‘The Bachelorette’: Brandon Jones’ Instagram About Michelle Young Proves the Contestant Is 1 to Watch

Many fans of The Bachelorette were happy to see Brandon Jones and Michelle Young spark something special early on. The premiere episode teased a few frontrunners in the new season. But the 26-year-old contestant really started to shine during the first couple of group dates. Then recently, Brandon shared an Instagram about Michelle, and the social media post really illustrates the pair’s strong connection so far.

[Spoiler alert: This article contains potential spoilers about Brandon Jones and Michelle Young on The Bachelorette Season 18 in 2021.]

Brandon Jones wins Michelle Young’s group date roses early in ‘The Bachelorette’ 2021

Michelle Young and Brandon Jones together after he wins the group date rose in ‘The Bachelorette’ Season 18 Episode 4
Michelle Young and Brandon Jones in ‘The Bachelorette’ 2021 | | Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images

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In week 2 of The Bachelorette Season 18, Brandon went on Michelle’s first group date with a handful of other men. The suitors stepped up their game with a few classroom activities. Then they spent some quality time with Michelle, and Brandon charmed the lead with his corniness. The bachelorette also noted that her contestant never failed to make her laugh. So it came as no surprise that Brandon won Michelle’s group date rose that evening.

Meanwhile, Brandon continued to grow his relationship with Michelle on his next group date in week 3 of The Bachelorette. The cast member brought the lead on stage as he recited a heartfelt poem dedicated to her. Brandon got even more vulnerable during the evening portion of the date, and he told producers he was really starting to fall in love with Michelle. 

At the end of the night, The Bachelorette star gave Brandon the group date rose. Michelle also shared that she picked Brandon because she felt safe with him during the date. Then the contestant said it was an “extreme privilege” to earn another rose because it validated that she liked him for who he was.

Brandon Jones’ Instagram post on Michelle Young and ‘The Bachelorette’ history

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After Brandon won Michelle’s group date rose for the second time in a row, many Bachelor Nation fans noticed that this has never happened on The Bachelorette. Then Brandon acknowledged the historic moment on Instagram, attributing it to his “strong connection” with Michelle.

“Ladies and gentlemen, because of this incredible Queen and the strong connection we have created… I am honored to officially announce that I have become the first ever bachelorette contestant to receive two back to back group date roses,” Brandon wrote on Instagram alongside two rose emojis. “#wemakinghistory @bacheloretteabc @bachelornation”

Meanwhile, some Bachelorette fans pointed out that winning two group date roses definitely means Brandon is one to watch.

“I’m telling you…. I was so surprised when it happened,” a fan wrote on Instagram. “Michelle wasn’t messing around with her roses. Y’all, don’t sleep on Brandon.”

What is next for Michelle Young and Brandon Jones in ‘The Bachelorette’ Season 18?

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It’s clear that Brandon is one of Michelle’s frontrunners in The Bachelorette Season 18. The contestant won two group dates, and many viewers are hoping the two get a one-on-one soon. But while Brandon won’t be getting a solo date in episode 4, it seems he’ll still make an impression in the next episode on Nov. 8.

When speaking on the Click Bait podcast, The Bella Twins, Nikki and Brie, teased what they saw when they hosted Michelle’s next group date. The WWE stars revealed that Joe Coleman and Brandon were their favorites. Then Nikki hinted how Michelle felt about Brandon during their cameo.

“After that competition, [my money’s] on Joe or Brandon,” she said. “Brandon’s young. But Michelle likes him a lot.”

While Brandon is only 26-years-old, he’s already shown many Bachelor Nation viewers that he’s serious about Michelle. Now, it seems like the couple’s romance will continue to flourish in episode 4. But can it go the distance? Only time will tell.

The Bachelorette Season 18 with Michelle Young airs Tuesday nights on ABC.