Kiptyn Locke and Tenley Molzahn were not only runners-up on their seasons of “The Bachelorette” and “The Bachelor,” but now they are runners-up on “Bachelor Pad.” BUt they aren’t surprised that Natalie and Dave won.
“We realized strategy-wise, it wasn’t the best move [to take Dave and Natalie to the finals],” Kiptyn tells us. “The better strategy move probably would’ve been to bring the other couple.”
We had to ask that had Kiptyn and Tenley been eliminated before the finals, would they have voted for Dave and Natalie or Kovacs and Elizabeth. They both say Dave and Natalie.
“They played a very strategic game … but they didn’t do it hurting anybody,” says Tenley. “They played the game kind of how we did, but with really playing the game,” she laughs.
Now that their reality show hijinks are over, Kiptyn wants to concentrate on an online business he started called Hope Rose.
“You can send somebody a rose with a gift card in it that has a contribution amount that can be redeemed back on the website … apply the funds to whatever charity you’re passionate about and 100% of the proceeds go to that charity,” Kiptyn explains.
And Tenley supports him 100%, saying, “But we will be together, taking it at our pace. We are in a very different situation having our relationship started on national television and that is something we are both leery of.”
“Keep it real, do it at our own pace, not worry about the pressure of the outside world and see where it goes,” adds Kiptyn.
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