America selects Hank, who refuses to marry Lisa on national TV.

America selects Hank, who refuses to marry Lisa on national TV.
Simon Cowell’s Cupid concluded last night, with America selecting Lisa’s favorite suitor Hank. But during the wedding ceremony, Hank said he wouldn’t marry Lisa on national TV, because, he “Lisa means something to me,” and he wants her to have a real wedding. Lisa said they “just don’t want to share any more” of their lives. That means they gave up the $1 million dowry that the show would have given them had they married and stayed married for a year.

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