The Bachelor: Season 20: Finale: And the winner is... (+ a giveaway!)

March 15, 2016

I love Bachelor finales. They're full of parents, advice, Neil Lane diamonds and tons and tons of drama. This finale was no different. I had a lot of questions going into this finale.

Stop now if you don't want spoilers. If you're like me and cannot not watch it live, read on.
  • Who does he pick? Lauren
  • How does the winner deal with the double I love you. They dealt with it already apparently, so she's good. 
  • Who does Ben call? Ben calls Lauren's dad. 
  • What shape diamond does Ben pick? The diamond is huge. Thats the shape -- huge. 
  • How many times does Chris Harrison comfort Ben? Chris Harrison comforts Ben zero times - Chris where the hell were you?? 
  • Is the other girl over Ben yet? No, yes, kind of? I don't know, all I know is she looked stunning. 
  • Is the winner moving to Denver? (Here's hoping and we can become friends!) Yes!
  • Who will be the next Bachelorette? JoJo - Hooray!!
Luckily for me, this finale did not disappoint. Ben/Chris and Lauren answered all my questions, and boy some were doozies.

Let's recap. The episode starts with Chris Harrison telling us that Ben could get married at After the Final Rose, what?! Cue Lauren B and JoJo looking whimsically towards the ocean with voice overs. Man, I'm going to miss this show. 

Ben is still in love with two women. The parental visits are huge. As history has told us, the parents are usually right. I don't know about you, but Ben's mom seems super skectipal about this whole thing. I mean she said she finds it disturbing that he loves two women, which I can't disagree with. 

Ben literally says love you like he's been saying it forever. And did you hear Lauren say I want to get married tomorrow? Just like Ben did? Is that some foreshadowing? 

JoJo comes off better than Lauren. She makes a better first impression. JoJo meeting the parents gave me all the feels. I love them. 

This whole After the Final Rose Wedding is ridic. PS. Adam thinks based on the parents, Lauren wins. Ben might be the first Bachelor in history who is actually taking this seriously. 

I'm over his and Lauren's one-on-one. I'm bored. I'm ready to find out who wins.

I'm in love with JoJo too Ben, I get it. Besides the fact that she says babe all the time, I'm rooting for her. I think JoJo is better suited for Ben. Lauren is the perfect Bachelor contestant. 

Can you literally feel the knives in JoJo's heart when Ben tells JoJo he loves Lauren too. Ugh. 

So that's awkward when Neil Lane asks Ben whom he loves. Ugh. Cue the montage. 

NO! I think that is the first time I cried when someone left. Wow.

Is this the first Bachelor to actually call the dad pre-engagement? That was amazing.

Congrats Lauren, not that I'm surprised. I mean I did call you winning in week one.

It's over. Ben picked Lauren and according to the After the Final Rose special, they're happier than ever, despite Ben telling JoJo he loved her too. And a wedding? Is this real.

To reward you for sticking with me for the last three months, I'm doing a giveaway! If you're a Bachelor lover like me, you want to know the behind the scene scoop. How long are those rose ceremonies anyways? Do you wear makeup to bed for fear of a mid-night wake up call? 

I'm sure most of you remember Courtney, the biggest villain. Trista, the first one to find love or what about Sean, the one with a baby on the way. Well, today I'm letting YOU choose what Bachelor book you want to read. Chris Harrison's novel? Or Andi's tell all about Juan Pablo (side-note, this doesn't come out until May, but I won't forget!).

Enter below to win a copy of your choice!

See ya soon people, I cannot wait for a season of JoJo! 
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  1. So excited she won!!!!! A girl from my Portland!! Yeah!!! But why does her face look so different??? I'm torn on what book.. I've read Courtney's... I think Andi's will be juicy, but then I love Emily... so I'd like to read hers too. So Andi or Emily. Super decisive, I know!

  2. I'm excited Lauren won!! I liked her and I liked her for Ben!! Plus JoHo as the next Bachelorette will be awesome! It's kind of a win-win

  3. I am happy with how it turned out because I feel like this is a relationship that will last and that Ben was there actually, truly looking for a wife. I guessed Lauren from night one, but knew it was her during hometowns - they way he fit with her family was so sweet!

    I actually want to read all of the books from former contestants, but would have to say Andi's has me most intrigued!

  4. Yeah I don't think Ben was actually in love with either girl! I think he needs a girl who is a mix of the two - I don't see this one lasting but I'm SO excited for JoJo as bachelorette!!!!

  5. Loved last night's episode! SO glad JoJo is the new bachelorette.

  6. I am so glad Jojo is the next bachelorette! I cannot wait! I would love to read Andi's book but also Seans. Who am I kidding? I'd read them all!

  7. I am SOOOOO HAPPY that Jojo is the next Bachelorette and Caila isn't- when rumors were spreading about that I was like PLEASE NO. I also think Jojo was more suited to Ben (but didn't think that til this very last episode, before that I had called Lauren since week 1 as well), but whatever... I'm just so happy Caila's not Bachelorette, haha. And I'd want to win Andi's book when it comes out!

  8. I'm so happy JoJo is the next bachelorette. I'm a little skeptical about this pair lasting haha.

    xoxo, Jenny

  9. I think last night was one of the best endings yet! Now I'm ready for next season!

  10. Okay, I LOVED this season! I am so happy the ended up together...they seem like a genuine couple!!

    xo Ashley

  11. I actually thought that the parents seemed to like JoJo more even if they agreed that Lauren was more "polished" I was REALLY hoping that JoJo won. Thank God she is the next Bachelorette (yay!!) or I would be pretty moody today lol. Fun recap!

  12. I did not want it to be Lauran, and how he treated Jojo was not ok! However, I am sooo happy that Jojo is the new bachelorette, she is absolutely perfect for it! She deserves to have men all over her! Lauren was just too boring for me, but I do think the two of them will last! Thanks for sharing all season long!

  13. oh the bachelor! it is such an interesting show and very frustrating for the runner up. Poor JoJo but hey now she'll be in Ben's shoes. i thought Lauren's ring was a bit too much and i am so glad they didn't give in and get married last night

  14. Ah I needed this post! I haven't just seen it yet! Thank you so much for sharing.

    I sort of stopped caring about Ben halfway through ha, he just seemed a little fake to me!

    Such a good recap babe. xoxox

  15. I am excited for him and Lauren B, but even more excited to see Jojo as the Bachelorette!

    ​xx katie // a touch of teal

  16. I was excited!! I picked Lauren from night one! And I think they go together so perfectly. I'm also looking forward to seeing Jojo as the Bachelorette!

    And as far as which book I want to read... I really want to read Emily's book! I loved her and I think her book sounds so good.


I love hearing from all of you and greatly appreciate all your feedback and comments! xx Kristen