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Now on to the delayed rose ceremony, which started with a cocktail party. While Matt is mid-conversation with Victoria, they’re promptly interrupted by...Chris Harrison. When Chris Harrison mysteriously appears out of nowhere, you know sh*t is about to go down.
Chris then tells Matt that they’re adding some new contestants tonight. For those Bachelor obsessives keeping score, this is a twist we really haven’t seen before. One or two new contestants, sure, but this ended up meaning five new women introduced three weeks into it. And with that: cue the nervous breakdowns from the existing contestants, who promptly name themselves “OGs" or the "varsity squad."
First we meet Brittany–who makes a *real* entrance by “making up for lost time” which means grabbing Matt and kissing him. Of course, all the girls are watching this go down from inside the house. Brittany is followed by Michelle, Ryan, Kim, and Catalina, who showed up in a crown because she is Miss Universe Puerto Rico.
The “OGs” are literally unwell at this point–Anna is having a full-blown meltdown on camera, MJ is saying how unfair it is, and Victoria was just mad that Catalina was wearing a crown. Once Catalina arrived inside the house, Victoria literally stole her crown and put it on her head. You could tell Catalina was like “WTF is happening,” which is honestly how I felt too.