‘The Bachelor’ Nick Viall Has Woman From His Past Competing For His Love: Who Is She?

The Bachelor 2017 season, featuring Nick Viall, is about to begin filming Episode 5 and spoilers about the season are already surfacing for eager fans. Reality Steve spoils every season of the show and is usually pretty accurate. Just as certain as Reality Steve spoiling the show ever season, there is also always some kind of twist or scandal that happens. Nick’s season is no different. Steve teased last week that a woman from Nick’s past would be appearing on the show. He did not reveal who she was, just that she was associated with The Bachelor franchise. After a weekend of fans wondering who it could be, Reality Steve spilled the beans on his blog about who exactly this mystery woman is and how far she makes it with Nick on the upcoming season.

Steve has revealed that the woman who comes to compete for Nick’s love is one of Jade Roper’s best friends. The woman who knew Viall prior to the show is Elizabeth Sandoz. According to Steve, Nick hooked up with Elizabeth at Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert’s wedding back in January. After sleeping together after the wedding, Viall never called her again.

Us Weekly also shared the news of the hookup, but did not mention her name. It was shared that their source revealed Nick and Elizabeth did not mention their previous encounter when they met on set. Was Viall happy to see the woman he previously knew for one night? Another source shared Nick wanted to not have anyone he knew on the upcoming season. Viall felt it was a waste of a spot that could be filled by another girl he could potentially end up with. If that is true, Nick was probably not too impressed with Elizabeth showing up.

Elizabeth is 29, originally from Nebraska, but now living in Las Vegas. She was Jade’s maid of honor. It’s not known exactly why she chose to go on the show to see Nick after he never called her following the wedding. According to Steve, things do not work out too well for her and Viall the second go around either. Nick and Elizabeth reportedly finally speak during a group date on Episode 2. During this date Nick decides to send her home. It appears the chemistry just wasn’t there for these two.

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After filming episodes in Los Angeles and Viall’s home state of Wisconsin, Nick and his ladies headed off to New Orleans for the Episode 5 dates. Reality Steve took to Twitter today to share pictures from New Orleans at the French Quarter of Nick filming. He shared that he believes dates will begin today or tomorrow for the week. While it is not known where Nick and the women will be going for episode 6, episode 7 will be filmed in St. Thomas.

It is still far too early to tell who the front runner for Nick’s heart may be, but he does seem to have a connection with Danielle Lombard. As previously shared by the Inquisitr, Nick and Danielle were on a one on one date last week. Danielle was serenaded and kissed by Viall on a group date at the Backstreet Boys concert in Los Angeles. On their one on one date in Wisconsin, Nick and Danielle had a fun day followed by an appearance at a Chris Lane performance. Reportedly, Nick and Danielle had good chemistry on both dates. Could she be a front runner?

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Filming for the 2017 season will wrap up in November. Reality Steve will then release what he knows about who Nick falls in love with. Will he finally end up engaged after three almost proposals on the franchise? Or will Viall walk away alone once more? Fans will have all the answers when The Bachelor premiere’s Nick’s season in January 2017 on ABC.

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