“Bachelor Pad” is a competition-style show in which cast members from various seasons of “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” move into Bachelor Mansion and team up for not only another chance at love but also a $250,000 prize. The contestants live together in the mansion and take part in challenges, go on dates with cast members of their choice, and choose other contestants to eliminate.
Once down to the final couples, formerly eliminated cast members return to serve as the judges, where they are given the final vote on who is the most deserving couple to be awarded the $250,000 prize. After the final vote, the winning couple participates in a Prisoner’s Dilemma, whereby the male contestant and female contestant must decide whether to keep or share the $250,000 prize.
The final twist in the show’s format is that if both contestants choose to “keep” the grand prize, the monetary prize is evenly distributed among the other eliminated contestants. If one of the two decides to keep and the other decides to share, the one who says “keep” gets all the money for themselves. If they both say “share,” they split the prize money evenly.
In the Season 3 finale, Rachel Truehart and Nick Peterson beat out couple Sarah Newlon and Chris Bukowski for the chance at the $250,000 prize. When it came time for Rachel and Nick to reveal what they were doing with the money, Nick shocked all of Bachelor Nation when instead of sharing the prize with his partner, he opted to keep the whole $250,000 for himself, leaving Rachel with nothing.