The Final Rose: Rachel and Bryan's Fairytale Journey on 'The Bachelorette'
The Final Rose: Rachel and Bryan's Fairytale Journey on 'The Bachelorette'
DeanBextor
DeanBextor
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Rachel Lindsay, who first competed for Nick Viall on The Bachelor season 21, made history by becoming the first African-American woman to hand out roses on The Bachelorette season 13. The 32-year-old attorney was courted by 31 suitors but ultimately chose 37-year-old Bryan Abasolo from Miami. Relieve their fairytale journey.


Bryan Meets Rachel

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Bryan is a Colombian chiropractor who attempted to woo Rachel Lindsay in Spanish and described himself as "trouble." He made quite an impact to Rachel, earning him the first impression rose and the first kiss of the Bachelorette 2017 season.

Bryan and Rachel Go on The Ellen DeGeneres Show

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In week three, Bryan was part of the group date involving a strip down on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to raise money for charity. 

Bryan and Rachel Go on a Booze Cruise 

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Bryan and Rachel go on the biggest group date of the season which involved a booze cruise and a spelling bee. Though Bryan didn't end up wining the contest, he did earn the group date rose.

Bryan and Rachel Go on Their First One-on-One Date

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In week five, Bryan and Rachel went to Norway where they rappelled down the Olympic Ski Jump and shared beers on a dock by the boats. While Rachel expressed her insecurities, Bryan revealed that he's already falling in love with her.

Rachel Buys Bryan a Watch in Switzerland

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Rachel unexpectedly bought Bryan a luxury Swiss watch during their date in week seven in Geneva, making it obvious the Bryan was the front runner. Their one-on-one date also involved exploring the city, dinner, discussions about their former relationships and of course a date rose for Bryan.
 
Rachel Visits Bryan's Hometown

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Rachel went to Miami to visit Bryan and his family, including his mom who was very protective of Bryan.

Bryan Meets Rachel's Family

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Bryan struggled to win over Rachel's family as they doubt his sincerity despite his best efforts. Still, Rachel defended the relationship.

Bryan and Rachel Head to the Fantasy Suite

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In Spain, Bryan and Rachel explored a vineyard and talked about his visit with her family over a picnic. Despite Rachel's "different energy" due to her struggle with Peter, Bryan was able to assure her that he loves her, he's in love with her and that he wants to be with her forever.

Bryan and Rachel Go on Their Final Date

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Bryan and Rachel went on a hot air balloon for their finale date. Bryan told her she'd be making a mistake if she didn't choose him before giving her "Bryan and Rachel's Spanish dictionary."

Bryan and Rachel Get Engaged

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In the end, Rachel picked Bryan over Peter in The Bachelorette finale. "I am the best version of myself when I'm with you. You are so easy and effortless to love, and I just want to love you for the rest of my life," Bryan said before getting down on one knee to propose. Of course Rachel said yes!

Stay tuned for another season of The Bachelorette. In the meantime, ABC premieres Bachelor in Paradise on August 14, 2017.


(Images courtesy of ABC)