Vanessa Grimaldi Poses with Wedding Dresses, Roils Bachelor Nation
Looks like The Bachelor spoilers may have nailed it again.
Top contender Vanessa Grimaldi sure caused a stir on Monday when she advanced to the final two on the popular ABC reality show …
… and went wedding dress shopping in real life.
Vanessa posed for a photo at Le Chateau in Montreal, the Quebec metropolis where she lives, with creative coordinator Holly Wiancko.
Racks of wedding and bridesmaids dresses flanked the cute pair, stirring up obvious speculation as to whether she wins The Bachelor.
“A good way to end the week at the office! #thebachelor,” Wiancko captioned the photo on her Instagram, which quickly went viral.
Did Vanessa and her friend just reveal the biggest Bachelor spoilers since Kaitlyn Bristowe’s Snapchatted in bed with Shawn Booth?
The explanation they’re going with is … not exactly.
Sources connected to Le Chateau tell TMZ that the shop invited Vanessa to check out their new line and to discuss a potential partnership.
In other words, it’s not personal, just business.
Vanessa is a beautiful young woman who is now incredibly visible thanks to the show, so of course the boutique would love her involvement.
Win or lose at the final rose ceremony, Le Chateau would clearly win by having the gorgeous special education teacher in their corner.
Grimaldi didn’t try on anything from the bridal section, though we’re guessing that if Nick Viall does propose, they would not be opposed.
Le Chateau also posted another pic of her.
Wearing a cute pink sweater on March 6, the caption wrote: “#spotted @vanessagrimaldi30 lounging in our ribbed crew neck sweater.”
“Shop link in bio. #regram #thebachelor.”
Last night, The Bachelor confirmed what we pretty much expected, as Nick Viall set Rachel Lindsay free to become the next Bachelorette.
As such, Raven Gates and Vanessa are the final two ladies vying for Nick’s final rose and a Neil Lane engagement ring next Monday.
Vanessa, the trilingual, traditional, family oriented, far-too-normal-for-this-process educator has been perhaps the favorite all along.
Many people believed she would outlast both Rachel and Arkansas boutique owner Raven even before the wedding dress picture.
Despite the believable explanation – she was just in a store she might work with soon, calm the heck down – some fans remain upset.
“You just ruined the whole show,” complained one fan, unaware that spoilers are a thing and assuming she’s The Bachelor winner.
“WTF spoiler alert!” added another.
Another Bachelor fan took the over-dramatic reaction cake, however, responding the Instagram photo above with these four words:
“I want to die.”
Apparently that fan must be a card-carrying member of Hoxie Nation and pulling hard for Raven Gates to capture Nick’s final rose in six nights.
All we can tell you for sure is this: Vanessa hasn’t won the show until she wins the show, and even then, weddings are far from a guarantee.
The franchise’s track record has improved in recent years, but that bar was set very low, and actual marriages are still a rare occurrence.