SPOILERS ahead from The Bachelor 2020 Season 24.
Bachelor Peter Weber -- Pilot Pete, Pete of the windmill sex -- is winding down his accident-prone season of The Bachelor. He's landed on the hopefully smooth runway of a final four. (Update: We now know up to Peter's final two, but the ending remains a tantalizing mystery...)
The Bachelorette alum had to cancel an early season date from illness (reportedly food poisoning, but really from Hannah Brown) and had a freak accident on a golf course during The Bachelor Season 24 filming, requiring multiple stitches. The guy sounds like a mess, and at least one woman left of her own volition, but that's all right, 'cause all any guy needs is one potential fiancée. (Unless that guy is Jed Wyatt.)
Spoiler guru Reality Steve has been sharing updates during The Bachelor 2020 filming, which is happening per the usual schedule of September to November before the January premiere. Bachelor Peter is down to his final four ladies, which means we should be seeing these ladies' hometown dates during the 2020 season. Here are Bachelor Peter's final four:
And here's what they look like, along with their ages. (Peter is 28.)
A couple of those names may be familiar to Bachelor fans by now -- although Steve's own early pick to win is long gone. The Bachelor's Hannah Sluss is good friends with fellow model Hannah Godwin, who was a finalist on last year's The Bachelor with Colton Underwood. Hannah G. went on to get engaged during Bachelor in Paradise.
Hannah G. also won Colton's first impression rose last year, and that tradition reportedly continued with her buddy Hannah S in Bachelor Peter's season. However, there is something of a curse attached to the first impression rose and so far no Bachelor lady has "won" in the end after getting the first rose. Will Hannah S. break the curse?
There are A LOT of pageant girls on Bachelor Peter's season, which makes sense, I suppose, since the last Bachelorette was beauty queen Hannah Brown, and the Bachelorette was almost her pageant rival Caelynn Miller-Keyes. Apparently we're getting more petty pageant drama early in Season 24. Great.
Madison Prewett is from Alabama, like our Bachelorette Hannah. She is also a pageant alum. Her dad is an assistant basketball coach at Auburn University. Apparently Madi also won $8,000 on The Price Is Right? She can keep Peter, I'm jealous of that.
Kelsey Weier was Miss Iowa 2017, so she's also on the pageant circuit. Victoria Fuller, on the other hand, has some different drama going on. Turns out, she used to date country singer Chase Rice -- who was also runner-up on Survivor: Nicaragua. Of course, The Bachelor maximized that drama by staging a musical date with Chase Rice, and Peter took Victoria F.
She was reportedly NOT happy about that decision. According to Reality Steve's tweets, once Victoria F. and Peter got off stage with Chase, Victoria was "visibly upset talking to her producer with her arms crossed. Peter talked to Chase first. Then Victoria went to talk to Chase behind the tent w/ 2 camera crews filming the entire time. Soooo yeah, definitely more to this story."
The Bachelor 2020 has more than one dramatic Victoria on its hands. Apparently Victoria Paul also gets caught up in some drama with fellow contestant Alayah....
Ultimately, Victoria P. is said to quit at Final 6:
There should be a lot of drama ahead, but who will Bachelor Peter pick in the end, and will he get engaged? Sounds like Hannah Sluss is going to get a lot of attention all season, but we'll have to wait and see if she ends up The Chosen One. Odds are good that he'll pick a pageant alum, or he might go for Chase's ex-girlfriend. Why is there always a country musician causing background drama on The Bachelor?!
The Bachelor will also have to show Peter's "freak accident," when he reportedly fell while carrying two glasses on location in Costa Rica. According to Us Weekly, he needed 22 stitches. So he was walking around like this for a while:
I'm not saying Mike Johnson would never fall while carrying two glasses and get 22 stitches as Bachelor, but I'm thinking it.
Keep Bachelor Peter's final four in mind as you watch his season, and start thinking about who you'd want him to pick in the end, who you'd want to see as the next Bachelorette, and who you're willing to watch date that Bachelorette's men on Bachelor in Paradise.
The fun begins when The Bachelor Season 24 premieres Monday, January 6, 2020 on ABC.
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Gina grew up in Massachusetts and California in her own version of The Parent Trap. She went to three different middle schools, four high schools, and three universities -- including half a year in Perth, Western Australia. She currently lives in a small town in Maine, the kind Stephen King regularly sets terrible things in, so this may be the last you hear from her.