On Monday’s season finale of “The Bachelor,” we will find out if Nick Viall chooses Raven Gates, a 25-year-old fashion boutique owner from Hoxie, AR or Vanessa Grimaldi, a 29-year-old special education teacher from Montreal, Quebec. Or perhaps he will opt to remain single and decided not to pick either in the final rose ceremony.
Viall took both women (as well as Rachel Lindsay, whom he rejected last week) to Lapland for a final overnight date. The last two episodes of “The Bachelor” have featured both highlights and low points from these frolics in Finland.
We saw a tender scene in which Raven woke up with Nick and confessed it was the first time she had been sexually satisfied. She said she was on cloud nine. Her happiness led her to skip along the streets, stopping only to make a snow angel. That very special moment was made a whole lot less so as Nick proceeded to bed down the other two remaining contestants.
Nick took Vanessa first to an outdoor ice bath and then to a hot tub where they talked about how much less traditional he is than her. Vanessa admitted, “my core values are things I don’t want to compromise on. I can’t help but think, could this actually work?” Tip for Vanessa, if you want to find a fellow with old-fashioned values, don’t go on a show where your only option is a guy dating 30 women at once.
In the end, Vanessa decided that these differences didn’t matter. She professed her love for Nick and spent the night with him in the fantasy suite, In the glow of the morning, she declared he was “her other half and the man I want to spend the rest of my life with.” Tonight will tell if Nick feels the same way about her.
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