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The Bachelor Finale: Who's Getting A Ring Tonight?

I have a confession to make: this season of The Bachelor has me hooked. Normally it's a guilty pleasure that I only watch passively but this year has been different — mostly because of the bachelor himself.

Matt is a financier from London who is educated, athletic, charming, has an accent (obvs) and seems genuinely close to his tight-knit family. On occasion, he has convinced me that he's in this thing to find a wife he truly loves, despite full knowledge that this process has a terrible track record in the soul mate department.

Now he's whittled down his bevy of beauties to two women, and the previews suggest that he really will get down on one knee and ask one of them to marry him tonight. However deeply the feelings run between these reality TV stars is kinda beside the point. Those of us who have committed to the show expect a bended knee and a diamond and kissing in the end and it looks like Matt is going to deliver all of this tonight.

To see my thoughts on Matt's prospective brides-to-be and who I'm guessing he'll choose,


Shayne is only 23 years old, tan, an aspiring actress (red flag!), and the daughter of Lorenzo Lamas. Chelsea, on the other hand, is a tomboyish 25-year-old pharmaceutical sales representative who was raised in Colorado.

Shayne is young, admittedly "high maintenance," and makes Matt laugh mostly by pretending to be dumb. She's very touchy-feely with Matt who has nicknamed her "my little monkey." In the other corner we have Chelsea who calls Matt "buddy," has intense PDA hangups and is way more physically reserved (except for the "slipping into something more comfortable" episode when she put on a nightgown and removed her panties — in front of the cameras!).

So who will he pick? My money's on Shayne because their chemistry is undeniable and it seems like Matt can more easily put up with Shayne's dumb antics than with having absolutely nothing to talk about with Chelsea.

Who do you think is getting the ring tonight?

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missyp missyp 9 years
really funny to read all of these comments, having been on the show this season. I'm a long-time Sugar Babe, and have had to keep my lips sealed until now that the show is OVER! I was really excited to see Buzz cover this season of the Bachelor.
advo advo 9 years
I started to watch the show because of the reasons stated in the openi g of the post. But it only took me three episodes to find out that Matt is a douchebag, and that it definitelyv wasn't worth wasting time on. I was supremely surprised by how easily it was for him to slip his tongue into a new girl, one sec after kissing another and even very early in the show! What a d*ck!
RaCheer RaCheer 9 years
Chelsea is so annoying! I'm so happy he picked Shayne...they make a wonderful couple and I loooove her personality!
Lynne Lynne 9 years
To quote Chelsea (who was my pick for him after he booted Amanda :( ), "He's a fool. He is a fool."
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
see - i guessed shayne (and mind you i didn't really watch much of the season). i just think that although he really wants things to work with chelsea (the reason for sending the other girl home when there were 3 left), he knows that it's too much of an effort. i think that he made the right choice.
oliveoyle625 oliveoyle625 9 years
I actually tuned in after reading this post, and I have to say, they genuinely look like they were both smitten with each other and are kind of cute. I admit I didn't see prior episodes, but Shayne doesn't seem that bad, is she? It just seemed kind of funny that whenever she had her commentary, it sounded like she was reading from a teleprompter or something. It was a very cute way to end the show and their happy ending. Who knows? Maybe they will last, although, I have to agree with some of the others, he seems too good for her.
kurniakasih kurniakasih 9 years
The blonde one is the daughter of Lorenzo Lamas? LOL. She's there not for him :p She's there for TV time! Whoever he chose, they won't last :D That's my prediction and I'm sticking to it.
nomerz nomerz 9 years
I haven't watched this season at all, but that Chelsea chick has a serious case of bitchface.
Berlin Berlin 9 years
he's totally picking Shayne..unless chelsea changed her manicures! Thanks for the upclose hand giveaway ABC lol
ncstategirl ncstategirl 9 years
I am still in denial about him voting off Noelle and Meeps. I liked both of them.... My money is on Shayne tonight.
DreaAST DreaAST 9 years
I don't like either of these girls. I was shocked when he sent Amanda home. I really thought he was going to pick her and I wish he would have. So, it will be interesting to see who he ends up with.
jopperma jopperma 9 years
I think both of them are awful... I thought this bachelor was going to be a good one... WRONG
lelalela lelalela 9 years
he will pick chelsea. i wouldnt have kept her after the last episode, but it seems like he really wants to make it work with her. that's my guess any way.
javsmav javsmav 9 years
If he picks Shayne, then it's obvious he is not interested in finding true love. He wants fame, a green card, and his own acting career. Although, it doesn't matter who he picks, by Friday we'll have a statement announcing that the couple has separated (but still has great respect for the other, blah, blah, blah). Of course, I'm still watching tonight to see who he picks & am rooting for Chelsea...not that I like her, but I HATE Shayne.
LisaK LisaK 9 years
:OOPS: oops < a href= "" >green card< /a>
Entertainment Entertainment 9 years
How psyched were you when Meeps called him out on his bull in the episode when he let her go? I'm pretty sure she called him a douchebag. And I generally like Matt (for the most part, though he can be sleazy), but that was still so satisfying because he was ridiculous to let her go.
LisaK LisaK 9 years
I made the mistake of reading the message boards at Posters on there have screenshots of the hand he is putting the ring on and have analyzed it to death!! One even claims, you can see a healing scratch and Shayne had a band aid on one of the episodes, so it has to be her. Some even claim they can see the reflection of a yellow dress - what Shayne is wearing. BUT don't get to excited, there are just as many Chelsea predictions. TMZ claims he just wants a green card
Happsmjc Happsmjc 9 years
I agree with both of you---I loved Amanda! What was he thinking getting rid of her? I never liked Shayne and thought she should have left the second episode when she threw that hissy fit--I just am not that fond of either of the two left :(
MrsJigglesworth MrsJigglesworth 9 years
I think he'll pick Shayne because of their chemistry. If he picks Chelsea I'll be shocked. (I think he is "too good" for both.)
nelsonae nelsonae 9 years
I totally agree with you mellow. Meeps was my choice for him but you can't really deny that has something for Shayne. So I'm guessing he'll choose her. I'm really surprised Chelsea is even still around.
mellow2424 mellow2424 9 years
Though I'm personally still bummed that Matt gave Meeps the boot, my guess is he'll pick Shayne. Of course, the bachelor likes to lead the audience towards one bachelorette and have the other girl chosen at the end.
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