The Bachelor Pad season 3 finale took place Monday night, revealing many surprises, much drama and a shocking ending.
Before the winner of Bachelor Pad 3 was announced on the finale Monday night, Tony Pieper and Blakely Jones announced they were taking the next step in their relationship and moving in together. But it didn’t end there… Tony then got down on one knee and proposed to Blakely. She looked stunned and enthusiastically said yes.
We learned that Lindzi Cox and Kalon McMahon are stilling dating long distance, but Erica Rose warned Lindzi on the show last night that she should be careful. Erica goes on to say she has seen Kalon out with other girls in Houston.
Further drama ensues when it is revealed that Michael Stagliano and finalist Rachel Trueheart did not continue their romance after the show. Rachel is completely heartbroken and confused, but Michael says she was falling in love and he wasn’t.
We finally get to the point of the show, the $250,000 prize. The final two couples were Rachel Trueheart and Nick Peters, and Chris Bukowski and Sarah Newlon. Chris was the season villain and knew he had little chance of getting votes from the other cast mates. But he made one final plea to the cast, apologizing for his behavior and explaining that his family and friends were very disappointed in his behavior. Despite his plea, Rachel and Nick received 13 of the 16 votes from the cast members.
When it came time for Rachel and Nick to decide what to do with the money, Rachel chose to share it and Nick chose to keep it. So Nick went home with the entire $250,000 – a Bachelor Pad first. Rachel was devastated and angry and the cast members and host Chris Harrison were stunned.
“I don’t feel like I owe $125,000 to someone I just got slapped together with at the very end of the show,” Nick told People. “It sucks a little bit [for Rachel], but I have to remember that this is a game, and this was the best way to play it.”