heart at the Final Rose Ceremony?
Carbone claims Lauren Burnham, a 25-year-old saleswoman from Dallas, TX, placed second. She was probably devastated by the fact Arie didn't choose her.
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Lauren works for Vonage in sales and graduated from Old Dominion University in 2015 with a B.S. in Psychology after also taking courses at Central Washington from 2010 to 2011. To learn more about her, click here.
So what about the women who got eliminated after hometown dates and the overnight Fantasy Suite dates?
According to Carbone, Arie ousted Kendall Long, a 26-year-old set dresser from Los Angeles, CA, in third place after his round of Fantasy Suite dates in Ica, Peru.
Kendall graduated from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco in 2014 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, and she also ran track. She has a YouTube channel where she plays the ukulele and sings, and she also has an IMDB page.
Kendall surprisingly never received a one-on-one date all season but made it this far. Click here to learn more facts about her.
And Tia Booth, a 26-year-old physical therapist from Little Rock, AR, finished in fourth place.
Arie sent Tia packing after meeting her family in Arkansas. Her hometown date allegedly filmed on October 26, just before Lauren's date taped on October 28 in Virginia Beach, Rebecca's date filmed on October 30 in Minnesota, and Kendall's date taped on November 1 in Los Angeles, Carbone reported.