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By and large, the majority of the women from Peter Weber’s season were present for the special — or, at least the majority of the women who were notable from this season. Yet, Kelley and Natasha are both exceptions to the rule. They each made it very far on the show, and in the case of Kelley, she got an enormous edit. There was a lot of screen-time placed on her at the final group date, where she showed a lot of confidence and felt like she was a worthy catch for him — in part because of her credentials and her job.
Yet, rumor has it that Kelley was not even invited to take part in the special — which raises all sorts of questions as to why. The show typically wants its biggest contestants to take part, and it’s weird when an absence or two are not even acknowledged. The Natasha exit is equally weird — she didn’t have the same screen time, but she also made it far. She deserved to be there.
So what are the ramifications of these notable absences? For starters, it pretty much rules either one of them out as top candidates for Bachelor in Paradise. While they could still theoretically appear, they’re not the slam dunks they would be otherwise. We already know that neither one of them is going to be the next Bachelorette, as Clare Crawley already got the gig this morning.
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