It would be an understatement to say a lot of messy stuff went down during last night's live Bachelor finale. Fans were shocked to see Peter Weber's mom Barbara totally go off on Madison Prewett for a handful of reasons, and were totally applauding Hannah Ann Sluss for putting the pilot in his place after he proposed to her and swiftly changed his mind. Host Chris Harrison was right in saying this conclusion would be shocking, because we really underestimated how much drama there would be. And to top it all off, fan-favorite contestant Kelley Flanagan was there in the audience alongside fans, begging the question of whether or not she would be involved in the whole thing or not. Well, nothing came of her appearance, and fans are now even more confused as to why she was invited in the first place.
Why Was Kelley at The Bachelor live finale?
Well, it looks like Kelley is unsure as well. After posting a photo from the live show last night on Instagram, the 28-year-old attorney responded to a fan who asked excitedly, "WHY WAS IT IMPORTANT THAT YOU WERE THERE KELLY[?]" She hilariously wrote back, "lol I wish I knew [shrugging emoji]." Welp. It's entirely possible ABC invited the Illinois native just to stir up some potential drama and/or speculation, the latter of which totally working.
Fans fell in love with Kelley for being a no bulls**t kind of gal, who rather than creating drama during the season or blowing situations out of proportion, just enjoyed the travel aspect of the show and enjoyed taking things day by day with Peter. Of course, the pilot wasn't too interested in that, proving to fans pretty early on that he liked the intense ladies rather than the chill ones.
Kelley gained more attention when she shaded her fellow contestants, reminding the cameras that she's a successful lawyer and many of the other girls were seemingly unemployed and very, very young. While that didn't set well with many viewers, she ultimately redeemed herself with her carefree attitude towards being sent home, leaving us wishing we were even remotely as cool as her.
ABC is apparently a fan of Kelley after all, if they invited her to the finale—does this mean she'll be part of Bachelor in Paradise? We surely hope so.