Mar 12, 2024 - Dating

New Orleans woman is the reason for cliffhanger on "The Bachelor"

Photo shows Kelsey A. and Joey Graziadei sitting on a couch together.

Kelsey A. is one of the three final women on this season of "The Bachelor." Photo: Jan Thijs/Disney

Kelsey Anderson of New Orleans prompted the cliffhanger on last night's Fantasy Suites episode of "The Bachelor."

Why it matters: Our local sweetheart is in the final three and we're cheering for her to find true love.

The big picture: The episode ended with Kelsey leaving a note for Joey Graziadei saying, "We need to talk," before the rose ceremony in Tulum, Mexico.

  • Spoiler alert if you continue reading.
  • The final three women on season 28 are Kelsey, Daisy from Minnesota and Rachel from Hawaii.

Catch up quick: Joey is this season's bachelor and is a 28-year-old tennis pro from Pennsylvania.

  • Kelsey, 25, is a junior project manager. She grew up on a U.S. military base in Germany and now "enjoys taking the streetcar to new restaurants, walking in the French Market and having a picnic with her friends," her "Bachelor" bio says.
  • Last week, Kelsey and Joey visited New Orleans for their hometown date and hung out in City Park and the French Quarter.

This week: They spend time alone on a boat and debrief about their time in New Orleans.

  • "I was shocked how much I liked it," Joey tells Kelsey.
  • Kelsey finally tells Joey she's in love with him and then accepts the key to spend the night with him in the fantasy suite. They share a cute moment making breakfast together the next morning.

Yes, but: Kelsey gets in her head about Joey spending time with the other women and stops by his room. When he doesn't answer, she leaves him a note asking to talk.

  • "I would rather leave now than have my heart completely broken," she says in a confessional at the end of the episode.
  • "I don't want her to leave," Joey says with tears in his eyes after reading it. "I want her to be here... This is like my worst nightmare coming true."

What's next: The next episode, "The Women Tell All," airs on ABC at 7pm Monday. It's a reunion of all the women from the season.

  • The finale is March 25.

Avert your eyes now if you want to avoid major spoilers below the videos.

Spoiler alert: Reality Steve, who is known for his "Bachelor" coverage, predicts that Joey proposes to Kelsey and they have been happily engaged since filming ended.

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