Iowa's Kelsey Weier brings 'The Bachelor' home to meet her Des Moines-area family. How does she fare? (Spoilers ahead.)
Kelsey Weier battled all season long with her fellow contestants looking to catch the heart of Peter Weber on ABC's season 24 of "The Bachelor."
The competition took a personal turn Monday, when the show's finalists — Weier, Hannah Ann Sluss, Victoria Fuller and Madison Prewett — brought Weber to the women's hometowns. Weber joined Weier, a graduate of West Des Moines' Dowling Catholic High School, for a tour of some of central Iowa's hot spots.
Sluss was Weier's biggest competition. The two hadn't gotten along all season.
Weier was accused by her fellow contestants of "drinking her emotions." But her emotional journey didn't stop the Miss Iowa USA 2017 from making a good impression on Weber, a commercial airline pilot.
In the end, did her emotions get the best of her, or did she prevail to be a remaining contestant competing to win over Weber's heart? Spoilers ahead.
But Weier is headed home.
Weier was the second date featured on the show Monday night. She joined Weber at the Iowa State Capitol before going on their date and meeting her family.
ABC showed many sweeping shots of the city's skyline throughout the segment.
Known for loving wine, Weier took Weber to stomp grapes so that they could make their own bottle. The date consisted of dancing and kissing in the tub full of grapes.
Weber compared their relationship to an alcoholic beverage: "Our relationship is definitely not bland in any way. There's definitely that sweetness, a lot of flavors, very bold, a hint of spice," Weber said.
"The aftertaste always leaves you wanting more," he added.
After making their wine, Weier toasted to Weber's first visit to Iowa and admitted that she'd fallen in love with Weber while they were in Peru. "I can honestly say that I am in love with you," the professional clothier said. Weber didn't respond with words, but kisses.
The two went for a walk before kissing again and heading to Weier's home to meet her family over dinner.
Weier's mother, Beth, made Weier's favorite dish — crab rangoon, which the pair had discussed on their first date together. Weber toasted the family for welcoming him into their home, and then the couple split up to sit through one-on-ones with various members of Weier's family.
Weier admitted to a few of her family members that her relationship with Weber had gotten off to an intense start. "We've had to deal with a lot of stuff, we've had to overcome stuff," she said. "It's what I want in a relationship — someone to be vulnerable and open," Weier added.
When asked if she would marry Weber if he proposed, she said she would.
Weber, meanwhile, talked with Weier's mother about Weier's love for the bachelor.
Beth admitted she had some concerns regarding her daughter's feelings. "As a mom of three, and having gone through a divorce, I am concerned," she said. "Nobody wants to have their children's heartbroken, so don't break my girl's heart. Do you understand?"
"I do. I 100% do," Weber responded.
While talking with her stepdad, Weier said that her falling in love with Weber was "scary" because she's afraid of being heartbroken. Beth shared her daughter's concerns, saying she was afraid she'd get hurt.
Weber didn't heed Beth's advice, and Weier was sent home packing with tears in her eyes.
Sierra Porter covers entertainment for the Des Moines Register. She can be contacted at email@example.com or via Twitter @SierraAPorter95. Your subscription makes work like this possible. Subscribe today at DesMoinesRegister.com/Deal.