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It happens every year on The Bachelor: 25 girls get the chance of a lifetime to go on television and meet a guy whom they might marry. They go on crazy dates, fight with one another, and do their best to present their pretty selves as great candidates. And, during the weeks they’re on the show, they can talk only to one another and the man of their (maybe not) dreams.

But on September 17, when filming began for Juan Pablo Galavis’ Season 18 of The Bachelor, instead of the normal radio silence from the rumored ladies of his lake, something strange happened. 

Reality Steve had reported the names of five girls he had heard would be on the show, though he was careful to mention that though only 25 (or, every once in a while, 26, as in Sean Lowe’s case) girls meet the Bachelor and are cast on the show, producers fly down extra girls as reserves. So, when rumored contestant Kylie Lewis tweeted during arrivals, “OMG I JUST MET @JuanPaGalavis!!!” it raised a few red flags.

Especially since her tweet was retweeted by showrunner Robert Mills. Not one to panic, Steve was quick to point out that since no one knew who she was except himself, it’s possible “either they’re letting her tweet (even though no other girls from the show tweeted last night), they tweeted that in her account for her, or, she’s not even on the show and they told her to do it just to screw with me. Could very well be the last one. Oh well, if I find out she’s not on, I’ll take her off the list.”

Seems reasonable. We love spoilers because it makes our brains kick into overdrive, imagine the lives of the girls with our beloved lead, and create fun nicknames. If it turns out Kylie isn’t on the show, that’s cool. The best portmanteau we had come up with was Juanlie, which isn’t that super anyway...

Source: Reality Steve / Twitter