The Bachelor Finale: And the Final Rose Goes To…
[WARNING: The following story reveals the winner of ABC's The Bachelor. Read at your own risk].
After traveling the world and narrowing down a pool of 25 women to just two, The Bachelor's Ben Flajnik got down on one knee and popped the question.
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But before he could do that, Ben's sister and mother arrived in Zermatt, Switzerland to meet both Lindzi and Courtney and to offer their insights to Ben. "Was there a girl that was more dramatic or that the other girls didn't like?" his sister Julia asks. Ben answers honestly about Courtney's behavior throughout the season.
It's no surprise that when Lindzi meets Ben's family, they adore her. But given what Ben told them about Courtney, that group's meeting is a bit tense at first. Julia wastes no time asking Courtney about her confrontations in the house, and Courtney explains that she put her guard up. The conversation is enough to win Julia over, and by the end of the day, she says she's blown away by the amazing girl Courtney is.
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After Ben has his final dates with each of the women (Lindzi has an adventurous day of skiing the Swiss Alps and a romantic picnic in a gondola; Courtney gets a scenic helicopter ride over the Matterhorn), it's time for Ben to make his final choice.
"The two women here are incredible women, but as incredible as they both are I can't help but think of one," Ben says. Unfortunately for Lindzi, it's not her and the two part ways. Courtney arrives next and Ben immediately tells her she has taken his breath away. "I promised myself I wouldn't get down on one knee unless I was certain it was forever, and I want to tell you that you are my forever," Ben says before dropping to one knee and popping the big question. " "Yes, of course I will," Courtney says. "I will love you forever."
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For what it's worth, 49 percent of voters TVGuide.com users wanted Ben to choose Lindzi. Ironically, 32 percent wanted both ladies to reject Ben!
Are you happy with the final outcome?