The Bachelor 2016 contestant Lauren Bushnell was spotted wearing an engagement ring on Instagram – and fans of the reality show went into a frenzy, certain that the winner of the show had just been leaked. Lauren Bushnell is one of the remaining women left on Season 20, and an obvious frontrunner to be Ben Higgins’ wife.
So naturally, the internet went crazy over the ring on her wedding finger, fans were certain that Lauren had just leaked that she was the 2016 winner and engaged to Ben Higgins.
Now, here is the funny part. According to TMZ, the photo was taken on September 8 – before Lauren began filming Season 20 of The Bachelor, and it actually is not an engagement ring. The photo wasn’t even posted by Lauren, it was posted by one of her pals. But, it looks like it was just a clever way for Lauren to stake claim on her man Ben Higgins.
The Bachelor 2016 spoilers (courtesy of Reality Steve) revealed weeks before Season 20 started that Lauren Bushnell actually is the Season 20 winner and is engaged to Ben Higgins. But, Lauren is under contract and was most likely severely threatened by The Bachelor producers not to leak any information on social media – they didn’t want another Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth SnapChat fiasco on their hands.
This seems to happen every season of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette though – the winner gets in their feelings about halfway through the season and is sick of watching their fiancé date other women on national television and wants the world to know that that they are the winner.
This photo of Lauren B. rocking an engagement ring may technically be inaccurate – but it is not a coincidence. It looks like we may have another fame-hungry winner on our hands, Lauren Bushnell wants everyone to know that she is Ben Higgins’ fiancé. She may be sworn to secrecy by contracts – but that doesn’t mean her friends can’t accidentally post photos of her wearing an engagement ring on Instagram.
What do you think Bachelor fans? Did Lauren put her friend up to posting the picture because she wants the world to know she is The Bachelor 2016 winner? Is she trying to leak the news without violating her contracts? Let us know what you think in the comments below and don’t forget to check CDL daily for all of your The Bachelor 2016 spoilers and news!
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