How Far Does Jubilee Sharpe Make It on ‘Bachelor’ 2016?
WARNING: Spoilers ahead for Ben Higgins’s season — proceed with caution!
That’s what many are hoping for when it comes to Jubilee Sharpe, Ben’s Season 20 contestant who appears to be the total package: gorgeous, well-spoken, African-American, cultured, and a freakin’ U.S. army vet.
Ben and Jubilee appear to have a strong initial connection, bonding over their love for charity work and the 24-year-old’s history as an orphan adopted from Haiti. But, sadly, that isn’t enough to bring her all the way.
In fact, the Florida gal doesn’t even make it into the top 10! We’re sorry to break it to you like this.
Spoilers tell us Jubilee is sent packing during a group date in Episode 5 in Mexico City. She, along with eight other contestants — Emily Ferguson, Becca Tilley, JoJo Fletcher, Leah Block, Jen Saviano, Olivia Caridi, Lauren Bushnell, and Caila Quinn — competed in a cooking challenge where they had to prepare Mexican dishes in pairs.
Apparently, this season’s “villain” Olivia pairs up with our fair Bachelor, according to Reality Steve, and this may or may not have contributed to what happens next.
Though Jubilee and partner Lauren B. win the competition, Steve says Ben lets Jubilee go during the afterparty. Our guess? After seeing that season-long trailer, this American hero wasn’t putting up with Olivia’s rude antics anymore.
So that’s the bad news. The good news is, though it’s a long shot, Jubilee has a chance at being the next Bachelorette! An ABC exec recently teased a non-white lead for Season 12, and this beauty definitely fits the bill.
Sure, she might not have finished in the final four as has been the franchise’s rule in seasons past, but they broke the mold once for Juan Pablo Galavis — maybe they could do it again? Hopefully, to better results, of course.
The Bachelor airs Monday nights at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
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