Hannah Brown: former beauty queen from Alabama, contestant on Colton's The Bachelor who got her heart trampled, and this year's Bachelorette. She's going to make for an adorable and awkward season, and I can't wait. If you just can't possibly wait for the finale of Hannah's season of The Bachelorette to air, have no fear: We've compiled every The Bachelorette spoiler we know about, up to and including who the final contenders are and who is going to get that final precious rose. This post will be updated, and spoilers are ahead, obviously.
Some of the below information will come from blogger Reality Steve, who's always got an inside track into Bachelor and Bachelorette spoilers. He's not always correct—but he's right often enough to give good insight into what's actually going to happen this season. There will also be spoilers from viewers who happen to catch a glimpse of the show while it's filming, and hints from the contestants' social media pages. Basically, we'll be on the lookout for any and all clues.
So, what do we know so far?
We basically know the final selection.
According to Reality Steve, our final rose recipient is...Tyler Cameron, a.k.a. Tyler C. The general contractor, goofy dancer, former football player, and lover of taking off his shirt is Hannah's final guy. Even more than that: They are reportedly engaged. "I’m confident in what I’ve been told enough to report today," said Reality Steve, noting there's a lot of rumors and hearsay floating around about this season especially.
What we eventually have learned about Tyler is that he is hot (#sorrynotsorry), even working as a model. He also works in construction; We got a small intro video about him, in which he danced in a house he was helping to build (lol).
We also know football was a huge part of his life (he was even drafted by the Baltimore Ravens) before he had a career-ending injury, so that may also come up during the show.
He seems to be staying quiet in favor of a more calm, laidback, drama-free approach to dating Hannah. Although he got sweetly honest on his one-on-one with Hannah and talked about how his father almost dying almost meant he couldn't come on the show, and how it made him more aware of who he is and what he wants out of life. He also helped pick Hannah back up during a particularly tough time, and that seemed to be a hugely good sign for their compatibility.
When asked post-show if she was in love, Hannah didn't say yes.
Uh oh. In an interview with People, Hannah was asked if she was in love. "I am...happy," she responded with a smile. (It sounded like there was almost a question mark at the end of the sentence, too, so that's a bit weird.) This might just be a way to obscure what her final result was—in other words, she might not even be allowed to answer the question honestly—but it's still not a great sign. Previous contestants have admitted that they were engaged and have absolutely been more forthcoming about their emotional status.
Hannah, on the other hand, used words like "struggle," and "ups and downs that I wasn't prepared for," and "it's a lot," and "emotionally draining," which, yikes. She'd also said in an Instagram post that she was "recovering," which again makes me worried for my favorite Alabamian. Considering, though, that The Bachelorette doesn't shoot for as long as The Bachelor, Hannah may just be acknowledging what other bachelorettes have said before, which is just that this is an INTENSE process. Hannah admits below that dating so many guys at once is hard (especially since this season's men seem like a lot to handle, tbh).
Some of the guys from this season are gearing up for Bachelor in Paradise.
John Paul Jones is just one of many strange bachelors, even letting Hannah cut his hair, but in the end he won over fans and even (spoiler alert) might make an appearance on Bachelor in Paradise.
He's not the only one: We also have the pity rose guy (which led Cam Ayala to get fired in episode 3), Dylan, Connor, Kevin Fortenberry (the guy who hurt his shoulder), and even Matt Donald the farmer as potentially making the short list for the show! Looks like all that "quirkiness" is paying off.
And the show is still bringing the drama.
There are still a few surprises left to come this season. As an example, we may apparently know who our guy who allegedly is "shaming" Hannah from the previews might be, also thanks to Reality Steve: Luke Parker. If so, the creators have cut that scene to look very different than reality. But we may need to wait a little for perfect clarity on that. Ugh.
Luke has been mega-controversial from the very start, although Reality Steve insists that the villain edit on Luke is mostly because the other bachelors didn't like him. Apparently that scene arises because Luke won't have sex before marriage on the overnight dates, and it escalates from there. I'll be intrigued to see how that plays out.
Luke made it really far.
Then there's footage from the show, in which Luke is called every name under the sun and it's revealed the other bachelors hate him:
This initially felt a lot like the "no one likes Caelynn and Cassie because they're frontrunners" from Colton's season, but in the case of both of those particular ladies, some of the shade might have been warranted. Aaaaaand then there's all that drama on the show so far, including Luke's major beef with some of the other guys and a one-on-one date in which Hannah doesn't give Luke a rose. Again, clearly he and Hannah have were strong enough to weather the drama for a while. But, Luke also says he's not sure if he can "get there" with Hannah in the promo, so that's not a good sign on top of all the other red flags we're seeing.
Hometown dates happened!
As expected, Tyler, Jed, and Luke all made the cut, and the fourth guy is Peter Weber. I haven't heard too much chatter about him, but dark horses can sometimes do really well in the Bachelorverse, so keep an eye on him!
We got footage of Jed Wyatt's hometown date with Hannah in Knoxville—look at the jump and hug!—that shows off their chemistry. There aren't too many details around their date, other than they met up in Market Square.
We also got a fan picture of Tyler Cameron (shirtless, naturally) and Hannah shooting in Tyler's hometown of Jupiter, Florida. The best detail of all of this is the fans gawking at the gorgeous couple trying to make it look like they're just having a regular ole date, no cameras and spectators around.
Apparently they went to the Square Grouper Tiki Bar (muscle alert) and she legit pulled the same jump-and-hug move with him too.
Later, there was frolicking in the Jupiter Sandbar. Water-based fun times are a staple of Bachelor and Bachelorette dates, so I can't say I'm surprised.
We also have photos and video of Luke and Hannah's hometown—they're holding hands! Reality Steve is excited by this.
The show headed to Greece for overnights and the Final Rose Ceremony.
Oh man, that was fast. Doesn't it seem like yesterday that Hannah got brutally rejected by Mr. Fence-Jumper (Colton) and sent home, weeping, in a limo? And she's just picked her forever guy (hopefully forever, anyways). It's been a real "journey," as they like to say on the show.
Luke Parker was eliminated in dramatic fashion.
Wait, what?? Luke, the frontrunner, Luke? Yup: According to Reality Steve, he was not one of the two guys left in the lead-up to the final episode. Luke's a controversial candidate, but many signs had pointed to his success.
Reality Steve also noted that the show/character narratives can be confusing and sometimes misleading, so this might not yet be the time to begin speculating about what the bachelors are really like. (In other words, the contestants being painted with the "crazy" brush might not be, and vice versa.)
The top two guys were Jed and Tyler.
They both got their one-on-ones in episode 4 (more details below) and they both seem like a refreshing gust of air compared to some of the others. Maybe that's why they did so well—TBD.
But, timing-wise, how we reach the final two is all a little confusing. We know that Hannah had narrowed down her top four to Peter, Jed, Tyler, and Luke. She took all of them to Greece, and apparently juuuust before overnight dates, something happened with Luke. It's unclear at that stage exact WHAT happened, but it was catastrophic enough for Hannah to just send him home before the main event. I am so intrigued by this, and deeply curious. Maybe it's part of that crazy drama we've seen so far this season. Apparently Luke came to talk to Hannah after the final three rose ceremony to chat with her, but she remained unconvinced. Wow.
Peter was eliminated after overnight dates, and your final two guys were Tyler and Jed. Both extremely hot, both dancers and athletes. Maybe Hannah does have a type after all?
A final rose ceremony did happen.
Reality Steve says it happened the week of May 6—because overnights were happening the week before. So Hannah "chose" someone, definitively.
The first full-length trailer was mega-dramatic (and there's more Luke).
People has the exclusive video, but let me summarize for you: We get a glimpse of the rugby match where one guy hurt his shoulder and an ambulance had to be called. We have a glimpse of two kilted dudes swinging away at each other during that same match. There's tons and tons of Luke, here and in another teaser trailer (he says he's king of the jungle and wants her to be his queen, I guess? I dunno).
More than one tense interaction between bachelors, and Hannah getting frustrated, calling someone a "psycho," and crying into Chris Harrison's arms. Wow. The good news is, much of the drama doesn't seem to include our final four except Luke, who looks kind of embarrassed while Hannah says to him, "I need to know it's real." Luke, what are you doing?? You were the frontrunner!
We also have a quote from Hannah in the People article: "You know that Bachelorette drama you can’t wait for? Well, Monday, May 13 it all starts happening night one. And this season, the drama never lets up."
Now, that could potentially just be a way to hype up the upcoming season, but the trailer also has her weeping and yelling a whole bunch, so I wouldn't doubt that Hannah's attempt to get to the bottom of all the drama might backfire on her. And the guys seem kind of intense and catty this season? TBD.
They shot in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Scotland.
Reportedly, the cast and crew filmed a segment in Scotland. Before that, Hannah took Jed out on a date in Boston, where a lot of people managed to snap photos of the pair out and about walking and visiting the Celtics stadium.
There was also a group date rugby match in Newport, Rhode Island (pictures here) and apparently one guy hurt his shoulder and had to be taken away in an ambulance. Whoa.
She went on one-on-ones with Jed and Tyler.
We already know a bit about Jed Wyatt, the singer-songwriter-male dancer who went out on a one-on-one with Hannah all around Boston. He's Southern, like her (from Nashville, TN), and the two majorly hit it off.
For Tyler Cameron's one-on-one with Hannah, country music star Jake Owen was the musical guest and photos were allowed, so apparently there were some good snaps of the whole thing. Apparently there were shots of the pair making out, but those got deleted from Twitter.
And this is Tyler, who's from Jupiter, FL:
But the frontrunner is/was Luke.
Once again courtesy of Reality Steve, Luke Parker was the top contender right off the bat, and at that point the show had only shot four episodes. Luke is ALSO a Southerner, from Gainesville, GA—I'm sensing a theme, here, Hannah. Interesting, Caelynn Miller-Keyes, former frenemy of Hannah and herself one of the finalists for The Bachelorette, also bet on Luke to win it all.
Intriguingly, Luke was one of the five men who got to meet Hannah when she was first announced as the Bachelorette. The producers know what's up.
She got down to her top nine quickly.
Tyler, Jed, and Luke all made it through.
Stay tuned! There's absolutely more to come.
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