'Bachelor in Paradise' finale: Johns Hopkins grad Taylor Nolan gets engaged

“Bachelor in Paradise” may have caused quite the controversy this summer, but for Johns Hopkins University graduate Taylor Nolan, things turned out pretty well.

Fellow contestant Derek Peth proposed to Nolan on the “Bachelor in Paradise” finale Monday night, and she said yes.

Nolan, a mental health counselor who is also a Stevenson University alum, first competed for love on national TV on Nick Viall’s season of “The Bachelor,” on which she made waves for her confrontations with Corinne Olympios. While Nolan’s time on the spin-off was not drama-free, things seemed to go a little more smoothly.

Nolan and Peth, who originally competed on JoJo Fletcher’s season of “The Bachelorette,” spent some time in the fantasy suite on Monday night’s finale, where they got some time to “experience each other in a different way,” as Nolan put it.

On the “Bachelor in Paradise” reunion, the couple talked about how they spent time together when the production shut down — as the show investigated allegations of sexual assault — which helped their relationship get “past the honeymoon phase,” Peth said.

Finally, he popped the question, and through tears, Nolan said yes. They were the only couple to end the season engaged.

So can we expect a Baltimore wedding in their future? Not likely — as Nolan, who went to high school in Anne Arundel County, now lives in Seattle and Peth is in Iowa. The couple told People magazine that they’re in “no rush” and aren’t planning on moving in together just yet.

Regardless, seems like a lot has changed since Nolan was eliminated from her “Bachelor” season. Back in February, she talked to The Baltimore Sun about her experiences on the show — yes, including the Corinne drama. You can read that here.

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