‘The Bachelorette’ Season 19 Alums Party with ‘F–k Tino’ Sign

'Bachelorette' Season 19 Alums Party with 'F--k Tino' Sign Ahead of Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia's Finale

Aven Jones, Nate Mitchell, Tyler Norris and Mario Vassall.
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Do you like subtle shade? There are many of them. Gabby Windey Rachel Recchia’s former suitors celebrated their Bachelorette friendship — with a seemingly pointed dig at finalist Tino Franco.

Alec Garza, who was eliminated during the third week, shared Instagram Story footage of the men’s night out at the Hampton Social club in Nashville. He was joined by several other social media users. Tyler Norris, Aven Jones, Jordan Vandergriff, Nate Mitchell, Mario VassallYou can also see their season 19 costars.

As the group danced and partied at the club, they were apparently gifted a LED sign that said “F–k Tino,” referring to the 28-year-old contractor. Alec, 27, originally captured the signage on his Story. However, the post has since been deleted.

While the group have not further addressed the sign or its meaning, they enjoyed their boys’ trip. “Thanks for the fun times, Nashville,” Alec captioned a Sunday, September 18, Story snap from the airport.

'Bachelorette' Season 19 Alums Party with 'F--k Tino' Sign Ahead of Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia's Finale

Aven Jones, Jordan Vandergriff and Tyler Norris.
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Rachel, 26, had narrowed down her men to Aven, 28. Zach ShallcrossTino and Zach before the first part of the season finale. This aired Tuesday, September 13. Zach, 26, walked out after accusing Tino’s pilot instructor of not being real with her feelings. Tino and Aven became her final two. Both men met Rachel’s family and friends in Mexico, however, knowing Tino’s family disapproved of the couple put a damper on things.

“I’m a million percent confident that they’ll love Rachel because I do — they’ll have no choice,” Tino reassured Rachel’s family in the episode. “They’ll fall in love with her just like I did.”

The Bachelor season 26 finalist was won over by her beau’s remarks and eagerness about a future proposal during the final episode, especially after Aven told her folks he wasn’t sure he could get down on one knee the next day. (Rachel eventually sent the Massachusetts native home, claiming he wasn’t ready to get engaged despite previous assurances.)

“I have so many great connections. Tino is definitely someone that initially caught my attention and I did give the first impression rose to him,” Rachel previously told Us Weekly in August. “He’s someone that I felt very safe around. He chose me from the beginning, and it was really nice to be able to share the date with him in Paris and really get to know him more.”

Both Rachel, and the 31-year old Rachel Dancing With the Stars season 31 contestant — who has only Erich Schwer left in her corner — seemed excited about the prospect of getting engaged to their “dream guys” in the preview for the Tuesday, September 20, episode. Things took a turn when Tino and Tino got into a heated argument in the trailer.

“I just really need to tell you something that’s been weighing on me,” Rachel told her man in the clip. “You’re lying straight to my face. Look me in the eyes and lie to me again.”

'Bachelorette' Season 19 Alums Party with 'F--k Tino' Sign Ahead of Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia's Finale

Tino Franco, Rachel Recchia
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After asking Tino for an answer for “why you did what you did,” Rachel admitted via confessional that she has never felt this “blindsided and betrayed” in her life.

While fans will have to wait until Tuesday to see how Rachel and Tino’s journey ends, the men’s “F–k Tino” sign seems to be a play on Clayton Echard’s former contestants’ party with a “F–k Shanae” sign in February 2021. The board that had called out Shanae Annney for her villainous role on the show was presented to the 26-year-old alums.

“Regarding the sign brought out at the club last night, I just want to reiterate that we didn’t ask for it and didn’t know it was coming to our table,” Genevieve ParisiThe next day, she sent an Instagram Story in which she apologised for her actions. “That being said, it was insensitive for me to video it and post it to Instagram. Nobody is perfect and I’m learning as I go. 🤍

The Bachelorette season 19 concludes on ABC Tuesday, September 20, at 8 p.m. ET.