IT’S A TV show known for its unpredictable rose ceremonies, but The Bachelor shocked viewers when two female competitors professed their love for each other in Vietnam’s iteration of the dating show.
In Thursday night’s episode, contestant Minh Thu said she had to leave the show because she’s smitten with fellow competitor, Truc Nhu.
The Bachelor Vietnam
“I went into this competition to find love,” Thu told bachelor Nguyen Quoc Trung. “But I’ve found that love for myself. But it isn’t you. It’s someone else.”
She then walked over to Nhu to embrace her and pleaded for Nhu to come home with her.
As the other contestants watched in shock, Nhu walked up to the bachelor to return her rose.
“I know you’ll find someone who really loves you, who understands you, who knows how to take care of you, who can look at you from afar and know how you’re feeling,” Nhu said. “I’m sorry.”
So a woman contestant on Vietnam’s The Bachelor confessed her love for another woman !!!! Bitch im rlly screaming and crying rn…this is what America’s The Bachelor wishes it could be pic.twitter.com/7iXShcytsw
— 𝖙𝖎𝖓𝖆⚔️ (@babyvietcong) September 22, 2018
Both women walked out of the ceremony together, but Nhu had a change of heart.
She returned to Trung’s arms and said, “I’ve changed my mind to accept this rose and continue this journey,” Next Shark reported.
While Thu left the show alone, her story has captured the hearts of social media users.
“The Bachelor Vietnam now has the best queer moment of any Bachelor/ette season anywhere,” wrote one user on Twitter.
“Further proof that there ought to be more Asian Bachelors and Bachelorettes. This is beautiful, heartwarming and just plain great TV,” wrote another user.
In 2016, two contestants on Australia’s version of The Bachelor, Megan Marx and Tiffany Scanlon, ended up falling in love.
Originally published as Bachelor Vietnam’s lesbian twist