'The Proposal' recap: Ashlee Hewitt chooses Jordan Coon after he offers honeymoon but no engagement
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 06/26/2018
The Proposal's second episode featured 10 men competing to win one mystery woman's heart, but there was no engagement at the end!
The latest episode of ABC's new reality dating series from The Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss featured 10 guys -- initially selected by a panel of matchmakers -- attempting to win the heart of a woman whose identity was initially concealed from them by participating in four pageant-style rounds of competition.
The season's first mystery woman was Ashlee Hewitt, a 30-year-old country singer from Nashville, TN.
Ashlee has a five-year-old son. She had married her baby's father thinking it was the right thing to do, but there were red flags she ignored and they divorced in 2015. Ashlee insisted she's ready for another serious relationship now that she's had time to overcome adversity and love herself.
The men were then brought out onstage one by one.
Jeremy Cohen, a 26-year-old digital marketer from New York, NY, was welcomed onstage first, and then he was followed by Jordan Coon, a 33-year-old advertising agent from Los Angeles, CA; Leo Malamud, a 34-year-old real estate tycoon from Newport Beach, CA; and Samuel White, a 27-year-old law student from San Diego, CA.
Next up was Paul Bupte, a 27-year-old assistant colorist from Los Angeles, CA; Nate Hampel, a 29-year-old operations director from Boise, ID; Evan Camacho, a 25-year-old Pilates instructor from San Jose, CA; Terence Chen, a 31-year-old research scientist from New York, NY; Tyson Faifer, a 37-year-old entrepreneur from El Paso, TX; and Sam Windell, a 29-year-old advertising director from Evansville, IN.
After brief introductions, Ashlee decided she'd like to see more of the following men: Jeremy, Jordan, Leo, Samuel, Evan, and Sam.
It then became time for the best of beachwear or swimwear round. While some of the guys felt comfortable enough to go shirtless, Jordan wore a sleeveless shirt, saying, "I still have a little winter weight on -- from 2015."
Once this round concluded, Ashlee advanced the men she'd like to get to know better: Jeremy, Jordan, Leo and Sam from Indiana.
In the next stage of competition, Ashlee was allowed to ask each man a serious question about topics that matter to her, such as religion, politics, sex, or past relationships -- and each man was given 30 seconds to answer.
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Sam talked about how he would make Ashlee's child his own, Jeremy mentioned how he's still waiting to have his dream wedding and will do anything to make that happen, Leo discussed his stance on religion -- as he falls somewhere in the middle between Catholic and Jewish -- and Jordan admitted he previously hurt a woman while in a relationship but it was the biggest mistake of his life.
Following the interview round, Ashlee wanted to keep seeing Sam, Jordan and Jeremy.
The three guys then met Ashlee's parents, Kelly and Jim, who got to ask each suitor a question.
Kelly and Jim seemed to worry about Jeremy living in New York considering Ashlee's music career is taking off in Nashville, and after receiving her parents' input privately, Ashlee did in fact eliminate Jeremy after this round.
Towards the end of the show, Ashlee said she could see two men proposing marriage to her -- Sam or Jordan.
Jordan asked Ashlee to embark on a honeymoon with him to Fiji before getting engaged because he only wants to propose one time in his life. Jordan, however, promised her a diamond ring as long as they got along great on the trip.