Last night in New Zealand, the final episode of the very first season of The Bachelorette aired. And it was… A LOT.
Firstly, there were two bachelorettes. And secondly, one of them pulled a Honey Badger and picked precisely no one.
WATCH: The NZ Bachelorette teasing a second bachelorette. Post continues below.
Let’s first recap, because you probably don’t know much about this season.
While the Kiwis have aired three previous seasons of The Bachelor, this was their very first season of The Bachelorette.
For the first few weeks, the season focused on 32-year-old Dr Lesina Nakhid-Schuster’s search for love. Then during one Sunday night episode, there was a ~big reveal~ in the form of 23-year-old Lily McManus… a second bachelorette.
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Y’all mind if I join this nationally televised tonsil hockey tournament? When I was asked to do this show, woman empowerment was always a main priority of mine. The show had to be about two women raising each other up and supporting one another through such a wild experience. Lesina is a GREAT mate of mine and the amount of support we have been able to offer each other throughout this makes my brain melt in the best possible way. We are two very different women, who are looking for two very different things. There are so many different ways of being a woman in this day and age and to me that is the most exciting thing. It’s amazing to see this franchise represent a woman like myself who isn’t ready for marriage and kids and show that a relationship without these things is still worthy and valid. No matter how this show is edited I can assure you there is no man worth getting in between mine and lesinas bromance. Am I terrified to watch myself pull the small organ in which is my heart, out of my chest and show it to The whole of New Zealand? Yes. Am I going to do it in the most lily way possible? Also yes. Our route is defiantly unconventional, yet I still wouldn’t have had it any other way @dr_lesina Will we find our dream men? Will we choose no one and start dating each other? Will I remember all of their names? How many times can I say “shit” on Tv? Only one way to find out. @thebachelorette_nz 7.30 on @tvnz.official