On Monday’s episode of season 21 of “The Bachelor,” we finally found out who Nick Viall chose to give the final rose. He was torn between two lovers: 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.
Do you think he made the right choice? Read our recap of the episode and then vote in our poll and sound off in the comments section
Having made it to the finals on “The Bachelorette” twice only to have his proposals turned down, Viall was worried that third time would not be the charm. He brought his family from Wisconsin over to Finland to offer him advice and support as he made his decision as to which of the two women to choose.
His parents Mary and Chris met with each of the women vying for their son’s affections. Mary warmed to Raven, finding her to be “an honest, trustworthy person” while Chris thought she would fit in with the family. After meeting with Vanessa, who voiced her concerns about finding a fellow via a TV show, Chris worried that she would hurt Nick.
Nick then went on a final date with each of them to help him make up his mind.
He and Vanessa went horseback riding in the mountains and ended up at a cabin, where they were welcomed in by Santa Claus. After telling Santa that her one wish was “ending up happy with the person I love,” Vanessa was given a heart-shaped frame with photos of Nick and her. Later on, when curled up by the fire, both admitted their fears of rejection.
Nick and Raven started their date by ice skating on a lake and both recalled the time they had roller-skated back in Wisconsin. They ended the date by having drinks and he again spoke of his concerns while she assured him she would accept if he proposed.
In the end, Nick decided that, while he loved Raven, he was in love with Vanessa. He spoke glowingly of the moment when he had fallen for her and said that his love for her grew stronger as he spent more time with her. He dropped to one knee to propose and she readily accepted.
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