'The Bachelorette' spoilers: Rachel Lindsay's final bachelor and her Final 4 guys
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 06/22/2017
The Bachelorette spoilers that the filming of Rachel Lindsay's season concluded with an engagement have already been revealed by the star herself, but which bachelor is it -- and who were the last four men standing?
[Spoiler Warning: Please stop reading immediately if you do not want to know the identities of Rachel's final bachelors and want to be surprised at the end of her season].
After a drama-filled, roller-coaster search to find her future husband, Rachel selected Bryan Abasolo, a 37-year-old chiropractor from Miami, FL, as her final pick, according to Reality Steve spoiler blogger Steve Carbone.
Rachel allegedly accepted a marriage proposal from Bryan, whom she gave her final rose, at the final Rose Ceremony filmed May 11 in Spain. Ironically, Bryan also received Rachel's coveted First Impression Rose.
The man who probably left the season broken-hearted and shocked was Peter Kraus, a 31-year-old business owner from Madison, WI. Carbone says he finished as Rachel's runner-up.
"There's no point to tell you I'm 100 percent solid, 1000 percent solid, or a million percent solid on this, because I basically said that about Peter. That was wrong," Carbone wrote in a June 5 blog post, confessing that he was initially wrong about Peter being the winner when he first released spoilers on May 17.
"The bottom line is my source was initially wrong when they told me it was Peter, they corrected themselves, and are sure she's with Bryan now. And so am I. If they're wrong, I'm wrong."
Carbone's first set of spoilers was posted on his website five days before The Bachelorette premiered on May 22, so Bachelor Nation was wrong in thinking Peter won Rachel's heart, which likely disappointed many fans considering they have that matching gap-teeth thing going on!
Now let's get to Rachel's alleged bachelors who finished in third and fourth place.
According to Carbone, Eric Bigger, a 29-year-old personal trainer from Los Angeles, CA, was eliminated in third place before the final Rose Ceremony.
Eric was allegedly sent packing after meeting Rachel's family in Dallas, TX. The hometown date wasn't filmed at Rachel's parents' actual home.
The hometown date was different from prior seasons because the Final 3 suitors met Rachel's family, rather than just the last two men standing. The Final 3 typically travel to an exotic destination for the overnight Fantasy Suite dates.
The change in format for Season 13 was because Rachel's sister was pregnant when the finale filmed, claims Carbone, which ultimately prevented her from getting on a plane to Spain.
And then there is Dean Unglert, a 26-year-old startup recruiter from Venice, CA, who finished in fourth place, according to Carbone.
Dean was eliminated after the Final 4 bought Rachel home to meet their families. This ouster is arguably the hardest since the men's hometown dates are so personal.
So let's recap what we know about these four gentlemen from watching The Bachelorette unfold on TV.
Bryan is the Spanish-speaking Colombian chiropractor, who gave Rachel her first kiss of the season -- as well as a relaxing massage. Rachel was turned on by his confidence and ability to be direct during their conversations. She considered him the "good kind of trouble."
Bryan and Rachel's bond continues to grow, especially because he avoids all the drama and simply focus on her. Bryan has yet to receive a one-on-one date, however.
On the flip side, Peter has received a one-on-one date with Rachel, and there were fireworks at the end of the date literally and metaphorically. The pair got to spend a day at BarkFest with Rachel's dog Cooper, and like Bryan, Peter avoids tension with the other men.
Rachel told Peter she is licensed to practice law in his hometown of Wisconsin, so that showed she was thinking about him in a serious way pretty early on.
Eric was briefly depicted as a villain on The Bachelorette without arguably doing anything wrong. His opinionated and blunt nature just seemed to rub the other guys the wrong way, but Rachel totally digs his honesty and candidness.
Dean just got a one-on-one date with Rachel at Hilton Head Island in South Carolina. He conquered his fear of heights for her by riding in the Goodyear blimp -- and even co-piloting at one point.
Rachel was a little worried about Dean's age since he's only 26-years-old, but he proved his maturity and ability to be vulnerable by sharing the emotional story of his mother's passing and how he believes his family fell apart once she died.
Rachel was not only touched by Dean, but also impressed. Their connection grew leaps and bounds in South Carolina.