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In light of The Bachelor spoilers, revealing not only the rumored winner of this season but the rumored Bachelorette this summer, last night was not a shock.

You didn't even need any spoilers to predict this outcome, honestly. With two of Brad Womack's remaining three women, there is serious chemistry going on.

With the third, it's like they had been trying too hard to make it work.

When you have to try that hard, it's not meant to be. So it goes. How did everything play out in South Africa last night? Here's THG's trademark +/- recap!

Brad Womack: Bachelor

We're not usually enamored with their choice of venues, but South Africa truly is stunning, especially in HD. You really feel like you're there in person. Plus 8.

Chantal O'Brien has put on noticeable weight this season. She looks hotter! We worry she may be a stress eater, but it doesn't look bad on her at all. Plus 5.

Wisdom from Chantal: "If I'm getting engaged to someone, the thought is that I'm planning on marrying them, not getting engaged thinking that I'm going to get unengaged." Who does she think this guy is, Jason Mesnick? Minus 7.

Speaking of, happy anniversary to Jason and Molly, who honeymooned at this very South African reserve (what are the odds). Glad they're going strong. Plus 4.

Chantal was QUITE excited about getting it on. Plus 3, but ...

The fantasy suite is an outdoor treehouse? Cool as it is that such a thing exists, that sounds like every woman's nightmare, not fantasy. Fail, Chris. Minus 6.

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This evening on The Bachelor, Brad Womack takes his final three potential wives - Ashley Hebert, Chantal O'Brien and Emily Maynard - to South Africa.

There can be only one Final Rose doled out March 14, though, which means two emotional decisions await Brad before then. Two beauties must be cut.

We now know for sure who wins that final rose - and if you've been reading The Bachelor spoilers up until now, it's actually NOT who you think.

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  • Chantal O'Brien Photo
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Will Brad pick Ashley (left), Chantal (center) or Emily (right)?

Last week, we reported that one of the women above would be the next Bachelorette. This still appears to be the case. But the winner of this season?

Intelligence now suggests a different conclusion to the finale than we believed to be accurate as recently as this weekend. So who's it gonna be?

Follow the jump for all The Bachelor spoilers ...

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Last night on The Bachelor, four lucky women brought Brad Womack home to meet their families across this nation. Three will accompany him to South Africa.

It was quite the two-hour episode, featuring a trip to the mortuary, an awkward date with Emily's daughter and plenty of slice-of-life moments for ol' Brad.

How did last night play out? Who's going on to the final destination and whose trip home turned out to be one-way? Here's THG's trademark +/- recap!

Brad Womack: Bachelor

With no time in the mansion and no Michelle Money, that means no festering drama or cat fights this week. Plus 5. But also Minus 4, 'cause we miss you Michelle.

Minus 3 for the random, unexplained stop in New York.

Date #1 goes to Chantal O'Brien, who The Bachelor spoilers seem to think has a good chance of winning this thing. Plus 6, because you can absolutely see why.

If Brad Womack ever appears like he's natural or semi-normal, it's with Chantal. Plus 7. When they discuss moving in together, you know she has a leg up.

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Michelle Money, who was sent home after her amazing SI Swimsuit Issue mauling of Brad Womack on The Bachelor this week, has no hard feelings toward Brad.

Nor does she harbor any ill will toward Chantal O'Brien, her biggest rival.

That said, she's definitely pulling for Emily Maynard to win it all.

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"[Brad] needs someone soft-spoken and feminine. She's just a Southern belle, ladylike and sweet. Emily will be the one who ends up with him," she says.

"If that's what she wants. It'll be more about her choosing him."

Emily Maynard, of course, has had her own struggles opening up.

As for Chantal? "I don't have anything against her," Money swears. "She's a beautiful, smart woman. It's unfortunate everyone only got to see the catty side."

"Chantal was hard to know. She keeps her distance from women. I ever saw her, I'd give her the biggest hug, [but] I still don't think she's right for Brad."

What do you think? Who's better for Brad?

 

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Three of the girls on The Bachelor posed for the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue last night. As we discussed in our Bachelor recap, this was both hot and awkward.

Ashley Hebert and Chantal O'Brien certainly looked the part of SI models, but when it came time for Michelle Money's turn, she unleashed her crazy side yet again.

The bad news? Her near-topless mounting of Brad Womack drove Chantal to tears and made viewers queasy. The good news? It ultimately ran her out of town.

Here's the SI swimsuit issue shoot in its sexy, uncomfortable entirety:

While Irina Shayk took the Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover, Ashley and Chantal killed it during their shoots and gave any of the supermodels a run for their ...

Sorry. As for Michelle, the unstable, sexually aggressive schtick had a good run, but officially ran its course after this. Even Brad came to his senses eventually.

Who do you want to win The Bachelor?

 

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Last night on The Bachelor saw four women punch their tickets to hometown dates, while we wanted to punch Brad Womack for his inability to emote. At all.

In fairness, he did open up to Emily a bit, and it did take some inner strength to "break protocol" for the women ... but seriously, lighten up, Jake. Er, Brad.

How did last night play out? Who's going on hometown dates and saying the word hometown 47 times in the process? Here's THG's trademark +/- recap!

Brad Womack: Bachelor

The first of three one-on-one dates went to Emily Maynard. It started slowly, but Brad did open up and tell her that she's getting a rose at the ceremony. Plus 10.

Give him credit for breaking that rule (no roses were to be doled out on dates). But Minus 6 for calling her daughter Rickie the biggest "thing" in her life. Thing?

Shawntel Newton just flies under the radar. Odd, since she's a mortician. There's just nothing about her to dislike ... or to make you think she has a chance. Even.

Back to his rule-breaking ways, Brad gives Britt the ax in mid-date, sending her off the yacht on a dinghy! Then she has to pack in front of the other girls! Plus 7.

Michelle: "I do NOT want to go on a date with you guys." Whack job. Minus 3.

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In a cross-promotional effort somewhere between awesome and terrible, Monday's episode of The Bachelor will feature a date with Brad Womack in which three of the remaining ladies will pose for the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue!

Move over, Brooklyn Decker. Make room for Ashley Hebert ...

Don't get us wrong. Ashley, Chantal O’Brien and Michelle Money are all attractive girls worthy of inclusion. But c'mon, we're talking about The Bachelor, people.

The SI swimsuit issue may have jumped the shark with this PR stunt, desperate to make a splash (pun intended) in the Free-Internet-Pics-of-Hot-Girls era.

Nevertheless, you can't deny that Michelle Money, for all her psycho stalker antics, has a ridiculous body she will flaunt in this setting. Chantal isn't far behind.

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This week's episode of The Bachelor featured a trip to Costa Rica, Michelle upping the crazy to levels we didn't know existed and two more women eliminated.

One of whom we pretty much forgot was still on the show, a sign that it's been a pretty smooth ride for Brad so far. The tough decisions will really begin next week.

How did last night's dates play out? Who went home and who are the final six remaining? Let's break it all down right here in THG's trademark +/- recap!

Brad Womack: Bachelor

Michelle, after Chantal Ohhhh received the first one-on-one date: "All I can do is be myself, be patient, and hope that she gets attacked by monkeys." Plus 8.

Obligatory Bachelor zip line / "take the plunge together" moment! Minus 5.

Chantal O’Brien in a men's white button-down shot? Not so unhot. Plus 12.

The good news about this date, which obviously ended with her getting a rose, was that Brad actually appeared human. The bad news? This is rare. Minus 4.

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Monday's episode of The Bachelor featured a dreaded 2-on-1 date, some emotional outbursts, a faux dominatrix and the most lopsided date of all time.

The fifth week of the season felt a bit like filler, or at least like its sole goal was to build tensions and feelings for the final few weeks when it really gets good.

That said, there were memorable moments, good and bad. How did it all play out? Who stayed and who left? Let's break it down in THG's classic +/- recap!

Brad Womack and Emily

Amazing that a NASCAR-themed date was selected.

Shawntel gets the rose on the first solo date, and it's well-earned. The embalmer doesn't get the PR, but she seems very nice and down-to-earth. Plus 9.

Emily Maynard goes on a group date in which they go to a NASCAR track to take laps. Emily's late fiance was a race car driver. Minus 14, Mike Fleiss. Cold.

She handles being jerked around with such grace, though. Plus 10, and Plus 5 more, because Brad seems to empathize and care for her very genuinely.

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You don't really need The Bachelor spoilers or the reigning Bachelorette, Ali Fedotowsky, to tell you who Brad Womack has eyes for this season.

Ali's top pick, if she were doling out roses on Brad's behalf? Southern sweetie Emily Maynard, the 24-year-old widow and single mom. Shocker!

"I think he’d be a great match with Emily," Ali said. "Sweet, southern, knockout, beautiful beautiful. She seems like a total package to me."

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Are Chantal O'Brien (left) and Emily Maynard locks for hometown dates?

The Fox 5 San Diego correspondent, who visited The Bachelor to "assist Brad" with fiance Robert Martinez, also clicked with Chantal O'Brien.

"She's so raw - matter of fact, down-to-earth," Fedotowsky said. "I don't know as much about a match with Brad, but I like her personally."

Those are our two picks to make the final rose ceremony as well. We just get a feeling they have an edge over all the other girls, don't you?

What do you think? Brad Womack should totally pick ...

 

Chantal O'Brien Biography

Chantal O'Brien Pic Chantal O’Brien is a contestant on The Bachelor in Brad Womack's (second season). She is first girl out of the limo who slaps Brad... More »
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Mercer Island, Washington
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Chantal O'Brien
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