Next up, it’s Juan Pablo’s last date with Clare. Clare is ready to be swept off her feet, and is quite literally, as they head out in a helicopter ride. “I can’t wait to have this good, fun time together before we possibly get engaged,” she says.
Then, shit hits the fan. Or propeller, I should say.
In the helicopter ride, they’re not mic’d and no cameras are around for landing. Clare tells the camera afterwards: “Juan Pablo leaned over and whispered something to me… and I’m just shocked. I don’t have words for how I feel right now. It was basically that he really doesn’t know me and some sexual thing that I don’t even want to repeat. It was offensive. It made me feel awful.
I’m not just an object…. I thought this would be one of the most romantic moments of my life, but it wasn’t. This could be our last date ever.”
At this point, we’re all just thinking: WHAT DID HE SAY? But snarky comments aside, that’s bullshit. A man has no right to make a woman feel objectified in any way. At all. ISSS NOT OKAY JUAN PABLO!
After the date, Clare heads back to her hotel room where she has a good cry and thinks about what went down. We’re still in the dark when it comes to what he actually said, but he stops by to talk to Clare. “Can I get a besito?” NO KISSES FOR YOU JUAN PABLO, SIT DOWN.
They sit on the couch and it’s apparent to everyone watching that Clare is about 5 seconds from walking away from a potential life with him. (Word of advice: follow your intuition, Clare!) but then he talks in circles and puts on the song they danced to and talk about having babies (twins!) and Clare is back in her happy place. This is real, guys. They kiss and make up.
Next up it’s Nikki’s date. They go out on a boat and Nikki admits that Juan Pablo is one of the most amazing people she’s ever met. I need to know immediately how many people Nikki has met. Seriously, someone do a headcount.
“I’ve waited a very long time for this,” says Nikki, the 26-year-old. They kiss and don’t talk about anything really, because, who needs words when you can just make out?
Finally, it’s time for the big reveal!