Monday’s episode of “The Bachelor” was the end of the road for Corrine Olympios, one of the most talked-about contestants in the 21 season history of this reality show. Her exit leaves Nick Viall, the 36-year-old software sales executive from Milwaukee who now lives in Chicago, with three choices.
They are: Rachel Lindsay, a 31-year-old attorney from Dallas, TX; Raven Gates, a 25-year-old fashion boutique owner from Hoxie, AR; and Vanessa Grimaldi, a 29-year-old special education teacher from Montreal, Quebec.
To Nick, each has many attractive qualities. However, he has expressed reservations about all of them at one time or another over the course of this tumultuous televised courtship. He took each of them back to their hometowns to meet their families and each visit had its moments. After the elimination of Olympios, he took the final three to Finland, where he will have an overnight date with each.
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Nick and Rachel have really clicked in each of their encounters. Their hometown visit was the most carefree of the four. Indeed, Nick told all of them that Rachel was the one contestant with whom “”I always feel the most comfortable.” However, her family was less than comfortable with him, at least at the outset. But he won them over with his candor about interracial couples.
Nick helped Raven celebrate the news that her father was cancer-free when they went back to her small town in Arkansas. This country girl impressed the city boy with her sly sense of humor, including having her police officer brother “arrest” them for being in a silo. After sparks flew between them in a farm field, Nick realized, life with Raven “would be exciting and spontaneous and maybe a little crazy, in the best possible way.”
They journeyed north of the border to la belle province in Canada. After seeing Vanessa shine in her school classroom, Nick was smitten with her. That became even more apparent when they put together a scrapbook of their dates. He charmed her parents but caused Vanessa unintended stress when the talk turned to the blessing of an engagement.