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After Peter Weber’s apology to his group of contestants and saying he is leaving his relationship with Hannah Brown in the past, in this week’s episode of The Bachelor, fans learned who was given a rose, who was sent home, and the Bachelor himself calling out a contestants bullying.
After then tension caused by Brown, a whole new drama brewed among the contestants. This drama involved Kelsey, who brought a special bottle of champagne from home to enjoy with Weber, but Hannah Ann stumbled upon the bottle and decided to take it with her and popped the bottle with him. Hannah Ann then admitted that it was an honest mistake and was unaware of how important the champagne bottle was. However, Kelsey refused to believe it, and she then proceeded to call Hannah Ann a “snake” and a “fake b–tch.” Hannah Ann attempted to apologize, but Kelsey wasn’t having any of it.
“You know what you did,” Kelsey snapped. “You are fake ,and I know what you did, and it’s f—ed up. I’m not about that. You’re calculated. I’m real, you’re calculated. That’s the difference between us. And I’m over it.”
Besides the bottle of champagne drama, Sydney won the group date rose, and Weber decided to send home Lauren, Payton, and Courtney in the second rose ceremony.
The next morning, Alexa, MyKenna, Natasha, Deandra, Lexi, Victoria F., Kelsey and Hannah Ann all headed out for a group date, which involved a fashion show with Revolve. Guest judges Carson Kressley (from the original Queer Eye for the Straight Guy) and America’s Next Top Model‘s Janice Dickinson judged the women’s runway walks alongside the company’s chief brand officer Raissa Gerona. The panel selected their top two and then ultimately crowned Hannah Ann as the winner.
Later that night, after the runway group date challenge, Victoria F. broke down.
“I don’t know if I’m made out for this,” she told Weber. “I like you, I do, but I just don’t know if it’s worth my mental health. I see you making connections with people who are so different from me. … I just feel like there’s so many other girls here. I don’t know how to catch your attention.”
The Bachelor star then reassured her, and she ultimately decided to stay.
“I know you’re not like any of the girls here. And it is very endearing to me that this is not easy for you but you’re trying your best, and I see that,” he said to her. “You are the type of person that I want to see if I can figure this out with. I do not want you to go. I want you to be here.”
While Weber was comforting Victoria F., the drama was brewing again between Hannah Ann and Kelsey over the champagne incident – now known as #ChampagneGate.
“A bully is someone who tears someone else down and rips them apart, and that’s what [Kelsey] accomplished,” Hannah Ann said. “It upsets me that Peter doesn’t know about that side of Kelsey.”
She then decided the right thing to do was to talk to Weber about it, and pulled him aside to let him know she had been “up all last night crying” over the incident.
“I approached Kelsey last night and she told me to f— off, then I went down to her a second time and she said I was a bitch, that I was a princess, just went and tore me up,” she said. “My spirit was crushed, and I felt bullied. It was really, really, really hard.”
“That’s not okay with me, at all,” Peter replied. “I don’t want to see you hurt. I already feel such a connection with you and I know you have such a beautiful heart. … I’m sorry that you felt bullied, and I’m not going to put up with that.”
Before the night ended, Peter gave Victoria F. the group date rose – and then asked Kelsey to join him for a chat.
“So it was brought to my attention from Hannah Ann that she feels like you’re bullying her and that you called her a b–tch, that you called her a princess, that she’s fake,” Weber told Kelsey. “If that is the case, that’s not okay with me.”
“I didn’t have a problem with her until she did what she did, and she knew what she did,” Kelsey said in defense. “I don’t like her. She knows that.”
She then told him that Hannah Ann was “trying to play the victim card,” and claimed that she “acts a certain way” around Weber “and a different way in the house.”
“The word ‘bully’ takes it to the next level,” she said, while breaking down. “I’ve been bullied in the past, and there’s a difference between me saying not nice words to her face and constantly bullying somebody.”
The Bachelor airs every Monday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
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