There’s a Bonkers Theory that Kelley Flanagan Wins ‘The Bachelor’

*Warning: Spoilers ahead*

First, fans predicted the ending of Peter Weber’s season of The Bachelor based on his clothes. And now, Bachelor Nation (or at least part of it) is convinced that Kelley Flanagan wins season 24 of the popular dating series due to this mind-blowing theory.

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It all started earlier this week when ABC aired The Bachelor: The Women Tell All. It didn’t take long for fans to realize that Kelley was noticeably missing from the group of eliminated contestants. Although famed TV blogger Reality Steve initially reported that Kelley wasn’t invited to the reunion special, there might be an even bigger reason for her absence.

Like, what if Kelley is the mystery guest who crashes the final rose ceremony? And what if she somehow ends up with Weber? Yes, it’s totally out of left field, but it would explain her non-invite to the Women Tell All.

Our suspicions only grew when we realized that Kelley was in Los Angeles when the special was filmed (see pic below). So, there’s a possibility she was at the taping—either backstage or in the audience—but not shown on camera.

So, why the secrecy? The most logical explanation is that Kelley is somehow involved in Weber’s ending, so ABC purposely excluded her from the Women Tell All in an attempt to avoid any spoilers.

Kelley low-key addressed her absence on Twitter, retweeting a post from former Bachelor Nick Viall. “Kelley is currently winning Women Tell All,” he wrote. She also retweeted a few posts from fans but refused to comment on why she was MIA.

Cosmo also pointed out that every single one of Weber’s family members—his mom, dad and brother Jack—follow Kelley on Instagram. The same can’t be said for any of the other finalists.

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It could be a total coincidence. But on the off chance it’s true, all we have to say is…well played, ABC.


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Greta Heggeness is a California-based editor at PureWow and has been writing about entertainment since 2015. She covers everything from awards shows to exclusive celebrity...