Excuse us – but it appears a 31-year-old man named Charlie Newling will be crowned the winner of The Bachelorette 2018.
We have evidence along with some theories and if we had any money (which we… don’t) we’d put it on the Sydney builder who, just like Ali Oetjen, enjoys fitness, muscles, but also exercise.
1. Charlie didn’t receive the Wild Rose.
Mamamia examined the history of the first rose, in previous seasons referred to as the ‘First impression rose’ or the ‘white rose’ and it’s a goddamn omen.
In 2016, Georgia Love gave her white rose to Courtney Dober. Look, he was fine, but was ultimately sent home after a disastrous chat that traumatised not only Georgia but all of us.
Then there was Sophie Monk, in 2017, who gave her rose to Sam ‘I’m looking at Sophie’s cans’ Cochrane. Let’s just say he didn’t… win.
OH, and in 2015, Sam Frost gave her first impression rose to Sasha Mielczarek.
Yes. Good point. He won. BUT, they also broke up so CASE IN POINT.
2. Charlie has been engaged before, just like Ali.
If we’ve learned anything from former seasons of The Bachelorette, it’s that women want a man who is at the same life stage as them.
Charlie, 31, has been engaged in the past, just like Ali, 32, who was engaged to David Waldeck in 2015.
3. The trailers.
As we all know, the winner always features heavily in the trailers throughout the season, and gets some serious screen time when they’re introduced.
After meeting Charlie for the first time, Ali said, “How am I not going to fall in love with this guy?” which is gonna look real nice in the finale just before she declares she most definitely has.
In the promos we’ve seen Charlie and Ali doing a kiss on a paddle board, and having some very intimate alone time together, which means he’s at the very least a real contender.
4. The hints Ali has given…
On The Kyle and Jackie O Show which aired on Wednesday, Ali said she was looking for a partner who “shares a healthy lifestyle with me…”
Allow us to present to you a little thing called Charlie’s Instagram.