Emily Maynard narrowed it down to two bachelors on Monday night’s episode of ABC’s "The Bachelorette." Now, with the Final Rose Ceremony inching closer, the show's male contestants are spilling some behind-the-scenes gossip.
WARNING: This article contains spoilers.
On Sunday, June 8, the bachelors met in L.A. to film the show’s "The Men Tell All" episode and WetPaint scored some exclusive information on what the guys had to say about Maynard and the competition for her love.
Maynard was present at the taping, and had to face those she had eliminated for the first time since they left the show.
She wore a bright pink dress to the taping and all eyes were reportedly glued on her.
"She looked fantastic," the source told WetPaint, "and you could tell a lot of the men were still carrying torches for her."
After each season, the "Men Tell All" episode reveals all the drama the cameras did not capture. And some of the bachelors even find themselves in the hot seat.
Contestant Ryan Bowers, who had been accused of joining the show for self-serving reasons, attempted to defend himself.
When a fellow bachelor confronted him, Bowers responded: "Well, yeah. Of course I did it for myself. I went on it to find love and if I find it, I’m half of that couple."
At one point during the filming, Kalon –- whose reference to Maynard’s daughter, Ricki, as "baggage" cost him his chance at a rose -– attempted to apologize to the blonde 26-year-old.
"You could tell he didn’t really mean it," the source told WetPaint. And Maynard was not fooled. "She basically said, ‘Thanks, but I think you’re full of s**t.'"
Of the 25 original bachelors, only two remain –- Arie Luyenduk, Jr. and Jef Holm. Sean Lowe was let go during the shocking elimination.
- Check out more from the taping, including a photo gallery of the bachelors, over at WetPaint.
Monday’s elimination might have added credence to a spoiler touted on RealitySteve.
Steve Carbone, the blogger behind RealitySteve.com and an infamous source of "Bachelor" and "Bachelorette" spoilers, claims that Maynard is engaged to Jeff Holm.
"What I do know now is that Emily and Jef left Curacao as an engaged couple and are still engaged today," Carbone wrote on RealitySteve. "I just know that Jef definitely proposed in Curacao, she accepted, and they are engaged. Yes, it took me six weeks to get it confirmed, but by golly, I’m finally glad I did."
Holm may be the final bachelor and he may not. And regardless of the fact that only one man will remain standing in the end, WetPaint reports that all the Season 8 contestants remain on good terms.
"At the end of the day, it didn’t seem like there was any ill will," the source told the entertainment wesbite. "It’s a TV show after all — and all the guys seemed to understand that."
"The Men Tell All" will air Monday, July 16, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. Stay tuned for the finale of "The Bachelorette" on July 22 to find out who Emily Maynard chooses.