It's that time of year again!
Not for The Bachelor - that's still two months away - but for The Bachelor spoilers that annually give away major details before the season even starts! Woo hoo!
What can we expect from the 2013, 17th season of ABC's not-at-all-scripted guilty pleasure, starring Bachelorette finalist Sean Lowe? Read on to find out!
The man, the myth, the Bachelor spoilers legend Reality Steve has done it again. The constant thorn in Mike Fleiss' side has Sean's final four and more!
In fact, we even know who wins the final rose and if they're engaged!
Who are the lucky ladies? Follow the jump for photos and details ...
In alphabetical order by first name, Sean Lowe's top four are:
AshLee Frazier! Yes, which the capital “L” in the middle. Obviously.
She's 32 years old and hails from Houston, TX. AshLee is a Personal Organizer for “Love It! Organized.” Her dad Bruce Frazier, is a pastor. Good fit for Sean!
Catherine Giudici! From Seattle, she's a Visual Designer at Amazon.
Desiree Hartsock! A fashion designer for Serenity Bridal in Newport Beach, Calif., she likes riding horses, according to Steve. That's always nice.
Lindsay Yenter! She's from Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.
What do you think, based on the cheesy ABC head shots? Does Sean have good taste? We'll post more information and details as they become available.
Sean Lowe's hometown dates with these four ladies were filmed October 27-November 1, with the rose ceremony cutting the field to three last Friday.
The final three are now in Thailand for overnight dates and the final rose ceremony.
It's unclear as of now who made the final three, but when we know, so will you.
UPDATE, 11/30/12: The results are in, and the lucky winner has been revealed.
After Sean Lowe narrows the field to the final four women reported above:
- Desiree Hartsock is eliminated after the hometown dates.
- AshLee Frazier is eliminated in the final three.
- Lindsay Yenter is the runner-up this season.
- Catherine Giudici wins the final rose.
- Sean Lowe proposes to her.
- They're engaged.
“Technically I will not be vindicated until the finale airs," sayeth Reality Steve, "but I’m not worried in the least bit about being wrong about this. It’s not wrong."
"Sean is engaged to Catherine and you will see that play out in March.”
We'll post more details of how they get to that point soon. Until then, all we can do is sit back, watch it play out and be entertained despite knowing the outcome.
UPDATE, 1/3/13: In case you're curious, the season reportedly plays out this way:
Episode 1 Eliminations: Ashley H, Paige Vigil, Lacey Latka, Lauren Marchetti, KeriAnn Miranda, Kelly Dutton, and Ashley Palenkas.
Episode 2 Eliminations: Diana Willardson and Brooke Burchette. Katie Levans left during the group date cocktail party.
Episode 3 Eliminations: Kristy Kaminski and Taryn Daniels. Kacie Boguskie is eliminated before rose ceremony begins.
Episode 4 Eliminations: Amanda Meyer, Leslie Hughes (sent home during her date).
Episode 5 Eliminations: Robyn Howard (ceremony), Jackie (sent home on date).
Episode 6 Eliminations: Sarah (eliminates herself after the group date), Selma, Daniella.
Episode 7 Eliminations: Tierra LiCausi (has a meltdown and leaves before ceremony), Lesley Murphy.
Episode 8 Elimination: Desiree Hartsock (after hometown dates).
Episode 9 Elimination: AshLee Frazier (after overnight dates).
Episode 10: The Women Tell All Special. Always a good time.
Episode 11 Elimination: Lindsay Yenter (final rose ceremony).
Reportedly, this went down as most past final rose ceremonies have; both approached Sean, he bid Lindsay farewell and proposed to Catherine Giudici.
UPDATE, 1/29/13: Through the first four weeks at least, the elimination of the first group of women has played out exactly according to this report.
For the next three weeks, intel is somewhat sketchier, but we would be very, very surprised if the final four women were not the ones reported above.
UPDATE, 2/5/13: As reported above, Robyn and Jackie are out, while Daniella McBride is still around. As is Tierra LiCausi, who's becoming a nightmare.
Don't expect her to last until the hometowns, fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on your perspective), but she has at least one more episode to wreak havoc.
Speaking of which, The Bachelor is back on tonight with its a first-ever Tuesday 9 p.m. episode. Because two hours a week. Not enough. We need FOUR.
UPDATE, 2/6/13: For Sarah, Selma and Daniella, the dream is shattered. For Tierra, Lesley, Lindsay, Catherine, AshLee and Desiree, it lives on.
With five episodes to go, we're pretty confident of the above results' accuracy. We'll be updating you with any details or corrections as it plays out.
UPDATE, 2/12/13: Looks like the intel and predictions rang true again. Lesley was eliminated, while Tierra basically eliminated herself by losing it.
UPDATE, 2/19/13: Phew. It was close there for a minute, but Desiree got the axe, sending AshLee, Catherine and Lindsay on to the overnight dates.
If you've read the spoilers above, you know how things supposedly play out. We'll know for certain in the coming weeks, and update you as needed.
UPDATE, 2/26/13: AshLee's gone after a heartbreaking ending. That leaves Lindsay and Catherine to vie for the final rose on the March 11 finale.
UPDATE, 3/5/13: The Women Tell All offered a few surprises - most notably AshLee accusing Sean of lying about his feelings for Lindsay and Catherine.
No changes to the reported ending of the season, however. So we ask you, readers, with one week remaining in what has been a truly epic season ...
Was it the right call for Sean to send AshLee home?
Who would you want to win of the final two? Vote:
UPDATE, 3/11/13: Yup, Catherine Giudici it is. After The Bachelor finale, it seemed like it was in doubt ... but if you read this, it never really was.
In the end, despite all the hype over the letter, it played out just like past seasons, with both of the final two both appearing at the final rose ceremony.
Lindsay Yenter was rejected. It was sad. Sean Lowe then gave his final rose to Catherine Giudici. It ended up being a love letter that she wrote.
He proposed. She said yes. And they are engaged. Congratulations to Catherine Giudici and Sean Lowe, and our hearts go out to Lindsay Yenter.
Was it the right call? Did he blow this? Comment below!
What do you all think? Will Sean and Catherine last?