There is one contestant on The Bachelor who won’t be getting Nick Viall’s First Impression rose.
Viall allegedly slept with one of his suitors long before the cameras started rolling. How will this impact her chances of winning over Viall’s heart?
An inside source told Us Magazine that one of the contestants hooked up with Viall at a wedding and neither of them told producers about their encounter.
“During the first day of taping, all of the girls came out, and he actually had slept with one of them at a wedding and never called her again,” a source shared.
Viall requested that all of his suitors be complete strangers because he thought “it was a waste of a person” if he knew them or had gone on a date with them in the past.
According to NY Mag, the appearance of a former lover didn’t sit well with Viall, who is looking for someone entirely new.
Unfortunately for the girl in question, this means that she probably won’t make it far this season.
Having one of Viall’s former lovers on the show certainly complicates things, but this isn’t the first time Viall faced controversy and came out on top.
Along with appearing on the franchise three separate times, Viall fought with Josh Murray on the latest season of Bachelor in Paradise.
The two men went after Amanda Stanton, and although Murray got the girl, Viall had the last laugh when ABC selected him as the next Bachelor.
Of course, Viall is also no stranger to coming up short in the relationship department.
He was a runner-up to Andi Dorfman in The Bachelorette’s tenth season and came in second in Season 11 when Kaitlyn Bristowe handed her final rose to Shawn Booth.
Now, it’s Viall’s turn to hand out the roses and fans can only hope that his fourth time works out.
Filming for the coming season of The Bachelor is already underway and fans recently spotted Viall with a group of suitors at a Backstreet Boys concert.
Viall escorted the women on stage and danced to “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)” and “I Want It That Way.”
“Nick is a great guy,” band member A.J. McLean shared after the event. “I felt really bad for the girls because we only gave them 30 minutes to learn that whole dance routine, and the fear of God came over all of those girls’ faces. They were such, such, such troupers. I wish them all the best of luck, and I do hope Nick does finally find that special someone.”
The names of Viall’s suitors have not been revealed, though Wet Paint reports that a special lady from his past will make an appearance for one episode.
Who will get a second chance at winning over Viall’s heart?
The most obvious guess is Jen Saviano, whose romance with Viall lasted until the end of Bachelor in Paradise.
Other candidates include Lauren Iaconetti, Ashley Iaconetti’s sister, Leah Block, another Bachelor in Paradise star, and Jubilee Sharpe, who also appeared with Viall on Paradise.
Whoever it is, they will definitely have their hands full competing against the larger field of suitors on The Bachelor.
According to Bustle, Viall will be looking for a woman who is strong-willed, self-confident, funny, smart, passionate, and ambitious.
Also, Viall’s final contestant will need to be somebody who can accept his past failures and deal with the fact that he has fallen in love on reality TV twice.
Whether or not any of the 25 women embody these traits is yet to be seen.
Fans can watch Viall find love once again when The Bachelor premieres on ABC on January 2.
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