'The Bachelor' spoilers: Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s winning pick and his Final 4 bachelorettes -- Plus details about next week's episode!
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 01/05/2018
The Bachelor spoilers for Season 22 reveal Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s decisions toward the end of his search for love -- from his Final 4 bachelorettes to the winner.
The Bachelor debuted on January 1 with Arie being introduced to 29 beautiful and accomplished bachelorettes. After a series of strange or sweet introductions, Arie got to know each woman at the cocktail party.
Arie decided to give Chelsea Roy his coveted First Impression Rose, but he handed out the first rose of the official Rose Ceremony to Becca Kufrin, a 27-year-old senior account executive from Minneapolis, MN.
By the end of the Rose Ceremony, Arie eliminated eight bachelorettes, so 21 women are still in the running for his heart.
Which bachelorettes out of the group of 21 make it to hometown dates, and what about the overnight Fantasy Suite dates? Which two women will face Arie at the Final Rose Ceremony, and will the Bachelor get engaged?
[Spoiler Warning: Please stop reading now if you don't want to know how Arie's season ends before The Bachelor episodes air].
Based on previews for the remainder of The Bachelor season, Arie's journey to find love was a rollercoaster of emotions, as well as highs and lows.
But according to Reality Steve spoiler blogger Steve Carbone, all the drama and heartbreak of eliminating girl after girl ultimately paid off, because Arie is engaged to Becca K!
Arie allegedly gave Becca K., a 27-year-old senior account executive from Minneapolis, MN, his final rose and a Neil Lane diamond engagement ring at the final Rose Ceremony filmed in Cusco, Peru.
Becca graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2012 with a B.S. in Mass Communications, and she worked for a technology public relations firm called Skyaa before appearing on The Bachelor.
Becca is also a dog mom with quite a story. Her father sadly passed away when she was 17-years-old, but her mother is proudly in remission from breast cancer.
"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. Will it last? Who knows?" Carbone wrote in a blog post.
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Viewers will definitely see more of Becca next week on The Bachelor's January 8 broadcast, as Arie will ask her to accompany him on the first one-on-one date of the season.
"The Bachelor transports Becca K., via a slick motorcycle ride, to a breathtaking oceanside Malibu mansion, where celebrity fashion designer Rachel Zoe works her magic on Arie's date," ABC teased.
Arie will lure away Becca for a Cinderella-style date. Becca will be afforded the opportunity to try on a number of gowns by Rachel Zoe, giving Arie a private fashion show. Arie will amaze Becca will special gifts, all culminating to one big surprise.
But Becca isn't the only bachelorette whom Arie found love with onThe Bachelor's 22nd season. Arie had told Reality TV World before the season premiered that he had found love with two women.
Well, according to Carbone, Lauren Burnham, a 25-year-old saleswoman from Dallas, TX, finished as Arie's runner-up. So Lauren B. is likely the girl Arie also fell in love with.
Lauren didn't receive much screentime during The Bachelor premiere, but it's obvious fans are going to see a lot more from her 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.
The girl who unfortunately finished in third place and got eliminated after Arie's round of overnight Fantasy Suite dates in Ica, Peru was Kendall Long, according to Carbone.
Kendall is a 26-year-old set dresser from Los Angeles, CA, who has a quirky obsession with taxidermy and plays the ukulele. She graduated from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco in 2014 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, and she also ran track.
Kendall never received a one-on-one date all season, so many fans will probably be surprised she made it this far in the competition.
And the bachelorette whom Arie sent packing after meeting her family was Tia Booth, a 26-year-old physical therapist from Little Rock, AR, according to Carbone.
The Bachelor viewers probably remember Arie's fourth-place finisher from the premiere because she handed Arie a tiny wiener figurine, saying she hoped he didn't have one already. The joke went over Arie's head, but he told the press after the premiere he thought it was really funny.
Next week's episode of The Bachelor season -- in addition to Becca's solo date, as previously mentioned -- will also feature Krystal Nielson, a 30-year-old fitness coach from San Diego, CA, receiving a one-on-one date with Arie.
"Krystal looks to a possible future with the Bachelor when she visits his hometown of Scottsdale, Arizona, and meets his family. But she is concealing a dark secret that might scare Arie away," ABC teased.
Krystal and Arie will be shown jumping on a private plane to Scottsdale, where she'll get a taste of what Arie's real life is like and be introduced to his father, mother and younger brother.
Krystal will find herself envious of Arie's close-knit family, and at dinner that evening at the historic Bradbury building, Krystal will recount a heartbreaking story about her brother that brings her to tears.
"Afterwards, as the couple slow dance to a performance by soulful singer Connor Duermit, she wonders if her dark family situation will scare Arie away," ABC says.
However, Carbone claims that both Becca and Krystal will receive a rose on their one-on-one dates.
Arie will also be shown enjoying a demolition derby group date with 15 women, which means four bachelorettes won't enjoy a date at all.
The group date will feature the women banging their cars into one another until only one is left with a working vehicle.
One woman is traumatized by her past experience with bumper cars, but most of the women embrace the opportunity to unleash some healthy aggression. The intense competition will continue later into the night when girls fight for Arie's attention and affection.
At the subsequent cocktail party, two women will square off and argue amid the festivities.
And the Rose Ceremony, according to Carbone, will conclude with Arie eliminating three women -- Valerie Biles, a 25-year-old server from Nashville, TN; Lauren Griffin, a 26-year-old executive recruiter from Los Angeles, CA; and Jenny Delaney, a 25-year-old graphic designer from Chicago, IL.
Below is the full list of 21 bachelorettes who are still in the running for the Bachelor's heart: