Portland woman earns coveted rose on 'The Bachelor'
Beaverton resident Abigail Heringer, who is a contestant on ABC's "The Bachelor," survives another week after new women entered the mansion looking for love.
Prior to five new women entering the house, Heringer spent one-on-one time with bachelor Matt James. When asked by James if this is what she thought the experience would be like, Heringer said she didn't think she would make it past the first night, where she received the coveted "first impression rose."
"Just the fact that you saw me, and we hit it off right away, I'm still riding on that high to be honest," Heringer said to James during the episode.
Heringer — along with the other contestants — looked surprised to see five new women vying for Matt James' heart on the dating and relationship television series.
Later in the show, Heringer was chosen by James for a group date centered around an obstacle course called the "Fall in Love Fest." The first section requires the contestants to get into 1,000-pound pumpkins, row across the lake and then suit up into a squirrel costume to find an acorn in a pile of leaves.
The women then must carry their acorn across a balance beam, drop the acorn into a bucket and then run to the finish line.
Despite not winning the competition, Heringer still received a rose from James to stay in the show another week.
Fans of the popular reality show will get to see the Beaverton resident try to win James' heart on the next episode of "The Bachelor," which airs 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1, on ABC.
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