Bachelor/Bachelorette: 9 Most Awkward After The Final Rose Moments
Over the years our favorite bachelors and bachelorettes have been faced with their fair share of awkward situations, but when they take center stage on the After the Final Rose episode, we can’t help but cringe…and laugh. This list takes a look at some of the most awkward After the Final Rose moments of our beloved Bachelor franchise.
9. Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi
Enough said, right? Everyone was stunned when Jake Pavelka chose Vienna at the end of his season of The Bachelor, but the ugliest part of their relationship was broadcast as a Bachelor special which is now known to fans as “The Showdown.” The episode captured the couple in mid-breakup mode as they flung accusations at one another. Vienna confronted Jake, calling him a “fame whore” and a “liar.” She said she expected a normal life with a pilot, but instead got a life in LA with an unemployed actor pursuing a career in the biz. By the end of the he-said, she-said slandering, Vienna seemed to emerge as the winner, and America was left lifting its jaw off the floor! The whole thing should have been done in private, but the two exposed themselves fully…and earned spots on the second season of Bachelor Pad.
8. Juan Pablo and Nikki Ferrell
The name Juan Pablo triggers a lot of memories for Bachelor viewers, but no one should have more embarrassment than Pablo himself after everything he said during his season as the Bachelor. The After the Final Rose episode was the most awkward and painful of all time…even according to Chris Harrison. Chris greeted Juan Pablo with the statement, “Finally, it’s over!” And we shared his sentiments completely. We all expected Juan Pablo to show Nikki some love, but even with constant probing by Harrison, Juan Pablo continued to be cold and distant. The juiciest bits of information we got was from runner-up Clare Crawley, who revealed just how awful Juan Pablo was to her. The episode ended with Harrison saying, “I would like to say you guys are in love, but it’s so awkward because we can’t have a conversation.” Yikes!