In the latest episode of U.S hit show The Bachelor and Arie Luyendyk whittled his numbers down to a final four.
Seven stood with their luggage bags and ‘property of Arie’ tags as they were jetted off from the United States to Tuscany, Italy.
However, with no Final Rose Ceremony it was all down to the one-one-one dates, where three failed to secure the delicate petals of a red rose.
Jacqueline, Seinne and Bekah were the trio to tumble out of the competition, leaving most The Bachelor fans with one clear favourite for the remaining few weeks – ‘weird’ taxidermy Kendall.
— Out of the Limo Pod (@OutoftheLimo) February 13, 2018
Against the backdrop of some seriously stereotypical Italian settings, where dates involved chowing down on pasta and listening to the advice of wise old Italian men caught eavesdropping, Arie gave his first rose to 1. Becca K over a picnic lunch.
Ka-ching, one in the bag Arie, onto date number two.
Here, Jacqueline decided to tag herself out of the competition, admitting she didn’t have strong enough feelings for Arie to warrant a hometown date.
Good choice Jacq, I mean we literally didn’t know you existed until two episodes ago, so it’s no wonder there was no connection with The Bachelor.
All this drama surrounding Jacqueline’s uncertainty would be more interesting if I knew who she was before the last episode. #TheBachelor
— Danielle (@BabyD2034) February 14, 2018
Jacqueline is the only sane person on #TheBachelor .. she’s like um I’ve only been on one date with you I don’t think I could marry you … the other girls barely know him and are ready 🙄
— coley (@_nikkijo_haley) February 14, 2018
Jaqueline on the bachelor… first of all she appeared out of no where. Second of all she breaks up with Arie and then makes out with him.
This season is weird as hell
— AB (@allieball__) February 13, 2018
The next three women that Arie chose were 2.Lauren – despite the fact all of their dates were spent sitting across from each other in complete silence – 3. Kendall and 4.Tia.
Tia being the one who always has her face smooshed into Arie’s while whisperig “I love your lips” and Kendall the quirky female who we are all now 100% rooting for.
Kendall often catches Arie completely off-guard with her passing thoughts and questions, earning the reputation as the ‘weird’ or ‘quirky’ one.
Remember when we all thought Kendall was going to be the weird one and now she’s going to hometowns! What!?? #thebachelor
— Tori Rutigliano (@ToriRutigliano) February 13, 2018
They’re never actually going to make a good match, but it’s super interesting to see Arie’s brain jamming into overtime when asked things like “would you eat human flesh?”
Love how Lauren's questions were like "What's your favorite color?" and Kendall went straight to "Would you eat human flesh?" 😂 #TheBachelor
— Kristen Baldwin (@KristenGBaldwin) January 30, 2018
Kendall is honest, wacky and a taxidermy by trade – which means she stuffs dead animals to preserve them. Love it!
I love Kendall but I can’t get over the taxidermy thing. It freaks me out! #TheBachelor
— Danielle (@BabyD2034) February 14, 2018
She even entered the show describing her perfect man as “tall, with an easy smile, and a can survive a zombie apocalypse-type body”.
Kendall was also the contestant to put pantomime villain Krystal in her place a few weeks into the show, with Krystal booted off later that episode.
I’m in love with Kendall #TheBachelor
— T. (@mstaiwo) February 13, 2018
Kendall is my absolute winner on #thebachelor she is so genuine and honest and honestly, just far too good for arri 🤷
— Mahsa Sienna Aria (@Massbott) February 13, 2018
— Jennifer Dance (@jennldance) February 13, 2018
With Krystal constantly gossiping about the other girls to Arie in an attempt to scare him off, Kendall smacked her love rival in the face with a big ass hit of empathy.
— The Bachelor (@BachelorABC) February 7, 2018
The remaining dates saw Arie eliminate Seinne, explaining that nothing was specifically wrong with their relationship but that something was missing. Nice work Arie, vague but also specific.
Bekah was the other women to face the axe, presumably with Arie quipping that ‘it’s not you, it’s me’, all the while he rubbed his own hand to console himself throughout the tear-jerking drama.
This literally happened . . .
— Heather Holley (@heatherholleyy) February 13, 2018