“The Bachelor Vietnam” went from conventional reality TV to big-time drama this week when two of the female contestants decided to reject the idea of competing for the eligible guy and instead go home together.
Bachelor Nguyen Quoc Trung was unexpectedly left holding the rose when contestants Minh Thu and Truc Nhu turned their attentions away from him… and onto each other, according to the Asian news site Next Shark.
“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 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 darnedest to talk her out of leaving, 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.
Or so it appeared.
That’s not the end of the happy, or unhappy, ending. Although the two women left the rose ceremony together, Next Shark noted that at the last minute, Nhu changed her mind and returned to the show to compete for Trung’s affections. Uh huh. She took that rose after all.
“After talking to Trung, I’ve changed my mind to accept this rose and continue this journey,” she said.
Ahh, ain’t love grand? And fickle.
Watch the clip (posted on Friday with English subtitles) above.