Arkansas girl doesn't get the ring on Bachelor, but she's going to paradise

And the finale rose goes to ...

Vanessa Grimaldi.

Nick Viall popped the question to Grimaldi during the season 21 finale of ABC's "The Bachelor" Monday night. The proposal took place in Rovaniemi, Finland, after Viall broke the heart of Raven Gates by telling her she was not the one who had his heart.

Hoxie native, Raven Gates, is the first official cast member of season four of Bachelor in Paradise

"If anything, I know that if Nick can go to Paradise and do this experience and find love, then I can too," the boutique owner said on After the Final Rose, following Nick's proposal to Vanessa Grimaldi.  

There seemed to be no real hard feelings between her and Nick when they sat down together tonight. She told him she was happy for him and happy that he wasn't rejected, and that she could see he and Vanessa clearly had a lot of passion for each other. 

Raven is a sweet girl. Met her when she worked at one of my favorite boutiques in Little Rock, Steamroller Blues. Glad to see her becoming a star!

Ashley King

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