EIGHT Competitors Leave Bachelor Winter Games — But That’s Not Why Ben Higgins Is Crying!

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EIGHT contestants went home on Tuesday’s Bachelor Winter Games.

No wonder the season is only four episodes long. The most recent episode of the Bachelor spinoff kicked off with a downhill skiing event — which didn’t go over well for many.

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Nonetheless, Dean Unglert and current flame Lesley Murphy both flourished at the wintry sport and each received date cards. As they’re already paired off, they generously gave their spare date card to Ashley Iaconetti and Kevin Wendt.

This made Ashley BEYOND thrilled as she previously worried about being “friend zoned” by Kevin. And Miz Iaconetti certainly made the most of her date as she informed the Canadian hunk about her virginity status. Although the podcaster was concerned that this truth bomb would turn Kevin off, he actually handled the news really well.

After telling Ashley he respected her decision to keep her hymen intact, the twosome cozied up and made some clay pots à la Ghost. Get yours, girl!!

Sadly, not everyone was having luck finding love on BWG. Tiffany Scanlon realized she wasn’t meeting anyone special and chose to bounce from the house. That decision made Ben Higgins reevaluate what he was doing on the show. In fact, Higgins had a revelation that he just wasn’t ready to date even if someone special popped up at the house.

Despite being over ex fianc├â┬⌐e Lauren Bushnell, Ben realized he wasn’t over the heartbreak. After a chat with Chris Harrison, the perfect Ben noted tearfully:

“As much as I’ve moved on and I have, it still hurts.”

Through more tears, Ben made his goodbyes and admitted the house brought back “ghosts.” Ben’s exit was followed by Yuki Kimura and Michael Garofola‘s departure. So who was left??

Since only couples were left by the time the rose ceremony arrived, Harrison decided to make the moment ANOTHER competition opportunity. Yup, instead of a rose ceremony, the couples were tasked with participating in a kissing contestant. To make things even more awkward, the judges for the competition were some of the competitors exes. Specifically, Rachel Lindsay, Arie Luyendyk Jr., and JoJo Fletcher were tasked with ranking the smooches. Oh, and whomever came in last was being sent home.

Understandably, the contestants were uncomfortable AF about locking lips with their new loves in front of their former flames. But they sucked it up, and did it anyway. Here are some highlights from the kissing competition…

Christian Rauch and Clare Crawley chose to withdraw from the contest altogether as they had never kissed before (and had a nasty fight earlier). Byeeee!

Dean and Lesley did a little dance routine before their kiss, and it was not great. Ashley and Kevin went ALL IN with a hot and heavy makeout session. Bibiana Julian and Jordan Mauger, as well as Luke Pell and Stassi Yaramchuk, went with a tender, slow moving kiss.

Josiah Graham and Ally Thompson ended up in last place, which is probably a good thing, since the New Zealand resident later revealed they never really had a deep connection.

Don’t worry, y’all! There’s always Paradise.

Be sure to ch-ch-check out Bachelor Winter Games‘ finale when it airs this Thursday on ABC at 8 p.m. ET.

[Image via ABC.]

Feb 21, 2018 11:50am PDT

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