The season premiere of The Bachelor 2016 will have Ben Higgins meeting the 28 women that are going to try and win him over. By the time the Jan. 4 episode is over, Ben will have already sent seven women home by not giving them a rose, and it will be down to 21. Well, by the end of the second episode, airing on Jan. 11, Ben sends two more women home, but a third decides to leave on her own.
Please let it be known that there are possible spoilers ahead for the new season of The Bachelor starring Ben Higgins. If you don’t want to know them, stop reading now.
The ABC preview for the first episode details how Ben gets to not only meet the 28 women trying to win his love, but also a mini-horse and some other drama. But it didn’t take long for him to see that not everyone was compatible with him, though, and he sends some home.
As for the second episode, Reality Steve reported that it also takes place in Los Angeles, and actually has 10 women split into teams of two at Verdugo Hills High School. Back in September, the school got on its official Twitter account and revealed their arrival. The tweet was later deleted, but the info is still out there.
“Did you know The Bachelor filmed at Verdugo this weekend? This is the school for you!”
It’s quite likely that ABC got a hold of them and quickly let them know that the tweet needed to be taken down.
Still, there were five teams of women with Chris Harrison at the school and dressed as a professor. Teams had to compete in school subjects and one team was eliminated after each round. Here were the teams:
- Jubilee & Lace
- Jen & LB
- Mandi & Amber
- Lauren H. & Jackie
- KoKo & Becca
When it all came down to it, Mandi and Amber won the competition, but then had to face off against one another in hurdles to determine the one winner. Mandi ended up winning the whole thing and got to ride around the track with Ben, but it was JoJo getting this group date rose.
Next up, Chris Harrison had a “planned” date for Ben with Caila Quinn which ended up being a one-on-one. Ice Cube and Kevin Hart showed up to promote their movie Ride Along 2 before driving the couple around and letting them have dinner. Caila ended up getting a rose.
The second group date saw Ben take out Shushanna, Olivia, Sam, Haley, Emily, and Amanda for some compatibility testing.
This is really kind of a weird segment where the girls are in sports bras while Ben is just in his boxers. All run on the treadmill while hooked up to wires measuring their pulse, and then Ben smells them afterward for some reason or another.
Olivia ends up getting the second group date rose. Leah, Lauren B., Jami, and Rachel don’t have dates in episode two.
The rose ceremony eliminations for episode 2 of the 2016 season of The Bachelor sees two women not given a rose by Ben, but three end up going home. Jackie Dion and Sam Passmore are eliminated, but one woman just leaves on her own.
As Ben goes to give Lauren Barr a rose, she actually ends up turning it down. She states that the show wasn’t what she was expecting and really doesn’t want to be there anymore, so she leaves.
The Bachelor 2016 is in full swing now, and Ben Higgins’ season is already filled with a lot of drama. After episode 2, there will be just 18 women remaining which means it’s gone from 28 to 18 in just a matter of two weeks, but there is still a lot more to come.
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