'The Bachelor Vietnam' went from conventional reality TV to a viral sensation this week when two of the female contestants decided to reject the idea of competing for the eligible guy and instead decided to go home together.
Asian news site Next Shark reports that Bachelor Nguyen Quoc Trung was unexpectedly left holding the rose when contestants Minh Thu and Truc Nhu turned their attention away from him and confessed their love to each other.
"I went into this competition to find love and I've found that love for myself, but it isn't with you," Thu told Trung. "It's with someone else."
Thu then began to cry, ran up to fellow female contestant Nhu and threw her arms around her. "Come home with me. Come home with me," she cried.
Nhu approached Trung, who had given her a rose just moments earlier. "I'm sorry," she said. "I really want to get to know you because you're someone who made me feel special and I haven't felt that way in a long time."
He tried his best to keep her on the show, saying; "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." But she gave him back the rose, having already had made up her mind to leave.
“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.”— 🌈Remeber0908🌈 쭈빌 😒🌷 (@jjoobill) September 22, 2018
The Bachelor Vietnam has two contestants who legit rode of into the sunset with each other and left the stale bread that is The Bachelor himself so I've been hype all morning.— Khoi Pham (@koism) September 22, 2018
However, that was not the end of the story. Although in the clip it appears that the two women left the rose ceremony together, Next Shark reports that there were last minute changes. Nhu changed her mind and returned to the show to compete for Trung's affections.
"After talking to Trung, I've changed my mind to accept this rose and continue this journey," she said.
Vietnam’s version of 'The Bachelor' is the first one ever to have had one contestant attempt to convince another to leave the show together on national TV. Love may have been fickle here, but we did get some good and special drama.