Hoxie woman not picked by 'The Bachelor'

HOXIE, AR (KAIT) - On Monday night, the season finale of ABC's "The Bachelor" aired and residents of Hoxie, along with many others watched.

The final two women vying for Nick Viall's heart includes Hoxie native Raven Gates.

Many people in town have been tuning in this season and cheering Gates on.

The show created quite the stir in town when limos showed up earlier in 2016.

Residents hoped Gates would have been the one to win the bachelor's heart.

"She seems to be a very sweet young lady," said Hoxie resident Jan Vickers.  "I'm excited and I hope she gets it."

Vickers said she was already a fan of the show, but that watching this season was even more interesting because someone she knows was a contestant.

She said many people have been flocking to the town in search of Gates.

"They're looking for Raven Gates or looking for her boutique," she said.

Unfortunately, Viall did not give Gates the final rose during the season finale. Instead, he picked Vanessa Grimaldi.

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