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OTRC: 'The Bachelor' finale: Juan Pablo Galavis has 2 finalists left: 5 facts

Juan Pablo Galavis appears in an interview with OTRC.com on Jan. 7, 2014. / 'The Bachelor' season 18 finalists Clare and Nikki appear in publicity photos. The finale airs on March 10 at 8 p.m. ET. (ABC / Rick Rowell)

It's decision time for "The Bachelor" star Juan Pablo Galavis on the season 18 finale of the ABC show!

Spoiler alert!

When asked last month if viewers will be satisfied with the season 18 finale of "The Bachelor," host Chris Harrison told OTRC.com that he doesn't know if everyone will feel that way, adding: That's not to say it doesn't end happily for him or for one of these young ladies, but I don't know if at the end of this, everyone's gonna be satisfied with how he is, how it plays out, how the women are." (Check out our exclusive 2-part interview with Chis Harrison.)

"The day has COME... Finally TODAY the soap opera comes to an END..." Galavis tweeted on Monday.

Galavis, a 32-year-old U.S.-born Venezuelan former soccer pro, has also stirred drama off-screen and is being touted as one of the most controversial "Bachelor" stars. Earlier this year, he was slammed over anti-gay comments, for which he later apologized, and recently drew fire over a retweet of an insensitive tweet mentioning a word meaning "mentally disabled." He said on Twitter last week: "He In Venezuela the R word is USED commonly and by NO means is to OFFEND anyone... #Relax #DifferentCulture #Respect."

Check out 5 facts to know about tonight's three-hour LIVE "Bachelor" finale television event, which includes a two-hour finale and the subsequent special, "After The Final Rose." The drama begins on ABC on Monday, March 10 at 8 p.m. ET.

1. Who are the two finalists?

Contestant Andi exited the show on the last episode, during which she criticized Galavis' behavior, and also said on the "Bachelor" special "Women Tell All" that he was "borderline narcissistic." The remaining two contestants are:

  • Clare (pictured left), a 32-year-old hairstylist from Sacramento, California
  • Nikki, a 26-year-old pediatric nurse from Kansas City, Missouri.
  • 2. What can we expect to see on "The Bachelor" finale?

    During the two-hour finale, which airs between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET, the two women will meet Galavis' family -- awkward! ABC is also promising a "shocking outcome."

    3. Will the finale end with a proposal?

    That's always the question. Galavis had told OTRC.com in January that in retrospect, he would not have agreed to star on the series. (Check out our exclusive interview with Juan Pablo Galavis).

    4. Special guests!

    Past stars of "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" will be shown watching the three-hour season 18 finale event with a studio audience. The list includes current eliminated contestants Chelsie, Kat, Kelly, Renee and Sharleen, season 17 star Sean Lowe and winner Catherine, his new bride (see PHOTOS of their wedding), and "The Bachelorette" season 9 star Desiree Hartsock and winner and fiance Chris Siegfried.

    5. "After The Final Rose" to reveal new "Bachelorette" star

    The one-hour live "The Bachelor: After The Finale Rose" special airs at 10 p.m. ET. Galavis will sit down with Harrison, Clare and Nikki in St. Lucia, a previous episode location, to talk about the finale's outcome. Also, the star of "The Bachelorette" season 10 will be revealed. Fans online are speculating that the person is Andi full name - Andi Dorfman). Past finalists are traditionally chosen to headline a new season.

    Watch SNEAK PEEK clips from the finale of "The Bachelor" season 18, below.

    UPDATE: Read a RECAP of the "Bachelor" finale - find out what decision Juan Pablo Galavis made!

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