Bachelor Ben Higgins continues on his journey to find love with a trip to Mexico City next week. Episode 5 airs February 1 and fans are already trying to figure out who he will eliminate next.
Ben is just 7 weeks away from the final rose ceremony and the eliminations will be tougher as he starts to fall for several girls. Next week, Ben will say goodbye to two girls and one will depart during a group date.
According to Reality Steve, Lauren Himle and Amanda Stanton will both get one-on-one dates on Episode 5. Lauren gets to take part in a fashion show with Ben during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Mexico City.
(SPOILER): Ben on a 1-on-1 date in Mexico City at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week w/ the blonde next to him…(cont) pic.twitter.com/KCqoqdqJ94
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Photos of Lauren and Ben on their fashionable date circulated on social media when the show was taped last fall. It certainly didn’t look romantic, but apparently Ben thought their date was great and he gave Lauren a rose.
In what appears to be a do-over of a date from Chris Soules’ season, Amanda and Ben go for a hot air balloon ride on their date. All goes well and Amanda gets a rose, but her connection with Ben may start to fade in an upcoming episode.
Ben joins nine girls on a group date next week — Jubilee, Olivia, Jen, Leah, JoJo, Becca, Emily, Lauren B., and Caila. The school theme is popular this season and this time, the group goes back to school to learn Spanish.
The girls will put their language skills to the test when they pair up and go shopping in Mexico City for ingredients to make dinner. Although Lauren Bushnell and Jubilee Sharpe win the group date challenge by making the best dish, Ben decides to send Jubilee home. Apparently food isn’t the way to his heart?
Olivia gets the group date rose — her third rose this season. Although she may gloat about it, she has yet to get a one-on-one date with Ben, so maybe producers are telling him to give her the roses because she’s providing great entertainment this season.
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However, Ben may regret giving Olivia any roses once he finds out that the news anchor made a “Teen Mom” reference about Amanda during the cocktail party. While he may not find out about this until the show airs, chances are he caught the vibe and that’s why Olivia’s remaining days on the Bachelor are numbered.
Jubilee is eliminated during the group date, so Ben only has one girl to eliminate at the rose ceremony — Jen Saviano.
What do you think about Jubilee and Jen going home next week? Did you expect them to stick around longer?
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