At home in Minnesota, ‘Bachelorette’ Michelle Young chooses her last four
The Minnesota teacher playing in “The Bachelorette” picked her last four contenders – with help from her fifth-graders.
During Tuesday night’s episode, for the second week in Minnesota, Michelle Young gave her last roses to four men of color, a first for the “The Bachelor” franchise.
Fellow Minnesota Joe Coleman was among them. She also chose Nayte Olukoya, who grew up in Winnipeg; Brandon Jones, who met Young’s parents; and Rodney Matthews, who specializes in secret handshakes.
A special team is said to have planned the dates for this week – four young fifth graders. Children have been shown to be adept at judging “who are the bad guys and who are the good guys,” as one of them put it.
âI don’t really like Martin,â Kelsey said. “I don’t know how to explain it. He’s trying to show himself …
“And he’s wearing too much cologne.”
They appreciated Clayton Echard’s big muscles (âHe would be really good at doing groceries.â) And his fort building skills (âProbably the best fort I have ever seen.â) And chose him. for an appointment at the Bell Museum in Saint-Paul.
Echard and Young gasped in front of the woolly mammoth, checked out the planetarium, and designed their own mating calls.
Then, over a dinner party in the garden outside, Young refused to give Echard the rose, prompting a long tearful goodbye that saw Echard become the next star of “The Bachelor”.
âMy heart tells me that Clayton is a wonderful person,â Young said. âHe’s just not my person.
A group of Young suitors then went to a farm, to get their hands “Minnesota-style” as Young put it, milk the cows, churn the butter and shovel the manure. Coleman won challenge after challenge, later revealing he spent a lot of time on his grandparents’ dairy farm.
That night, after a warning from Olu Inajide, Young sent home Martin Gelbspan, a Miami fitness trainer with frosty advice who enraged fans last week with a rant about “high maintenance” women. .
The next day, Young took Brandon Jones to the cul-de-sac in Woodbury where she grew up.
âI really feel like the luckiest,â Jones said, as the couple looked at school photos of little Michelle. “She literally walks me through her heart.”
As they were kissing in the hot tub, her parents arrived. Jones was confused but recovered, finally asking for their blessing, if he offered it.
Young’s parents seemed delighted: “She looks so happy.”
Over dinner inside the candlelit ruins of Mill City, Young told Jones that “I can see you being my best friend.”
Young cut her group of men in half on Tuesday night, selecting the four men whose families she wants to meet. This group, for the first time, was made up of people of color.
âI’m really excited that the whole world can see these love stories because they are love stories that weren’t common in the past,â Young said in an interview with Entertainment Tonight.
âFor me it’s not that strategy of putting four colored men in the top four, but for me it’s the four that I really connected with,â she said. “There are so many wonderful things for the world to see.”