Nick Viall is down to his final two — but does Raven win The Bachelor?
After Rachel Lindsay was named the next Bachelorette, viewers quickly realized it was down to Raven Gates, the 25-year-old boutique owner from Arkansas and Vanessa Grimaldi, a special needs teacher from Montreal, in the battle for the final rose.
However, who does Nick pick in the highly anticipated season finale?
SPOILER ALERT: Stop reading if you don’t want to know who wins!
Unfortunately, fans of Raven are going to be disappointed because Nick, 36, proposes to Vanessa, 29.
According to Reality Steve, Nick gets down on one knee in the season finale and the brunette beauty walks away with her very own Neil Lane engagement ring.
However, the decision was not easy for Nick, who filmed in Finland during frigid temperatures.
“Nick told producers he felt like he was in hell,” an insider told Life & Style exclusively. “He was having a complete breakdown and needed reassurance on who he was picking.”
The insider also adds that Nick asked to take a break from filming three times to confer with host Chris Harrison and producers about his choice.
“Nick was having mixed emotions,” the source explained. “He’s in love with both [women].”
While Raven walks away without an engagement ring, fans think Luke Pell, who was switched out last minute for Nick as Bachelor, would be a perfect match for the Hoxie native.
“She was chosen to be Luke’s Southern belle,” a source told In Touch, adding that because she’s a “cute girl,” they kept her around for Nick.
In an exclusive interview with Life & Style, Luke revealed he has yet to meet Raven but understands her appeal to Bachelor Nation.
“She seems like a nice girl. I think that’s really a TV fantasy,” he said. “They want to see two very similar characters be together. That’s not necessarily in real life. Sometimes, opposites attract, or sometimes people’s personalities are completely different and they’re a good match. It’s hard to say.”