The Bachelor’s 18th season on ABC is just a few episodes old, but already, one Bachelorette looks to be rising to the top of the competition: Nikki Farrell.
To those avid readers of The Bachelor spoilers, this is not surprising. We won't give away too much here, but you can follow the link to learn more.
What we will say is that she's not getting sent home anytime soon, which should be obvious if you've observed how she makes Juan Pablo Galavis swoon.
Juan Pablo’s reception of her during the season premiere (watch The Bachelor online to see that and the next two episodes) appeared to set the tone.
The 26-year-old, blonde Missouri native, a pediatric nurse and part-time model, did not secure the first impression rose, she was noticed for sure.
Nikki Farrell presented him with a stethoscope so that he could “hear how nervous and excited she was.” JPG was excited too, not-so-subtly feeling her up.
In each of the next two weeks, she's won the group date rose, no doubt sparking jealousy among the rest of the women ... and that's only the beginning.
Soothsayer Reality Steve suggests that Farrell may just turn out to be the "villain" - the least liked woman in the house on Season 18 of The Bachelor.
If she also won the final rose, it would make her a member of an exclusive club with the likes of Vienna Girardi, Shayne Lamas and Courtney Robertson.
None of whom stayed engaged to The Bachelor, it's worth noting.
It remains to be seen if Nikki Farrell makes it all the way, or whether she (or whomever wins this season) stays together with Juan Pablo Galavis.
We would have to bet against that, if only because of statistics.
The track record just isn't good, despite a recent uptick. Here's a look at recent Bachelor and Bachelorette couples and whether they're still together ...