The Bachelor Ben Higgins has only three weeks to go before has to make one of the biggest decisions of his life. Will he get down on one knee and propose to his final pick or walk away from the final rose ceremony single? Although it’s possible that Ben already has his heart set on one of his ladies, he still has to go through the motions in front of the cameras, and that includes filming hometown dates this week.
According to blogger Reality Steve, Ben will eliminate two of his final six girls on Monday during a rose ceremony in his hometown of Warsaw, Indiana. The final four will then head back home and await Ben’s arrival for hometown dates and another very important rose ceremony that will determine which three girls get overnight dates.
According to Us Weekly, filming for the 20th season of the Bachelor started on September 24, with a rumored 28 girls showing up to meet Ben at the Bachelor mansion. Since then, the cast and crew have traveled from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, Mexico City, the Bahamas, and Warsaw, Indiana. Filming in Indiana will finish up on October 26 and fans who enjoy pre-show spoilers should keep a close eye on Twitter and Instagram for leaked photos from Ben’s upcoming hometown dates.
(SPOILER): Ben is on a 1-on-1 date Wrigley Field today. pic.twitter.com/XvbRf7jtfa
— RealitySteve (@RealitySteve) October 24, 2015
If Reality Steve‘s spoilers are correct, Ben will be eliminating two of his six remaining girls on Monday night before he leaves Warsaw: Lauren Bushnell, Becca Tilley, JoJo Fletcher, Emily Ferguson, Amanda Stanton, and Caila Quinn.
Ben will be traveling across the country for hometown dates, with filming for his first date scheduled for October 28. From the looks of the leaked filming schedule, he will travel to date number two on October 30, date three on November 1, and date four on November 3.
Here’s a list of the hometowns the girls are from — four of these locations are where Ben will be traveling to, so keep your eyes open for a camera crew if you live nearby.
Becca Tilley lives in San Diego, California, but met former Bachelor Chris Soules in her hometown of Shreveport, Louisiana last season. Reality Steve confirmed on Twitter that she is one of the final four and will have her hometown date in Shreveport on her birthday, October 30.
(SPOILER): Becca will be getting a hometown date next Fri the 30th in Shreveport, LA. On her bday. Just like last season.
— RealitySteve (@RealitySteve) October 25, 2015
Joelle (JoJo) Fletcher lives and works in Dallas, Texas. Spoilers indicate that JoJo will make it far this season, but may be a candidate for the next Bachelorette. If producers want her to be ABC’s next leading lady, fans can expect her to make it to the overnights only to be eliminated the morning after the Fantasy Suite date — just like it played out for Ben on Kaitlyn’s season of the Bachelorette.
Lauren Bushnell hails from Portland, Oregon, but lives in Los Angeles were she works as a flight attendant for Alaska Airlines. If her family still lives in Portland, chances are her date with Ben (if she’s picked) will be in Oregon.
— Ali Weir (@AlicynLeAnn1712) October 24, 2015
Emily Ferguson arrived on the Bachelor with her twin sister, Haley who was eliminated early-on. Both girls currently live and work in Las Vegas, so Ben will return to Vegas for a hometown date with Emily if she isn’t eliminated in Warsaw on Monday.
Caila Quinn lives in Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts, right outside of Boston. A date in Beantown may be on Ben’s to-do list if he Caila is one of his final four girls, but a comment on Reality Steve‘s blog indicates that she’s not on the show for the right reasons. True or not, it will be interesting to see how that rumor plays out.
“I can tell you Caila Quinn is there for her personal exposure and career. how’d she get on the show so fast after she broke up with her boyfriend in july. Nothing authentic about her.”
Amanda Stanton is a single mother of two toddlers and currently lives in Orange County, California. If she scores a hometown date, Ben will have to decide if he wants an instant family or not. If so, he’ll be sharing the spotlight with Amanda’s ex-husband, Nick Buonfiglio who, according to his Facebook photos, appears to play a huge role in the lives of his two children.
The Bachelor Season 20 premieres on January 4, 2016, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
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