I adore the Bachelor/Bachelorette. If you don't equally love the show, we can still be friends, but we will just have to agree to disagree on Monday night television.
Two times a year, in the winter with the Bachelor and spring with the Bachelorette, my world is rocked. These shows have raised my standards in life and love (ok ok, I know none of the couples from the show last, just go with it). The Bachelor/ette shows show what a real life fairy tale romance can be. With interesting trips, elaborate dinners, unique activities. ... after I got separated, the bar on what I considered to be an acceptable 'date' was raised very high. Thanks ABC and reality shows.
This is why I love BF so much, he continues to surprise and impress me all the time. The first year we were together it was trips, concerts, and new experiences. The second year it's been amazing dinners and fun activities and excursions. I never though that I'd own my own rock climbing gear and skateboard, not even a year ago. I also never thought that my BF would be cooking me up hand breaded calamari in his kitchen while feeding me strawberry filled Hello Kitty marshmallows from Japan. But somehow this is my life.
I didn't pick Sean to win on Emily's season, he didn't stand out to me with his personality at all. He's a genuinely sweet, sincere, family oriented guy. But he has no real substance to him other than that. Sean doesn't seem funny or interesting or all that awesome. Yes he's attractive in a "I'm over 8 years old by my hair is still light blonde, that's super rare, right?" way. Clearly not my type, but just like every Bachelor/ette show, I try my hand as matchmaker and love to pick my favorites.
I determined in my Bachelor Ben's Season Finale Post last year that this show is my hobby and although that is terribly embarrassing to admit, I can't get enough. It's my 50 shades of gray...
So the show's already a mess this season. And tonight was just the first episode. So many girls were drunk. I have determined they shoot the episode where the ladies meet the Bachelor from around 7pm - 7am and they feel the girls Red Bull and Vodka to keep them awake and happy. Sooo many of these girls embarrass themselves with getting sloppy drunk that first night. It happens every single season.
Onto a few of the girls who stood out to me tonight....
I'm going to talk about Sarah first. She's a gorgeous, smart, sweet girl. She's the one who just happens to be standing to the side in her bio photo, not revealing that she does not have a left arm. But that's who she is this season 'that girl without an arm.' Not having an arm is totally not a big deal. I have a friend at work who doesn't have a left arm. It's a common situation. This is the first person I've seen on the show who is physically a little bit different, and 'out of the mouths of babes' as they say, Gav was very curious and immediately asked about her arm when he saw Sarah. When I told him she was born that way, he disagreed because he knew she had been bitten by a shark. And if it wasn't after she was born, it must have been in heaven.
I don't think Sarah will get very far this season, but she is a pretty girl and I'm sure she'll find a guy soon. She said she thinks the reason she's not married is because she is missing an arm. I'm not a guy, so I don't know how that would make a difference, but who knows.
Katie is the Charlotte girl this season. And she's a yoga instructor. I txt BF about if he knew her. He was at yoga (at another studio) and said he knows of her, but he doesn`t know her that well. She goes by Tater. I think she will stay on the Bachelor for a while this season. Sean seems into the brunettes. I'm sure she'll spread the healthy lifestyle vibe throughout the show for that spin.
After the first episode, #1 Pick to marry Sean is Desiree
She reminds me of Rashida Jones, you know... from Parks & Rec. She has a great personality and is really funny. Desiree works at a bridal salon, and she seems like the perfect combination of dreamer and housewife for Sean. I think she is genuine, but also a little bit silly and quirky.
These are my pics after episode 1. I'll be back soon with new choices as the season develops. Looks like there will be drama (as there always is).