We are less than an hour into Bachelor Winter Games and the first makeout sesh has already happened between Josiah and Ally from New Zealand. It was sudden, but I'm not mad about it. Josiah and Ally on Bachelor Winter Games are seemingly the first potential couple, and all I'm saying is — let the games begin.
Some fans of the franchise frown upon kissing on the first night. However, there are only four, two-hour episodes planned for the first season of Winter Games so big moves have to be made quickly.
You may remember Josiah from Rachel Lindsay's season of The Bachelorette. He's the bad boy turned prosecuting attorney who is remembered best for his outstanding confidence. Upon returning to Winter Games, Josiah said he regretted coming off as "arrogant," and was not planning to do that again. He then kissed his own bicep... so, mixed message overall.
Ally is originally from England, but moved to New Zealand when she was 19 and ended up competing on Season 3 of The Bachelor New Zealand. If that doesn't solidify your residence, I'm not sure what does. She finished her season in ninth place, but obviously created quite a splash in the Bachelor franchise to score her a spot in Winter Games.
Ally and Josiah hit it off right away before the games even kicked off. All the contestants are living together in the same house — so you know things are going to heat up eventually, but no one expected this quickly.
Ally explained in her private interview that she felt like "mates" with her Bachelor in New Zealand, and she wondered if she would ever find that romantic chemistry with anyone. Josiah must've been exactly what she was looking for.
The two were chatting and the conversation turned to Ally's butt. Then, they started making out. These were all my thoughts during this chain of events:
"Oh, could this be a match?"
"Aw, Ally deserves to find love."
"Why is he making those gestures with his hands?"
It was a pretty passionate make out. While the Winter Games is centered around friendly competition, most contestants are (successfully) keeping their eyes on romance. Below is the full list of contestants on Winter Games:
- Ben, 29, The Bachelor Season 20
- Dean, 26, The Bachelorette Season 13 (Rachel Lindsay)
- Eric, 29, The Bachelorette Season 13 (Rachel Lindsay) — ELIMINATED
- Jamey, 33, The Bachelorette Season 13 (Rachel Lindsay) — ELIMINATED
- Josiah, 29, The Bachelorette Season 13 (Rachel Lindsay)
- Luke, 33, The Bachelorette Season 12 (JoJo Fletcher)
- Michael, 37, The Bachelorette Season 9 (Desiree Hartsock Siegfried)
- Ashley I., 29, The Bachelor Season 19 (Chris Soules)
- Clare, 36, The Bachelor Season 18 (Juan Pablo Galavis)
- Lesley, 30, The Bachelor Season 17 (Sean Lowe)
- Benoit, 31, The Bachelorette Season 1 – Canada
- Christian, 34, The Bachelorette Season 1 – Switzerland and Germany
- Courtney, 31, The Bachelorette Season 2 – Australia
- Jordan, 34, The Bachelorette Season 2 – New Zealand
- Kevin, 33, The Bachelorette Season 1 – Canada
- Ally, 24, The Bachelor Season 3 – New Zealand
- Jenny, 34, The Bachelor Season 1 – Finland
- Laura, 29, The Bachelor Season 1 – United Kingdom — ELIMINATED
- Lily, 21, The Bachelor Season 3 – New Zealand
- Nastassia, 26, The Bachelor Season 3 – Sweden
- Rebecca, 26, The Bachelor Season 3 – Sweden
- Tiffany, 31, The Bachelor Season 4 – Australia
- Yuki, 21, The Bachelor Season 1 – Japan
- Zoe, 25, The Bachelor Season 1 – China — ELIMINATED
Although we said goodbye to five contestants on Night 1, not all is fair in the Winter Games villa. One thing is for sure — love is in the air.
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