After a day of riding a dunebug in the sand and a night in the fantasy suite, Arie decided to send home taxidermy enthusiast Kendall Long before the final rose ceremony. “I’ve just been thinking a lot about us and I just don’t know, you know? I don’t think we can get there," he told Kendall, 26, before giving Becca Kufrin and Lauren Burnham their two roses. As expected, Kendall was heartbroken.
"I was so close to that love I wanted and to not be able to see what could have been is hard. And it’s unfortunate that our connection started so late… because who would’ve known where we would have been," she said between tears. "I definitely wished I could have told Arie I loved him… I was too freaked out to say it. Why is this so hard? I want to love, I want to be ready. It freaking terrifies me."
And it's not going to get easier for Arie from here, who made the mistake of telling both Becca — whose ex-boyfriend made a surprise appearance to proclaim his love— and Lauren B. that he was falling in love. Next week, the ladies will be joining the former race car driver in his hometown to meet his family. Want to know who wins this season? Check out our Bachelor spoilers to find out who Arie picks in the end — but read at your own risk!
In the meantime, Kendall will be hopefully following in her dismissed predecessors' footsteps and rebranding herself on social media — because, you know, priorities. Immediately after the first rose ceremony Ali, Amber, Brianna, Brittane, Jessica, Lauren J., Nysha, and Olivia announced they were joining forces as the “The Rosé Girls," complete with a photo shoot, a shiny new Instagram, and a YouTube channel.
“Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can come together like the seven of us and we like to call ourselves the Rosé Girls,” they captioned their first Instagram. “Our time might have been short, but fall in love with us here.” We’re still unsure how to feel about this. On the one hand, we’re impressed with their effort to build a loyal fanbase
to sell Flat Tummy Tea and we love to see women who are there to make friends… but on the other hand... really, ladies?! At the end of the day, we can’t knock any girl for trying!
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