The Bachelor's spinoff Bachelor Winter Games is the talk of the town, and for good reason. Watching U.S. and international Bachelor Nation faves mingle has been a blast, but the show just made a major announcement that has avid viewers on the edge of their seats. A couple gets engaged on Bachelor Winter Games, and according to fans, they're pretty sure they know just who the bride-to-be is. On Friday, the TV show's Twitter posted the following tease:
"Breaking News: There will be ICE on #TheBachelorWinterGames!! Who will be engaged? Watch it all play out next week!"
Released on Feb. 13, Bachelor Winter Games takes former contestants, both from the U.S. and all over the world, and puts them head-to-head to compete for their happily ever after. Some of the franchise's favorites (and not-so-favorites) are taking part in physical challenges, and for the first time ever, they don't have summer breezes and stunning island views as their backdrop.
Who would've thought that putting Bachelor Nation alums in the middle of a snowy resort could have turned up the heat this much? And while television critics weren't sure that the new spinoff would work so well, Bachelor Nation fans never doubted its ability to steal hearts for a second. After all, with producer and franchise creator Mike Fleiss at its helm, there's no telling what excitement will lie ahead — including an epic, top secret proposal.
Without a doubt, the ring is stunning. But who does the hand rocking the jaw-dropping rock belong to? All signs are pointing to Bachelor Season 18 and two time Bachelor In Paradise contestant Clare Crawley. And according to fans, the star's gold, dainty finger rings totally gave it away. Twitter user @gracereeves_13 connected the dots in the tweet below:
Clare was first introduced to the Bachelor Nation fold in 2014 while competing for Juan Pablo Galavis' heart. The Sacramento native didn't have the most successful run on the season, nor did she leave Paradise with an engagement ring during either of her appearances, but she seems to have hit the jackpot on Winter Games.
If true, it goes without saying that Clare is obviously deserving of a proposal. Not only has the contestant put her heart on the line multiple times to win at love, she's also stolen the rest of America's hearts in the process. While on Winter Games, Clare was seen getting cozy with Benoit, a Bachelorette Season 1 contestant in Canada, but after sending Benoit back to the Great White North, the 36-year-old hairstylist accepted a rose from Switzerland and Germany's Bachelorette suitor Christian.
Only time will tell which Winter Games suitor decided to put a ring on it, but if fans know anything about Clare, she's not one to settle for just any ol' man looking for love.
With just two episodes under her belt so far, the Bachelor alum isn't as popular among fans as she's been in previous seasons. But Clare is taking the Winter Games experience rather seriously, and honestly, after several years in Bachelor Nation looking for love, who wouldn't? Her forthright demeanor may come off harsh to some, but when you know what you want out of life, you don't have time to entertain someone else's indecisiveness.
After finding out about the potential engagement, fans of the show made sure to let the world just how they felt on Twitter. Many have an inkling that the Sacramento native is engaged to Benoit, but then again, Christian could have very well been the one to put a ring on it, too. And as you may have guessed, the emotional responses run the gamut.
Though some are extremely happy for Clare (if true, of course), it's a little too soon for others to forgive her for that heartbreaking goodbye to Benoit just yet.
Either way, it's nice to see that Winter Games wasn't a total waste of time for two very lucky contestants — whoever they may be.