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Stunner on Vietnam's Bachelor Not What Bachelor Expected

2 contestants vying for Nguyen Quoc Trung's heart end up leaving with each other—well, sort of
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 24, 2018 8:51 AM CDT

(Newser) Bachelor host Chris Harrison is known for repeatedly promising "the most dramatic rose ceremony ever," but the hit ABC reality show has nothing on what just happened on its Vietnamese counterpart. Mashable calls it a "surprise plot twist," which was likely an understatement for bachelor Nguyen Quoc Trung, who first offered a rose (a sign that a competitor is invited to remain in the dating contest) to Truc Nhu, then declined to give one to Minh Thu. Thu, however, had a shocking announcement to make before she left. "I went into this competition to find love," she said, per People. "I've found that love for myself. But it isn't you. It's someone else." Then, while a stunned Trung and other wide-eyed contestants looked on, Thu walked over to Nhu, buried her head in her chest, and implored: "Come home with me. Come home with me. Yeah?"

An emotional Nhu patted Thu's head several times, then walked over to Trung, said he'd made her "feel special," and apologized. Trung, trying to fend off her departure, told Nhu she would "have regret" if she left and said, "You only get one chance in this life, and you need to take it." But Nhu tearfully gave him his rose back and walked off the set with Thu. Per NextShark, showrunners say this is the first time this has happened in any of the Bachelor franchises in more than 30 countries; two contestants from the Aussie version dated, but after the show had wrapped. Don't celebrate Nhu and Thu's happily ever after quite yet, though: NextShark notes Trung caught up with Nhu, "had a heart-to-heart with her," and got her to return. "After talking to Trung, I've changed my mind to accept this rose and continue this journey," Nhu said, per the site. Thu's emotional confession here. (Read more The Bachelor stories.)

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