“The Bachelor” visits Denver with a local contestant. Did she make Clayton’s top 3?

Spoilers ahead! See where Gabby “Dingbat” Windey took bachelor Clayton Echard in the Mile High City.

Tiney Ricciardi
The Denver Post
‘Bachelor’ Clayton Echard and Denver’s Gabby Windey during the filming of the 26th season of the popular dating TV show. Windey made it to the top three contestants after Echard met her extended family during a hometown date.
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Denver’s Gabby Windey started as one of 30 women seeking to win Clayton Echard’s heart on the 26th season of “The Bachelor,” and as of Monday night she was one of four who made it all the way to hometown dates. That means she got to introduce her boyfriend who has three other girlfriends to her family.

This season marks the first time in two years that the show has been able to travel to remaining contestants’ hometowns – or much at all – due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And Echard’s visit to the Mile High City went well, apparently. Windey, a local ICU Nurse and former Denver Broncos cheerleader, indeed earned a rose and officially made the top three.

Prior to meeting Windey’s family, the couple suited up in Colorado casual – boots and backpacks – for a scenic hike at an undisclosed location. Windey dropped what she called a “subtle” hint by taking him to a place called proposal rock, which was quite literally a small boulder painted with the words “proposal rock.” (Ever heard of it? Me neither.)

After taking in the view of snow-capped mountains (filming happened in November), Windey and Echard took a dip in a hot tub in the middle of the woods and toasted with some bubbly. It was among the more fun dates of the season, which have so far included preparing for a kid’s birthday party with Hilary Duff and attending therapy — twice.

Echard, a former professional football player with a borderline toxic obsession with finding a wife so they can immediately have children, said his goal when meeting his top four ladies’ loved ones was to be able to see himself becoming a part of the family.

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