ST LOUIS (LALATE) – Who wins the Bachelorette 2012 was no longer a surprise after Bachelorette spoilers online revealed that Jef Holm of People Water purportedly wins the season and gets Emily’s pick. But the big surprise has been how Jef Holm and Emily Maynard continued to earn fan support throughout the season one episode at a time.
Spoilers claim that Jef Holm is the Bachelorette 2012 winner, that Emily picks Jef in the finale, and that he proposes to Emily. Moreover, reports have claimed for months that Emily and Jef are engaged, and set to marry this fall. The fascination with the two, however, is in stark contrast to previous seasons of the franchise.
Generally, when a finale airs for the Bachelor or Bachelorette, the fan interest is usually “are Jef and Emily are still together”, did “Jef and Emily break up”, and are “Jef and Emily still engaged”. This season, however, that hasn’t been the case. While Jef doesn’t have fans across the board, most viewers have believed, and generally supported, the relationship between Jef and Emily. It’s a stark contrast to Courtney and Ben last season on the Bachelor.
After spoilers revealed that Courtney Robertson was the Bachelor 2012 winner, fans became curious with knowing if the two were still together. The fascination derived from doubt that their relationship was real or fabricated for the cameras.
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That doubt hasn’t been there this season with Emily and Jef. In fact, the more Emily and Jef got closer, the more fan loyalty grew this season.
But fans just didn’t believe that Courtney and Ben would stay together after filming ended. “I stopped watching when he let Courtney get into the final 4 or 5″ one fan told news last year. Fans got angry not just at Courtney but also Ben. “For awhile I thought alot of the other gals were too good for him – now I know all the other gals are too good for him. They deserve better.”
Many last season accused Ben of changing from the Bachelorette to the Bachelor and having the wrong motivation in doing the series. But Jef recently told news that he would never do the Bachelor. He tells news that once is enough for dating-television.
Moreover, fans reacted well to Arie and Jef’s friendship. Jef has since told news that he and Arie “became really good friends on the show”. He told news that at the end of filming each episode he never felt a rivalry between him and Arie.
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Additionally, Jef’s slow progression to win Emily resonated well with viewers this season. He said the other men on the show came on too strong, too soon, out the gate. He said it was important for him that Emily chased him a bit as much as he chased her.
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But when Courtney won last season, fans were done with her and Ben, combined. “Please end Ben and Courtney’s 15 minutes of fame. I can’t take much more of these” wrote one fan. As one angry fan told news “What … is wrong Ben? … I don’t care who he picks, .. he deserves Courtney”.
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If spoilers are correct, Emily Maynard will pick Jef Holm, Jef will propose and the two will later tell news that they are still together, engaged, and planning a wedding. But how will fans react this time to a finale? Don’t expect anything like the Courtney-Ben outrage last season during the Bachelor. “Courtney was a prop. They are using her so if Ben decided he did not want to pick any of the other girls he can choose Courtney and after a few months they will split up. It is a publicity stunt. She was hired to do what she did.” She wasn’t a stunt and the two are still very much in love. Reportedly, Courtney and Ben, and Jef and Emily, are all engaged. But only Jef and Emily are purportedly pursuing a wedding date.