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Senior Max Hartman

Senior Max Hartman.

Hartman’s prediction before the finale:

A: I thought Genevieve was going to win, but I’m not sure if anyone is going to win.

Q: What has your favorite part of the season been?

A: My favorite part has been Clayton making bad mistakes recently. It’s been very entertaining.

Q: Did you like the finale?

A: It was a good finale even though the season was underwhelming and Clayton was not the best bachelor.

Q: Was your prediction correct?

A: Sort of because he left the show alone, but he’s with Susie now.

Spanish Teacher Laura Robbins

Spanish teacher Lauren Robbins.

Robbins’ prediction before the finale:

A: I think nobody will be picked because Clayton has been confused lately.

Q: What has your favorite part of the season been?

A: The crazy girls and drama this season has been the most entertaining part.

Q: Did you like the finale?

A: It was dramatic and shocking because a lot that happened was unexpected, and Clayton ended up being a worse person than I thought.

Q: Was your prediction correct?

A: Yes at first because he left the show alone, but I did not predict that he would end up with Susie.

Senior Molly Esque

Senior Molly Esque.

Esque’s prediction before the finale:

A: Originally I thought Rachel was going to win, but now I think Clayton will go home single.

Q: What has your favorite part of the season been?

A: When Shanae went home and Gabby threw champagne off the terrace of the hotel.

Q: Did you like the finale?

A: The finale really shocked me. I was surprised by Susie coming back to be with Clayton after she rejected his proposal.

Q: Was your prediction correct?

A: Somewhat. I was correct that he’d leave alone but not that he would be single after the Final Rose Special.

Junior Madison Ingram

Junior Madison Ingram.

Ingram’s prediction before the finale:

A: I think that Rachel will win because it seemed like she and Clayton had the best connection.

Q: What has your favorite part of the season been?

A: When they went to Italy, because they haven’t been traveling recently.

Q: Did you like the finale?

A: Yeah, it was very dramatic. I thought it was funny that everyone was crying when Clayton made his pick.

Q: Was your prediction correct?

A: No, but it makes sense that Susie won because she and Clayton also had a really strong connection

Sophomore Ace Hillman

Sophomore Ace Hillman.

Hillman’s prediction before the finale:

A: I thought that Eliza was going to win originally, but now I think that Clayton likes Rachel the most.

Q: What has your favorite part of the season been?

A: I haven’t liked this season that much. Clayton isn’t a good bachelor, but I liked how crazy the girls were.

Q: Did you like the finale?

A: No, I thought it was overdramatized and more unrealistic than the finale usually is.

Q: Was your prediction correct?

A: No, but I’m not that surprised that Susie won because they were obsessed with each other.

Sophomore Kate Magee

Sophomore Kate Magee.

Magee’s prediction before the finale:

A: Initially, I thought it was going to be Rachel, but I think the girls may leave before Clayton can pick.

Q: What has your favorite part of the season been?

A: The two-on-one with Shanae and Genevieve because it was dramatic and Shanae was put in her place.

Q: Did you like the finale?

A: I feel conflicted. What Clayton did to Rachel and Gabby was unacceptable. However, I like Susie.

Q: Was your prediction correct?

A: My prediction was not correct. I didn’t see this coming at all.

Mitchell Giller
Mitchell Giller is a junior at Bexley High School, and a staff reporter on the Torch.