Get thee to the nearest gym / drycleaner / dyeable shoe emporium -- it’s wedding season! And while we’re a little behind on, um, all of those things, we couldn’t be happier for the folks who are going to have the best view in the house: the one from the altar. And wouldn’t you know it, one of our favorite old pals is in the homestretch for her own wedding: Shawntel Newton.
“Going to pick up my #weddingdress today!!” Shawntel tweeted on May 9. Dang girl, that’s a huge milestone! To be honest, we’re a little surprised she’s waited til so close to her wedding day. “Wow...I can't believe the wedding is next weekend!!” she remarked about the approaching nuptials.
Fans will remember the funeral director as finishing fourth on Brad Womack’s second season, The Bachelor 15, when she was eliminated after taking the Bachelor to her hometown of Chico, California. Although Brad and her pets got along great, he ultimately decided he didn’t share her feelings of love, and ditched her, eventually choosing Emily Maynard.
But that wasn’t the last we heard from Shawntel: she was next seen trying her hand at dating Ben Flajnik in Season 16. It didn’t go well. But it was all for the best as Shawntel and fiance Paolo Poidmore were engaged on October 27, 2012 and are set to get married on May 19, 2013.
Best wishes, Shawntel!