LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – The Bachelorette 2012 winner will be Jef Holm or Sean Lowe, if new online spoilers leaked this week are accurate. When the Bachelorette 2012 debuted with Emily Maynard, fans immediately expected spoilers to leak the show’s final results. But unlike previous seasons, the Bachelorette 2012 winner still has remained a mystery.
Weeks ago, spoilers first revealed that the winner is one of three men: Jef Holm, Arie Luyendyk Jr., or Sean Lowe. But now, a purported publicity stunt is leaving many to believe that race car driver Arie Luyendyk Jr definitely does not win this season, leaving Jef or Sean as Emily’s winner.
How did the latest revelation come about? For weeks, spoilers have claimed that Emily in the final picks between one of three men – Jef, Arie, or Sean – and eventually gets engaged to that winner. But since then, no new spoilers have surfaced online.
But recently, Arie Luyendyk Jr. was at the center of what some are calling a publicity stunt. If true, some believe that Arie definitely loses in the final to Jef or Sean.
The bizarre confusion started days ago. All the Bachelorette men have been granting telephone news conferences with different broadcasters. Arie Luyendyk Jr. spoke to Entertainment Tonight recently.
Arie was asked if he would do The Bachelor in the future. Arie’s complete statement read “(Laughs) Well, you know, my fiancee might not approve of that. (Laughs) No, I’m just joking.” He added “Basically, it’s hilarious because I know that’s a hot topic right now, but who knows what will happen. If I am engaged to Emily, I don’t think it’s possible for me to become the next Bachelor.”
In the complete statement, Arie does not suggest that he wins the Bachelorette 2012 nor that he is engaged to Emily. But when the story was then released to news, the comments were highly edited and spun, claims RealitySteve.
Steve claims that Arie’s lines were edited down to just “My fiancé might not approve of that” and “I don’t think my fiancée would approve of that”. Steve claims that, post editing, Arie’s lines “completely changes the whole context of his answer”, making viewers believe that Arie wins the season and that he was leaking his own win to news.
So why did this happen? RealitySteve claims that it was a purposely devised publicity stunt to attract attention away from the real winner of the season, either Jef or Sean, and make viewers think Arie wins.
Steve claims that, if this was the result of a publicity stunt, then “Arie isn’t the one chosen in the end. He basically spoiled that he definitely isn’t engaged to her. So good job.”
So if spoilers are correct, the Bachelorette 2012 winner is either Sean or Jef. This week, Jef told Reality TV World that he hopes Emily falls in love with his personality, not his background (aka Arie). “She seemed like a southern belle who is conservative and I didn’t want to go in there looking like — I didn’t want my image to be the demise of me.” He added “I didn’t want to go home the first night just because of the way I look. I wanted her to really get to know me. So I felt like my personality would come out the best if I looked like that and cut my hair a little shorter.”
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