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 ...
1. Ashley Hebert and JP Rosenbaum
Ashley Hebert and JP Rosenbaum are married. He won her heart on The Bachelorette.
2. Brad Womack and Emily Maynard
Brad Womack and Emily Maynard did not last. He chose no one on his first stint on The Bachelor, making in 0-for-2.
3. Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi
Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi got engaged on The Bachelor. They broke up in epic fashion and did not last long, to the surprise of no one.
4. Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici
Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici got engaged on The Bachelor in 2013. They are set to wed in early 2014.
5. Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried
Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried got engaged on The Bachelorette in 2013. They are still a thing!
6. Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney
Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney got engaged, and married, and had a kid! After he dumped his final rose recipient Melissa Rycroft and chose Molly instead ... close enough.
7. Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson
Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson got engaged on The Bachelor, and lasted for about a year. They broke up.
8. Emily Maynard and Jef Holm
Emily Maynard and Jef Holm broke up really fast. She chose Jef with one F over Sean Lowe on The Bachelorette. Bad call.
9. Ali Fedotowsky and Roberto Martinez
Ali Fedotowsky and Roberto Martinez dated for a long while. They didn't last, however.
10. Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski
Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski's engagement was short-lived. She's better off for it.
11. Jesse Csincsak and Deanna Pappas
Jesse Csincsak and Deanna Pappas got engaged after The Bachelorette chose him over Jason Mesnick. Did not take.
12. Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter
Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter have been together so long, we forget that she was ever not Mrs. Ryan Sutter. They have been married for a decade and have two kids!