Prince Lorenzo Borghese picks Jennifer, not Sadie, but doesn’t propose

The Bachelor 9 concluded last night, and Prince Lorenzo Borghese, the Italian prince who’s never been to Italy, selected Jennifer Wilson instead of Sadie Murray. The Pope did not appear on the finale, shockingly enough.

He told her, “I came here for one reason and that was in search for love,” but he did not propose to her, despite having asked both her father and Sadie’s father for permission to marry them, and despite the fact that both their fathers offered him a goat in addition to their daughters. Seriously, Lorenzo did give her a ring, but as Reality TV World reports, “Lorenzo didn’t even attempt to present his The Bachelor-supplied engagement ring to Jennifer as a ‘promise ring.’ Instead, suddenly using the fact that his mother had helped design it as grounds to dub the newly created ring to be a ‘family ring.’”

He then babbled about the Garden of Eden, Planet Earth, Italy, and the United States, which essentially was his way of asking her to move to New York with him so they could see if their flimsy relationship holds up outside of the context of the reality show. Jennifer said, “I think you’re incredible, I’ve fallen in love with you somewhere along the way. I’m elated right now and I want to make it work with you and I see myself as a New York City girl!”

By the way, I thought I was going to make it through this entire season without seeing a single episode of The Bachelor or even a reference to it on TV, and I almost made it: Last night during Studio 60 on NBC, at the same time Lorenzo was not proposing, the drama attempted to mock the ABC reality series with one of its infamously unfunny sketches.

‘Bachelor: Rome’ ends with Lorenzo Borghese selecting Jennifer Wilson [Reality TV World]

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