- Two women who appeared on the Vietnamese version of “The Bachelor” are off the show and officially a couple.
- The pair confirmed their relationship in an interview last week.
- Neither women have ever been in a same-sex relationship prior to the show.
- “Bachelor” producer Anh-Thu Nguyen said their public profession of love was “moving and powerful.”
Two women who left a rose ceremony together on the Vietnamese version of “The Bachelor” are off the show and officially a couple.
After Minh Thu was denied a rose from bachelor Nguyen Quoc Trung, she confessed her love for contestant Truc Nhu in a never-before-seen twist. Nhu later decided to stay to make sure her feelings were real and give the bachelor a fair chance.
“The moment when Minh Thu left and I stayed behind, I had a lot of longing. I had a lot of memories of our time together,” Nhu told BuzzFeed News.
After two episodes, Nhu left the show to be with Thu. The couple confirmed their relationship in an interview with the show last week.
Neither women have ever been in a same-sex relationship prior to the show. The women said they had to prepare their families before the show aired. Nhu told her sister“this was completely real.”
“If I’m happy in this relationship then you need to support me and not scold me,” she told her.
“Bachelor” producer Anh-Thu Nguyen, who is a queer Vietnamese-American woman, called their public profession of love “moving and powerful.”
“It’s been a proud experience to see our clip resonate around the world and become an unexpected platform for discussing LGBTQI+ issues in Vietnam on a global scale,” Nguyen said.
Fans on social media were thrilled to see the couple together.
im rlly happy for the two women from the bachelor vietnam! as a viet bisexual girl who's (mostly) out to her family it helps my older relatives understand that being part of the lgbt community is more common than they think!
— ✨sen (jingle jangled) (@senjumarus) October 12, 2018
IM SO EMOTIONAL ABOUT THE WOMEN FROM BACHELOR VIETNAM WHO FELL IN LOVE
— Cat Paige (@catsi_art) October 16, 2018
“We want, one day, for people to know us from our work and what we create, instead of just from this incident alone,” Thu told BuzzFeed News.
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