‘The Bachelor’: One Contestant Abruptly Left the Show — Was It So She Could Crown Her Miss Louisiana Successor?

The Bachelor took ten women to Santiago, Chile this week, but one left on her own accord. Fans debate whether she had ulterior motives for leaving the show since she was right on time to crown the next Miss Louisiana.

[Warning: The Bachelor Season 24 spoilers ahead]

Peter Weber and Victoria Paul
Peter Weber and Victoria Paul | John Fleenor/ABC via Getty Images

Weber has a hard conversation with one contestant after the group date

Victoria P. sits right on Weber’s lap during their private conversation. He talks about how his first date with her was “amazing,” but things dropped off after that. He admits that Alayah put a damper on things. However, Weber tells Victoria P. that she seems more secure and confident in the relationship than he is

“I don’t know if I see you as my wife, and I’m sorry about that,” Weber tells her. 

The 27-year-old nurse takes the out that Weber gave her, and tells the producers that she is ready to leave, right this second. 

“This is not love, and that really sucks,” Victoria P. tells him. “Can I get a car or a cab? I don’t need you to walk me out.”

Weber is a gentleman and walks her out, although she insists she doesn’t need him to. She basically runs out of the hotel.

“You are going to make someone so happy one day,” he hugs her. “So happy.” 

As she rides away, she admits that she is fine with the outcome.

“I’ve been so hopeful and optimistic because that’s who I am, but maybe I’ve been too hopeful,” she says of Weber. “If the person I want to spend the rest of my life with isn’t going to fight for me then…” She trails off, unsure of what to say next?

Did Victoria P. leave ‘The Bachelor’ so suddenly so she could crown her Miss Louisiana Successor?

Some fans feel like she said her peace and was right to get out of there as fast as she could. However, others question her motives.

“Victoria P. being sent home JUST in time crown her Miss Louisiana successor,” wrote one fan on Twitter.

As it turns out, maybe she was excited to get out of there and get home for the crowning. The Bachelor starts filming in early September. The show was about six weeks in when Victoria P. went home. 

The date of the crowning was Oct. 19, 2019, according to various sources. As you can see above, she looked stunning and not a bit tired for the event.

Reality Steve confirms that Victoria P. was seen at an airport on Oct. 17, 2019

“What the producers ain’t gonna tell you is Victoria P actually had to leave no matter what that night because she had to go crown her Miss Louisiana successor the next day,” added another fan.

Many fans want to know why Victoria P. went on the show at all if she had to leave early for her pageant crowning. It looks like the producers are working hard as usual. Some fans speculate that they planted her on the show so she could become the next bachelorette.

@BachelorABC producers know what they’re doing,” added another Twitter user. “Watch Victoria P. become the next bachelorette.”

We can’t wait to find out if it’s true. But first, we have to get through the rest of this drama-filled season with Weber. Next Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, we are down to six girls. 

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