In what was one of "The Bachelor's" most shocking finales, winner Nikki Ferrell received only a single rose and the reassurance that Juan Pablo Galavis liked her "a lot." That's right, there was no giant Neil Lane sparkler or even an "I love you" — in other words, no proposal.
But Nikki happily accepted his final rose, leaving viewers to wonder what the heck the stunning pediatric nurse was thinking when she agreed to stay with a guy who seemed more anxious to get her into the bedroom than the wedding chapel.
Then again, Juan Pablo hasn’t exactly put his best foot forward on “The Bachelor.” Here are just a few examples of his various faux pas:
Juan Pablo's habit of saying insensitive — and often rude — things to the women led finalist Andi Dorfman to quit the competition. She, along with several of the other ladies, claimed that the bachelor was more concerned with making out with them than getting to know them.
Contestant Sharleen Joynt claimed that she lacked a “cerebral connection” with Juan Pablo. His lack of conversational skills and sophistication eventually caused the opera singer to give up on their potential relationship and leave the show.
In addition to his on-camera antics, Nikki has watched her now-boyfriend exhibit less-than-stellar behavior in the months since they filmed the finale — from the homophobic comments he made in January, to his recent insensitive joke about people with mental disabilities. His defenses? That English isn't his first language, and that he comes from a different culture.
Despite all the above, Nikki told host Chris Harrison in the finale that she was still madly in love with Juan Pablo. The problem? The feelings aren’t exactly mutual.
“We express things very differently,” Nikki said in Juan Pablo's defense, adding that her beau has yet to tell her that he loves her.
Even the host couldn’t get Juan Pablo to tell his girlfriend how he feels. When asked point-blank whether or not he was in love with Nikki, Juan Pablo simply refused to answer the question and got increasingly irritated as the interview went on.
“We are done with the show,” Juan Pablo said after basically telling Chris that it’s none of his or anyone else’s business what the pair have planned for their future. “We are so done. ... It's been tough."
And it seems things couldn't wrap up soon enough for the host.
"Another season of ‘The Bachelor’ has come to an end,” Chris told the audience after the awkward segment. “Not going to lie, I'm OK moving on.”
We feel the same way. If only Nikki would too.