Right after Kat announced Lauren as the winner as the confetti and hoopla is coming down etc, a guy went onstage with a big bouquet for Kent- he then hustles Kent off stage. My guess is that they make him take a little downtime before letting him back out-- it must be quite the emotional rollercoaster to get so close. You can see by everyone else's reactions when they get booted over the course of the season that it's pretty disappointing, and it's probably overwhelming right at the end. It would have been totally fake if he were just as excited as everyone else. I am also happy that Lauren won though. Yay.