Aspiring model and actress Britt Nilsson might have been voted off The Bachelorette but in real life, she could be considered the true winner.
The 11th season of The Bachelorette featured an interesting twist. Instead of having one eligible bachelorette choose among a group of men, ABC decided to have two ladies compete for the affections of 25 men.
In the latest season of the show, Nilsson was put up against Kaitlyn Bristowe, but was eliminated during the first rose ceremony. Bristowe won the majority of votes, but one contestant wasn't happy with the results. After Nilsson was eliminated, singer-songwriter Brady Toops bowed out of the competition.
In a tense moment, Toops told Bristowe that he had to "follow his heart," and his heart was apparently with Nilsson. Fortunately for the love-struck contestant, the show's host, Chris Harrison, helped him to get in touch with the eliminated bachelorette. Soon enough, Toops found himself knocking on Nilsson's hotel room door.
In a recent interview with Jimmy Kimmel, Nilsson recalled how Toops chased her down after her elimination. She admitted that she was disappointed that she wasn't chosen for the show, which was why she was crying in her hotel room when Toops arrived. She said that she was "very surprised" when Toops asked her for a shot at love.
"I guess Chris Harrison felt bad about letting me go, so, he gave Brady my hotel room number," she told Kimmel. "It is pretty smooth, it's very gentlemanly, I thought it was sweet. He comes to my door and I was very surprised. It will be on the show next week."
Nilsson also admitted that since their hotel room meeting, the two have been hanging out "pretty much every day." An insider also revealed that the two are now going strong.
"Brady and Britt are still together. They're very happy," the source said. The source also added that the pair recently watched a Nashville Predators game together.
Furthermore, their happy relationship was confirmed by Bachelorette guru Reality Steve. According to him, Nilsson and Toops have been painting Nashville red by going on dates all over Toops' hometown.
Meanwhile, ABC has been receiving some heat from critics for the new twist they introduced on The Bachelorette's 11th season. After the premiere aired, former bachelor Sean Lowe emphasized on his blog how having two women in the competition "transfers the power back to the men on the show specifically for women." He also wrote that Bristowe and Nilsson pitched themselves to the men "as if they were running for student body president."
[Images via bradytoops / Instagram]