Chris Soules and ABC’s The Bachelor 2015 have had some interesting shooting locations already in Season 19. According to Reality Steve’s spoilers via Twitter, even the rose ceremony where Chris narrowed his final four down to his final three had a bit of a surprise factored in. Where did Soules and his final four ladies film the rose ceremony?
Typically the final four to final three rose ceremony is held in Los Angeles, and the lead and final trio then jet off to somewhere more exotic. While initially Reality Steve’s spoilers for The Bachelor 2015 indicated that this season would follow form, production threw in a surprise. Instead of going to California, Chris Soules and his final four ladies filmed the rose ceremony in Dubuque, Iowa.
The Bachelor spoilers from Reality Steve indicated that the rose ceremony was filmed at the Hotel Julian Friday night in Dubuque. Why go this route? This is the second time this season that the show has filmed in Iowa, which happens to be where Soules lives. This is a pretty unusual move, though, and nobody is quite sure why the producers are going this route.
Are Chris and the producers anxious to see how the ladies really will adapt to and embrace Iowa since that’s where his life is? Did Soules coordinate with the show to have some time close to home due to business reasons? Chris is from Arlington, which is about an hour away from Dubuque, so not far away but not exactly right down the road either.
Other Reality Steve spoilers have indicated that after the rose ceremony, Soules and his final three ladies were flying to Bali for the overnight dates, final dates, and final rose ceremony. Which three ladies will join Chris?
The final four haven’t been fully revealed quite yet, though Steve has identified three of the four: Jade Roper, Whitney Bischoff, and Becca Tilley. Who is the mysterious fourth lady? Who got cut in Dubuque Friday night? Fans will have to stay tuned for more details. Updated: Steve now says that Kaitlyn Bristowe is that fourth hometown date recipient.
The Telegraph Herald managed to snap a few shots of Chris Soules in Dubuque on Friday night, confirming The Bachelor spoilers from Reality Steve that the show was in town. Steve also shared some tweets from others who spotted the crew setting up at the hotel.
It will be interesting to see how the bachelorettes this season react to the chosen filming locations, as this has not been an exotic slate of cities. At the same time, this may give Soules an opportunity to see which ladies are truly sincere in their willingness to embrace his Iowa life.
Will Chris Soules find love? Which bachelorette will receive his final rose? Tune in to ABC’s The Bachelor 2015 beginning on Monday, January 5 to see how it all plays out.
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