'The Bachelorette' spoilers: Rachel Lindsay's winner, runner-up and Final 4 bachelors
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 06/26/2017
The Bachelorette spoilers that Rachel Lindsay's search for love ended with an engagement have already been revealed by Rachel herself -- but which bachelor does Rachel pick in the end, according to online spoilers??
[Spoiler Warning: Don't continue reading if you want the end of Rachel's season and the identity of the bachelor she picked at her final Rose Ceremony to be a surprise].
According to Reality Steve spoiler blogger Steve Carbone, Rachel's winner is Bryan Abasolo, a 37-year-old chiropractor from Miami, FL, whom she selected following an emotional and drama-filled journey to find love.
Bryan allegedly proposed marriage to Rachel, and she in turn gave him her final rose. Bryan therefore received Rachel's very first rose -- the coveted First Impression Rose -- as well as her last.
Rachel's runner-up was Peter Kraus, a 31-year-old business owner from Madison, WI, claims Carbone. It's probably safe to say Peter left the ABC reality dating series shocked and heartbroken.
Carbone posted these spoilers on June 5, a couple of weeks after he actually revealed the wrong winner.
Carbone's first set of spoilers was released on his website five days before The Bachelorette premiered on May 22, when he revealed Peter was the guy who won Rachel's heart.
Bachelor Nation was therefore led to believe at first that Rachel is currently engaged to Peter, which probably excited some fans since they have that adorable matching gap-teeth thing going on.
"There's no point to tell you I'm 100 percent solid, 1000 percent solid, or a million percent solid [that Rachel picks Bryan], because I basically said that about Peter. That was wrong," Carbone wrote in the June 5 blog post.
"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 are wrong, I'm wrong."
As for Rachel's alleged third and fourth-place finishers, Eric Bigger, a 29-year-old personal trainer from Los Angeles, CA, got eliminated just shy of the final Rose Ceremony, and Dean Unglert, a 26-year-old startup recruiter from Venice, CA, claimed fourth place.
Eric was eliminated after meeting Rachel's family in Dallas, TX, according to Carbone.
Rachel's hometown date was different from past seasons because her Final 3 suitors all met her family, when typically, the Final 3 travel to an exotic destination for overnight Fantasy Suite Dates and only the Final 2 meet the Bachelorette's family afterwards.
Season 13 featured the change in format because Rachel's sister was pregnant when the finale filmed, claims Carbone, which ultimately prevented her from getting on a plane to Spain.
Dean was allegedly ousted from the competition after the Final 4 brought Rachel home to meet their families.
This elimination tends to be one of the toughest in every season because when family gets involved, the process becomes very personal.
Now let's recap what we know about these four bachelors so far from watching several weeks of Rachel's The Bachelorette season 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 was totally into 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 and open 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 during their time together in South Carolina.