Chris Soules is the next Bachelor and filming for his season is nearing the end, with only four women left.
The final four in each season of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette go on hometown dates where they take the man or woman–in this case, Soules–to meet their family in their hometown, or where they grew up.
Three of the final four women have been revealed by Reality Steve, who obtains and publishes spoilers on the franchise.
The first hometown date was with Becca Tilley, a 26-year-old who lives in San Diego, California.
The date was in Shreveport, Louisiana, where she grew up.
Tilley, who currently works at Salon Salon in Rancho Santa Fe, attended Louisiana Tech University before moving to San Diego.
Becca has an older sister, a younger brother, and two younger sisters.
The second hometown date was with Whitney Bischoff, a 29-year-old who lives in Chicago.
The date was in Chicago, and included a stop at Quartino Chicago, a pizza place.
Bischoff, who currently works at the Fertility Centers of Illinois as a registered nurse, graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2007.
The third women who has been revealed is Jade Roper, who has caught Steve’s attention because she’s the first Bachelor contestant who has posed nude for Playboy.
“We’re not talking, ‘Oh, she took her top off and there’s one shot of her on the internet topless,'” he said. Roper was “completely nude.”
Roper is a 27-year-old who lives in Los Angeles. The hometown date was expected to take place in Nebraska, where she grew up.
The rose ceremony for the final four took place at Hotel Julien Dubuque in Iowa, but no word has emerged on who was eliminated before the overnights.
Meanwhile, The Bachelor season 19 will be telecast live, reported TVLine, and will be three hours long.
“According to a source, the super-sized opener will feature recorded elements (such as the traditional limo drop-off), but large chunks of the episode will be broadcast live,” it said.
“(Similar to the After the Final Rose specials, the premiere will find host Chris Harrison holding court in front of a studio audience; past Bachelor and Bachelorette couples and/or singles will also be on hand to lend their commentary).”
Season 19 is set to premiere on January 5, 2015.