Who wins The Bachelor? Clare vs. Nikki
It's down to the final two on The Bachelor: hairstylist Clare and pediatric nurse Nikki. Who will win Juan Pablo's heart? You be the judge.
Nikki is a 26-year-old pediatric nurse from Kearney, Missouri. She is 5 feet 9 inches tall and has four tattoos. Her greatest achievement is her nursing degree and pursuing her dream job.
Clare is a 32-year-old hairstylist from Sacramento, California. She is 5 feet 5 inches tall and has two tattoos. She says that her greatest achievement is owning her own business and becoming successful in her own eyes.
Nikki wowed Juan Pablo, and may or may not have accidentally put Juan Pablo's hand on her boob instead of her heart. According to Chris Harrison, that's exactly what happened. Oops! But Juan Pablo didn't need to cop a feel on the first night to feel the attraction. The two instantly hit it off.
Who could forget Clare exiting the limo in that fuchsia dress with a giant baby bump? It was fake, but Juan Pablo didn't seem to mind either way. He was too busy staring into her eyes, and she couldn't stop smiling.
Nikki and Juan Pablo shared their first make-out sesh in Episode 5, while hanging upside down after jumping off a bridge, no less. That's definitely one way to make it memorable.
Clare was the first to get a one-on-one date with Juan Pablo in Episode 2, and she wasted no time snuggling up to him in that hot tub. The two shared quite the steamy encounter.
Kiss count (on camera, at least)
- Pecks: 12
- Make outs: 5
- Hot tub kisses: 0
- Total: 17
- Pecks: 4
- Make outs: 11
- Hot tub kisses: 3
- Total: 18
Nikki's hometown date went about as smoothly as possible considering the circumstances. Nikki spilled her heart to her mother, explaining she would accept a proposal if he asked. Nikki's dad counseled both his daughter and Juan Pablo, saying, "It's just as important for Nikki to select him as it is for Juan Pablo to select her." Though Nikki was ready to tell Juan Pablo she loved him, she backed out in the final moments.
There was definitely some family drama going on during Clare's hometown trip, but it wasn't between Juan Pablo and Clare's family. Clare and her sister got into it because Clare felt like her sister was ruining her moment and acting overbearing. The trip ended on a high note, though, when Clare's mother and Juan Pablo bonded.
"I either live or I die or I poop my pants."
"It's always been my lifelong dream to go swimming in a warm ocean."
Connection with Juan Pablo
Who do you think is the best match for Juan Pablo? Will he go home with Nikki, Clare or no one?