Vietnam’s version of “The Bachelor” recently captured a special moment which has never been seen in other iterations of the popular relationship reality show.
In one emotional episode, one female contestant proclaimed her love, not toward the “Bachelor,” but to another female contestant during the “rose ceremony.”
Making franchise history, “The Bachelor Vietnam” is the first version which had one contestant attempted to convince another to leave the show together on national TV.
While the scene shown on local television was a slightly watered down version, an uncut web version exists and shows the entire special moment.
In the clip, Minh Thu, a contestant who did not receive a rose (which meant she will be exiting the show), professed her feelings in front of the cameras.
“I went into this competition to find love and I’ve found that love for myself, BUT it isn’t with you. It’s with someone else,” she said.
She then ran toward one of the other contestants named Truc Nhu, gave her a tight hug and said, “Come home with me.”
Truc Nhu, who already received a rose from the bachelor named Nguyen Quoc Trung earlier, returned the emotional embrace while all the other contestants began tearing up.
While surprised by the sudden turn of events, Quoc Trung calmly responded with, “I want you to know that if you do this, you’ll feel regretful. This won’t change my decision. I’m not going to give this rose to anyone else.”
According to the show-runners, there has never been anything like this happening on-air in the history of the franchise, which covers 100 different seasons in over 30 different countries.