Hometown hero Peter Kraus may have been a fan favorite on The Bachelorette, but in the end he didn’t win over the heart of Rachel Lindsay.
Last night’s finale saw Rachel give Bryan Abasolo the final rose in Rioja, Spain after she accepted his proposal. Fittingly, Rachel gave Bryan the first rose in the season premiere and the final rose in the finale.
The episode began with three final contestants: Peter, Bryan, and Eric Bigger. As her date with Peter started, Rachel did not know whether her feelings for him were true.
“What am I doing?” she asked. “I feel like I’m wasting my time here at this point. I was ready to send [Peter] home, but then I was like I needed to see this through.”
Saw it through she did. Despite Eric stating his love for Rachel and her wavering feelings for Peter, she excuses Eric back to the United States leaving Peter and Bryan as her final two suitors.However, Peter didn’t even have a chance to make it to the sweeping vista where the proposal was to occur, as his relationship with Rachel ended in a tearful and bitter goodbye before the final rose ceremony.The crux of their relationship was with the proposal. Rachel didn’t want to be in a long-term relationship without a definitive future (read: ring), yet Peter didn’t know if he was ready to make the commitment to get down on one knee within a timeline set up by a television show.
As Peter pled for Rachel’s understanding that he was not quite ready to propose, Rachel denied hearing more from him.
“Go find someone to have a mediocre life with,” Peter bitingly told Rachel as their relationship reached its end.As host Chris Harrison discusses the episode with Rachel live before a studio audience, he brings Peter out after their breakup airs on the show.
“I don’t think this world is for you,” said Rachel, in regard to The Bachelor universe, throwing shade on Peter’s campaign to be the next lead on The Bachelor.
Rachel’s — and potentially ABC’s — loss is Madison’s gain. Peter is continuing to operate Worth Personal Training and will be opening up his own gym on the top floor of the Lyric Apartments on East Wash in the near future. If you can’t wait that long to take a class with Peter, you can take a boot camp taught by him this Saturday, Aug. 12 at Breese Stevens Field which benefits the Boys and Girls Club.