The 14th season of The Bachelorette premiered on May 28, 2018. The season featured 28-year-old Becca Kufrin, a publicist.
She ultimately chose Garrett Yrigoyen and accepted his proposal.
Filming and development
Arie broke off his engagement to Becca shortly after filming had wrapped. He went on to get engaged to the runner-up.
Becca was announced as the new bachelorette on the After the Final Rose show.
Casting and contestants
Becca got to meet five of the men, at the After the Final Rose show.
The show came under fire when it was revealed that Garrett Yrigoyen, who was the recipient of the "First Impression" rose, had liked offensive posts on Instagram that mocked the trans community, immigrants, and liberal women, along with one post that referred to a survivor of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting as a crisis actor. He later apologized on Instagram for the hurt and offense that liking the posts may have caused and stated that he will be more mindful of what he likes in the future as those likes "were not a true reflection of [him] or [his morals]".
On June 13, 2018, the show came under more fire for allowing contestant Lincoln Adim to be on the show after he had been charged with groping and assaulting a female on a harbor cruise ship on May 30, 2016. He was convicted of this crime after he had finished filming and one week before the season premiered. He will have to register as a sex-offender. Warner Bros., who produces the show, claims that he lied about facing sexual misconduct charges and that they use a third-party company to do background checks, claiming:
"The report we received did not reference any incident or charge relating to the recent conviction ― or any other charges relating to sexual misconduct. We are currently investigating why the report did not contain this information, which we will share when we have it."
The season began with 28 contestants.
David Ravitz, Joe Amabile, John Graham, Jordan Rodgers and Nick Spetsas will compete in the 5th season of Bachelor in Paradise. Chris Randone, Colton Underwood, Connor Obrochta and Wills Reid will join the following their respective eliminations.
|Order||Bachelors||Episode / Week|
|01||02||03 / 04||04||05||06||07||08||09||10|
|15||Blake||Trent||Christon||Jean Blanc||Jean Blanc|
|The contestant received a first impression rose.|
|The contestant received a rose during a date.|
|The contestant received a rose during the cocktail party.|
|The contestant was eliminated.|
|The contestant was eliminated during a date.|
|The contestant was eliminated outside the rose ceremony.|
|The contestant quit the competition.|
|The contestant originally received a rose during a date, but later quit the competition.|
|The contestant won the competition.|
|No. in season||Title||Original air date|
|1||"Week 1: Limo Arrivals"||May 28, 2018|
|In the Season 14 premiere, a self-confident Becca Kufrin seeks out support and advice from former Bachelorettes who all found true love: Rachel, JoJo and Kaitlyn.|
|2||"Week 2"||June 4, 2018|
|Twenty-one men—still reeling from the dramatic first rose ceremony —look to get their love story with Becca off to a good start as they move into the mansion. Fan-favorite Bachelorette couple Rachel and Bryan put eight of the bachelors through their paces in an obstacle course meant to test their abilities as a groom. Blake gets the first one-on-one date of the season planned by Chris Harrison with an assist from celebrity rapper Lil Jon. Ten men show play in a dodgeball tournament.|
|3||"Week 3"||June 12, 2018|
|Becca goes on a spa date with six gentlemen; Chris joins Becca at Capitol Records studios, where they meet Richard Marx; one hopeful bachelor has a freak accident; and a group of men meet Becca at a football field to run drills.|
|4||"Week 4"||June 18, 2018|
|Clay's exit revs up the already fierce competition for Becca's heart. The cocktail party continues with a private conversation between the Bachelorette and Blake while an intimate sit-down chat with Jordan ends in a surprise. Two unlucky men do not receive a rose at the next ceremony. The group begins their journey with a trip to Park City, Utah. Becca and her date of the day join celebrated 2006 Olympic bobsled silver medalists Valerie Fleming and Shauna Rohbock for a quick trip down the track.|
|5||"Week 5"||June 25, 2018|
|In Las Vegas, Colton and Becca explore the desert from an unusual vantage point; nine bachelors visit iconic entertainer Wayne Newton and his wife at their lavish estate, and are challenged to write new lyrics for his classic hit "Danke Schoen" and sing them in front of an audience; and the two-on-one date features David and Jordan in an intense showdown.|
|6||"Week 6"||July 2, 2018|
|Richmond is the backdrop for a defining week in Becca's journey. Jason and Becca's date takes the couple on a trolley tour around town. Seven men pay homage to the state, one of the cradles of democracy, as they take a history quiz and participate in the "Beccalection 2018" debate. Leo and Becca take an aerial tour of the state and shuck oysters. Australian country superstar Morgan Evans caps off the night with a special performance. One bachelor mounts a late-night surprise.|
|7||"Week 7"||July 9, 2018|
|Traveling to the tropical paradise of the Bahamas, Becca focuses on which four of the remaining six men should receive hometown dates.|
|8||"Week 8: Hometowns"||July 16, 2018|
|After a trip to the Bahamas, Becca visits the hometowns of Blake, Colton, Garrett and Jason to find out whether the men are marriage material.|
|9||"Week 9"||July 23, 2018|
|Becca and her three suitors travel to the jungle paradise of Chiang Mai, Thailand, where the country's tropical climate can only match the heat generated by her relationships with Blake, Garrett and Jason. The romantic overnight dates will give Becca the opportunity to spend intimate time with each of the men away from the cameras. However, she still has concerns about each of these bachelors.|
|10||"The Men Tell All"||July 30, 2018|
|The most memorable bachelors from this season return to confront each other and Becca one last time to dish the dirt, tell their side of the story and share their emotional departures. Finally, as the clock ticks down on Becca's journey to find love, a special sneak peek of her dramatic final week with Blake and Garrett is highlighted.|
|11||"Week 10: Finale"||August 6, 2018|
|In the season finale, Becca heads to the Maldives with her final two bachelors: Blake and Garrett. She can envision a future with both men, but time is running out. Then later, Becca will be in studio with Blake and Garrett to discuss the outcome and decisions that changed all of their lives forever.|