With just 13 contestants left on The Bachelor season 23, predictions are rolling in for who will get the coveted final rose. On Friday, Ellen DeGeneres made her own predictions for who will make Colton Underwood’s final two. Rather than giving any hint as to whether her choices are right, Underwood mostly played mum, though he did open up a bit about how he’s feeling now that the show is over.
During his appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Underwood did not reveal whether or not he’s engaged, but he did say, “I can say I’m definitely the happiest I’ve been in my life. I wouldn’t have gone on the show if I didn’t think it was going to be good.”
Underwood also reflected on contestant Caelynn Miller-Keyes’ bravery for talking to him about her past sexual assault during last week’s episode. When DeGeneres held up Miller-Keyes’ photo in a word association game, Underwood gave the word “brave.”
“There are a few moments this season that are actually bigger than the show itself,” Underwood said. “Caelynn is extremely brave, and the fact that she confided in me with that safe space, I think it also allowed me to grow as a person and realize in society, [we] need to take the time and actually listen.”
For her part, DeGeneres admitted that after getting to know Miller-Keyes during the last episode of The Bachelor, she believes Miller-Keyes will make it to the season finale. DeGeneres’ other prediction is Cassie Randolph, a favorite among her show’s staff.
“I don’t know how you’re going to narrow it down, but I think the final two are going to be Cassie and Caelynn,” DeGeneres said. Underwood hardly reacted, though he did clap with the rest of the audience. “Jimmy Kimmel and his wife, Molly, picked [Cassie] early on,” DeGeneres continued, “and a bunch of people here at the show picked Cassie but then, when I got to know [Caelynn] a little more, this last week, I think she’s fantastic, too. I think it’s one of the two of them.”
DeGeneres joked, “Or maybe both. Maybe it’s a new season. Maybe it’s the most dramatic rose ceremony ever and you get both of them. How ’bout that?”
“That would be crazy, huh?” Underwood joked back.
“That would be wonderful for you,” DeGeneres said. “Go from being a virgin to two wives.”
Underwood’s virginity has been such a hot topic in Bachelor Nation that part of his season’s marketing campaign was based on it. DeGeneres also asked Underwood about the fantasy suites, which he previously said were game-changing, and offered Underwood a pair of her branded underwear that read “still a virgin” or “not a virgin,” depending on how things are going for the Bachelor.