Roberto's the guy
Bachelorette Ali makes the right choice, but will it last?
In a heavily padded final episode of The Bachlorette, Ali Fedotowsky picked hunky South Carolina insurance agent Roberto Martinez as the man she says she wants to spend the rest of her life with.
It was surprising only because Reality Steve, who always predicts the winner way ahead of time on his website, had written that Ali would decide to remain single because her heart had been broken by Frank Neuschaefer, the nerdy Illinois salesman who made the final three but told Ali that he had another girlfriend. But in his latest post today, Reality Steve backtracked and predicted she would select Roberto.
The promos ABC ran incessantly leading up to the finale hinted at a "shocking" finale. But the not-so-shocking twist was that Ali let runnerup New England landscaper Chris Lambton down the day before the final ceremony so he wouldn't suffer as much humiliation. In reality circles, that makes Ali a veritable Mother Teresa.
Given the track record of former Bachelorettes and Bachelors, the odds of the couple are slim that the couple will live happily ever. But Ali and Roberto seem to have good chemistry, so they just might make it.
The After the Final Rose special, in which the losing suitor confronts the Bachelorette, was anti-climatic when Frank cancelled his appearance at the last minute, according to host Chris Harrison.