Like so many Bachelorettes before her, Becca Kufrin is hoping to turn her televised heartbreak into a happily-ever-after, and in last night’s After the Final Rose special, she met five of the contestants who might make that happen. Scroll down to meet some of the hunks vying for her affection!
Lincoln immediately charmed Becca with his bow tie and his British accent. “It is all about you tonight, but I have another twist,” he said, visibly and adorably nervous. “Tonight is also my birthday, so I can’t ask for a better birthday present than having you here as the Bachelorette, and I really mean it. I’m really looking forward to going on this incredible journey with you.”
He also addressed Becca’s recent drama: “I watched what you went through last night and I need to applaud you for how well you handled that. I cannot speak for everybody, but I can speak for myself, and a few people. Arie is a wanker!”
“I’m ecstatic to be here,” this charismatic advertising exec told Becca. “I saw what you went through, as well, and my heart goes out to you. I think that everyone agrees with me here that you deserve better than that. When one door closes, another door opens, and I hope to be that open door. That smile is beautiful, and I can’t wait to see that smile when I walk out of the limo for the first time!”
This musician came out rocking a floral jacket and performing a banjo serenade that earned a standing ovation from Becca’s Bachelor friends in the audience.
“Trouble behind / We’ll start anew / I’m looking for a love so true,” he sang. “So I asked, what’s the catch? / Well, there’s 25 other cats / But in due time, you will find / I’m one of / Yeah, I’m one of / Baby, I’m one of a kind.”
He coulda stopped right there and been a frontrunner, but he also lavished praise on the new Bachelorette. “You look incredible,” he said. “I’ve heard many wonderful things about you, and I can’t want to get to know you.”
Becca told this L.A. dude he looked good, but her beauty nearly made him speechless! “You are gorgeous!” he raved. “I mean, I’m just trying to look like you! Please look like this all this time!”
Darius mentioned the Arie drama, too, saying, “I watched the episode last night, and I just wanted to formally apologize on behalf of my gender … But that’s the past, this is the future. I’m here for one reason. The audience is great and everything, to make friends is great, but I’m here for you … I’m excited for this journey with you, and you are beautiful.”
Call him Blake Horse-man! This strapping fella walked onstage alongside an equine friend named Bradley.
“I want you to know how incredibly brave I think it is that you’re standing here right now,” he told Becca. “I really respect that a lot, and I really mean that, and I cannot wait to get to know you … As the saying goes, when you fall off the horse, you gotta get back up again. So I’ve brought you this horse, and I want to be the man who’s gonna help you get back up again.”
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