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THE FINALISTS Estella Kelly Jo
Estella: At 28, she is four years younger than Bob.
Kelly Jo: At 24, she is eight years younger than Bob.
Estella: San Diego; now lives in Beverly Hills.
Kelly Jo: Raised and lives in Wheaton, Ill.
Estella: Mortgage broker
Kelly Jo: Marketing analyst
WHY HE MIGHT CHOOSE HER
Estella: They’re both mortgage brokers, and Estella looks a lot like his ex-wife. “My gut feeling tells me Estella,” says former competitor Mary Delgado.
Kelly Jo: She stole the first kiss in the very first episode, and he loved visiting her family. They “reminded me so much of my own, I honestly felt like I’ve known them all my life.”
WHY HE MIGHT NOT
Estella: They’re both mortgage brokers, and she looks a lot like his ex-wife.
Kelly Jo: Bob has said his choice will be between a woman he can imagine as a lover and one he can imagine as a friend. “Kelly Jo,” says Delgado, “seems like a best friend.”
WHY HE’LL FEEL GUILTY EITHER WAY
Estella: She told viewers, “I feel like I am in love with him. It’s amazing. I want to be with Bob.”
Kelly Jo: She told him, “I’m in love with you. It feels real, and I don’t want to run from it.”
CLUES FROM THE DREAM DATES
Estella: In Belize he tells her, “There wasn’t a moment today when I sat there with you and I thought about anyone else. So I would think that that hopefully says a lot to you. It says a lot to me.”
Kelly Jo: After Kelly Jo tells him how she feels while on their date in Anchorage: “It caught me off guard. I’m not gonna lie. But it certainly was really nice to hear.” Hmm.
Estella: When Bob asks if she’ll accept the rose in episode 7, she makes a pun on their dream date: “You better Belize it.”
Kelly Jo: A one-on-one date–home-cooked meal of lobster and corn, with kissing in the hot tub for dessert.
MOMENT TO FORGET
Estella: On a trip to Vegas in episode 5, she breaks down in their hotel suite, upset about having to compete with the other women.
Kelly Jo: Her make-out moment with Bob in episode 3 is disrupted by the jealous Misty and Mary.
THE ODDS IN VEGAS
Kelly Jo: The favorite at 5:6